PLAYING for SINGERS
I'm proud to announce the publication, by Sher Music, of my book "Playing For Singers".
It's a "how-to" book, for the jazz and cabaret piano player I've spent most of my piano playing career as an accompanist, and it's time to share some of the knowledge I've gleaned from toiling all those years in the trenches of nightclub/concert milieu.
"In a world deeply populated with music books, "Playing for Singers" is a special one that teaches how to accompany in an insightful and approachable way. Thanks to Mike's musical wisdom and experience, it fills a gap that finally addresses how to really do it!"
The musical techniques that this career demands have rarely been written about, and so this is an attempt to fill that gap. It's a practical guide to the many secrets of the accompanist's art.
"Mike Greensill has drawn on his many years of experience backing vocalists to write this invaluable exploration of the various skills necessary to become an accomplished and in-demand vocal accompanist. This book sheds a bright light into an often shadowy corner of musical techniques, inadequately explored until now. Highly recommended."
...........................Lee Musiker (accompanist for Tony Bennett)