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As a guitarist, if I'm playing with a pianist, I usually do a couple of things. If I haven't played with them before, I'll usually lay off a bit in order to get a feel for how the pianist wants to approach the comping. I tend to adapt my paying around my bandmates when I'm comping. If the pianist wants to do some complicated rhythmic stuff, I tend to go ...


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If I'm understanding the question correctly, it sounds like you are describing what is called appropriately enough, "Chord Melody" which is a popular method to harmonize a melody line often seen in jazz arrangements, but can be used in almost any style of popular music. I'm guessing you got your hands on some of those kind of arrangements, but I can assure ...


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I'm not certain if this is what you're after, but you may be interested in the concept of the melodic-harmonic divorce in rock music. In short, it's a theory about this repertoire that states that a melody and its underlying harmonies don't always work in tandem the way they traditionally did (like, for instance, in a Christmas Carol), with dissonant pitches ...


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No. Try it and you will see how awful it sounds. There may be exceptions to this general rule, but they will be rare. In fact, it is common for song collections to be available in different keys for high, medium, and low voice. Were they specific to male or female singers, there would be twice as many editions, labeled for soprano, tenor, mezzo soprano, ...


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Play the piano part as written. In most song accompaniments (except in special situations like songs for young children, or where the player is meant to be leading the audience singing, etc) the accompaniment does not "double" the voice part, and it will work fine sung in either a male or a female voice range. There may be a few exceptions to this in songs ...


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This is a tough call. Where on the finger board is not really helpful. The bigger issue will be two people comping simultaneously and having the rhythms clash. Do you have a Bass in the group? If not you could always play a sort of walking chord melody bass line in the lower register. That would fill up space and keep the steady groove going and act as ...


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I play piano myself, and I recently played with a trio with guitar and bass for the first time. My experience, as a piano player, when having a solo, was that the tight, clustered left hand chords (Bill Evans) worked not so well with the guitar comping underneath. The alterations may clash, especially when the guitarist used tight voicings of his chords. ...


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Don't play full 6 string chords, but partials (look at the LCJO tutorial on YouTube). Don't play all the time. Listen a lot. Listen some more to the Nat King Cole Trio with Oscar Moore or John Collins.


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The best approach is to zoom in a bit and focus on a few well arranged piano songs and learn the arrangements note by note. You basically need to figure out how it is being done - how to make simple chords sound good on piano by examples. Try to select songs in varied styles so you could build idiomatic vocabulary. For example Phil Collins' piano on ...


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Possibly too wide reaching a question to answer here. Various ploys can be and are used. *Arpeggiating the chords. *Playing a bass line with l.h. while using block chords with r.h. *Chords with l.h., melody with r.h. *Chords with l.h., harmonising with melody with r.h. *Chords with both hands. *Chords and melody r.h., with l.h. bass line. *Chords with ...


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Find out where your guitarist likes to play on the fretboard, then go to a different register on the piano keyboard. What to do will be very different if the guitarist wants to play open-string voicings or spend most of the time somewhere above the 12th fret, an octave higher.


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Did you look up fingerstyle slapping as piiperi suggests: I‘found this video that teaches, how to master finger style slapping (10 exercises):


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There are a few things he's doing with the rhythm. I'm not sure if there's a name for the whole effect, though. The slaps happen on beats 2 and 4, constituting a backbeat. There's a chord on beat 1 and a staccato chord on the last 16th note of beat one. This is sometimes called an anticipation. The bass thumps are on the last 2 16ths of beat 2, stopping ...


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If you mean the rhythmic accompaniment of the right hand: On certain beats, instead of a full strum of the strings, we mute all the strings with our strumming hand, and simply run the pick across the dead strings, creating a "blip" kind of sound. This sound creates a very pleasing rhythmic contrast to the rest of the strums, which carry a full tone. The ...


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I do not think there is a way of distinguishing between "vat-produced" counterpoint and arpeggiated accompaniment, unless said accompaniment repeats the arpeggiated chord as an exact same sequence of notes every bar/division of a bar, whether it be by ear or on paper. Even then, counterpoint can be repetitive as well. There's too much to say here, as ...


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I think you are asking what are the 'accompaniment, harmony, and dynamic' aspects of polyphonic music. You already see the comment about not posting homework questions. I'll give you a few points of departure to explore to help you find the answers yourself... Polyphonic accompaniments: look up basso continuo and compare with fugue. Then look up Bach's ...


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I think 'improvisation' connotates for many people improvising a melody over chord changes like in jazz or a rock guitar solo. But, you are asking about improvising the rhythm part - the accompaniment part. You can try finding resources using keywords like 'accompaniment' or 'comping'. You can also look for guides along the lines of 'how to play from a lead ...


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You've been offered a comprehensive list of ukulele techniques. And suggestions on elaborating a simple harmony. But maybe they aren't necessary. Maybe they'd just get in the way of the song. You ask how to "make this more interesting for ME to play". But what does the SONG need? Try strumming along gently and listen to the words of the song. Maybe ...


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