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Definition and background:

The additional but subordinate music used to support a melodic line. In piano music, for example, the left hand often performs chords which serve as an accompaniment for the melody performed by the right hand. Similarly, a solo musician is often accompanied by a piano or an orchestra. Music that goes along with a more important part; often harmony or rhythmic patterns accompanying a melody. a vocal or instrumental part that supports the primary part, or provides background for a soloist

For more information on the music term "Accompaniment" check out these other resources:

Wikipedia - Glossary of Musical Terminology

Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary

ORB -- Medieval Music Glossary

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1-9

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