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New musical instruments #3: THE JAZZ PIANO CHOIR by Joel Sattler
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Last edited: Monday, March 15, 2010
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New Musical Instruments #3:

THE JAZZ PIANO CHOIR by Joel Sattler

Sight reading is the ability to play a piece at the first reading of the music. 

The Jazz piano choir makes use of this technique.

The choir is composed of at least ten singers who can sight-read music [one for each finger!]. The actual player is the pianist, who improvises the piece, which is translated into sheet music instantly, which is read by the choir members and sung as as "scat" [nonsense words].

I would guess that the player would have to be in a soundproof room, so as not to be distracted by the singers, who would probably need a lead time of a few seconds to read the music as they sing it.

If the pianist was playing with a group, would the group be in the booth with him? Or would they be with the singers? Or both?

 

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Reviewed by Georg Mateos 3/16/2010
Now, the NAACP will have that piano only with black keys and the KKK choir will have but white keys. So be advised. (LOL)

Georg

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