• NAB: Is Waitress difficult accompaniment? 11/13/2017  1:46pm

    This has never happened to me before, but I had an accompanist completely butcher a song I had been using for a few months. I’m not a strong piano player at all, but I had been using this song with great success for a while so I never considered it difficult to play. Anyone out there who plays, does Waitress have a particularly difficult score/something I should stop bringing to accompanists?

    auditions13

    I haven't seen the score, but it doesn't *sound* like it would be difficult to play. Also, in my experience accompanists have been more likely to mess up on easy songs (skip measures, etc), presumably because they don't think they need to try as hard.

    bwaylvsong 11/13/2017  1:55pm

    Additionally, some accompanists just don't "get" the pop/rock feel and may have found it difficult in that regard.

    bwaylvsong 11/13/2017  2:01pm

    Send what you're using to thatsbs@hotmail.com and I'll be happy to take a look and see if something stands out to me as a red flag, as a professional accompanist.

    Springfield 11/13/2017  2:48pm