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. :>)
Comments (5)
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!

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.

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


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