For questions about the art of providing musical support or background to a lead soloist or ensemble.

Accompaniment comes in many forms: playing piano behind a cabaret singer, being part of a rhythm section during a solo, conducting an orchestra in a concerto, being a backup singer, .... The role of accompanist is critical to many performances — so much so, that "collaborator" has become the more commonly used term.

Use this tag for questions that relate to performing music in a supporting, background, or other "non-lead" role.