Accompanying waltz tunes on piano

Accompanying waltz tunes on piano

I need to record a piano backing for the waltz tune If Ever You Were Mine, but I’m a classical pianist not trained in piano vamping, and I’m wondering where I might get ideas for playing it in an appropriate style please? Are there any good examples I can listen to online?

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Violet Tulloch from Shetland, Gilles Losier from Montreal - just 2 names that spring to mind. The French- Canadian tradition is rich in waltzes, usually accompanied by piano, have a browse.

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Charlie Lennon, especially as he’s written a fair few.

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Mary Corcoran, Kevin Taylor, Catherine Maguires, Connor Connolly. and Brian McGrath.

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Muriel Johnstone - accompanies fiddler Pete Clark.
And try to vary what you do between first and second (or more) times through.

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Dave Brubeck…then adjust to 3/4

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Ive been enjoying the piano lately, after having been primarily a melody player. I think arpeggios would be lovely with that tune, open 5ths and thirds sprinkled in at the top of the chord. I’m excited to play this tune on the piano, it is beautiful. I hope you enjoy this dabble away from the dots!