Here is an example, which is probably familiar to all. On the singing lesson the teacher is learning a new song. First, she plays the melody, the students repeat it. Then, when the melody is well remembered, the class to sing the chorus, and the teacher plays the piano. She plays, that is accompanied by the singing of his game. The word "accompagner" is French and means "to follow".
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With the accompaniment of the music have to meet very often. To the accompaniment of piano or piano, instrumental ensemble or orchestra, or accordion or guitar, singing singers. With the accompaniment of a piano played by violinists, cellists and performers on wind instruments. But not every combination of piano with another instrument is maintenance. Sometimes the music is written, for example: "Sonata for violin and piano". Or "a Piece for flute and piano". This means that the piano in this case plays a minor accompanying role, and acts as a full partner. Not by chance in music education there are two different educational disciplines: accompaniment and ensemble.