Friday, June 01, 2007

Piano mp3 accompaniment tracks

Dear Fellow Flutistic-dudes,

I'm not sure if all the students and teacher's are aware of it, but there's a rather fast and excellent service online for downloading the piano parts recorded as "music minus one" for practice purposes. The flute library of the site contains many accompaniment mp3s of standard flute repertoire. Go and have a look at the titles:

My Accompaniments (piano mp3s for flute)

I've had the above service listed on my site as a link for several years, but only today paid for and downloaded a track for a student of mine (she wanted a metronome assisted version of the piano part to Gaubert's Fantasie to save on rehearsals with the pianist).

I used my PayPal to pay the approximately $10 for the piece, and was immediately able to download it (they also accept credit cards.) The whole process took less than five minutes.
It's a good quality, well thought out accompaniment track on mp3 of the entire work played by an intelligent pianist.
I'm very satisfied with the price and the quality. PERFECT for the flutist to work with in the last few weeks before a studio recital.
Just passin' along the good stuff, ole' flutey dudes. :>)
Best,
Jen
Comments (12)
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just looked at this website.
Not bad, but all samples I heard sounded very synthetical.
Are they really played by a pianist or by electronic piano?
I do not really love the Mozart concertos with piano accompaniment. I think we need an orchestra for this, hahahahaha!
R.

Friday, June 01, 2007 2:55:00 AM

 
Blogger Jen Cluff said...

I think the fakey synthetic sound is because it is an mp3 (compressed.)
But if you read the website's home-page there is an actual recording set up with an actual concert piano being played (pictured at site.)
This would be best for a single piece or a handful of pieces. For hundreds of synthesized accompaniments that you can change tempo on you'd want to use Smart Music. (lots of flute students do; I just don't care for the synthetic sound either.)
Best, Jen

Friday, June 01, 2007 9:39:00 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yes. Smart Music is terrible. I tried it one year ago, and it did not have only a bad synthetic sound, but also was very difficult to install with terrible copyright protection software which damaged my system. No smart music on my computer anymore. If I want play with synthetic sound, I like to use the Tuning CD, and then I know what I do. ;-)

Saturday, June 02, 2007 11:52:00 AM

 
Anonymous Your Accompanist said...

Hi Jen

You might like to know about our site YourAccompanist which specialises in accompaniments for singers, not flautists, but the library is huge and might contain accompaniments which could be used by flute players.

The quality is great and it's only about $2 a track.

www.youraccompanist.com

We also have free harmonised scales which are downloaded, used and loved by many types of instrumentalists.

Thursday, March 06, 2008 4:32:00 AM

 
Blogger Jen Cluff said...

My gosh, thank you so very much for these links.
I tried the scale accompaniments and they are FABULOUS!!!

Really appreciate this!!
Thank you again.

Jen :>)

Thursday, March 06, 2008 1:23:00 PM

 
Anonymous exam-accompaniment said...

Hi Jen,

I also have a website offering accompaniments, all the tracks are recorded by me, not midi files and we provide three recordings at different tempi for practice purposes. I am always adding more tracks and will guarantee to provide any piece on the ABRSM flute syllabus within a week.

http://www.exam-accompaniment.co.uk

Thursday, April 29, 2010 1:00:00 AM

 
Blogger jen said...

Hello exam-accomp-uk,
The URL doesn't seem to work.
Is it spelled correctly?
J.

Thursday, April 29, 2010 9:09:00 AM

 
Anonymous Mark said...

I've just tried Exam-accompaniment.co.uk. The quality is great and the choice of speeds was really useful.

Thursday, July 01, 2010 7:40:00 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some time ago I purchased tracks for this website. I absolutely adore them. I returned not so long ago and asked about the possibility of additional tracks. The email response I received is that sadly the pianist passed away so no additional tracks would be added. Using this link again more recently it no linger seems to be valid. I presume that it is no linger being maintained since her sad passing.

I now use this site instead. http://www.piano-accompaniments.com

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 9:45:00 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Further to my previous comment - I've done some more surfing and found that although the link on the blog no longer works the music now appears to be hosted here: http://www.myaccompanist.net/

Melody Lord is the artist. I love her tracks and have found them to be the best recordings I've found. It's such a shame she passed away and won't be adding to this collection. However I'm pleased I can purchase the tracks I didn't download before.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 9:58:00 AM

 
Blogger Julie Myers said...

It sounds to me like having these accompaniments available would really improve how a music piece would sound. Playing the flute can be really great, but it would probably sound better with a piano to go along with it. I would really love to be able to get some of these tracks for my daughter who is just starting to play the flute. Thanks for sharing more about this, I will be sure to look into more accompaniments like this! http://choralrehearsaltracks.com

Friday, May 01, 2015 12:16:00 PM

 
Blogger jen said...

Dear Julie,

A full set of flute solos from beginner to grade 8 RCM are on playalong CDs with piano parts, flute parts, and with/without flute tracks to match, published as a series of books for flute students:

http://www.frederickharrismusic.com/FHMCsite/capricorn?para=showPage&docId=Overtones&section=CAPROMOTIONS&pageNum=

Enjoy,
Best, Jen

Friday, May 01, 2015 6:51:00 PM

 

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