Master Class-Stride Piano Brooklyn NY

Nothing strikes fear into the hearts of piano players like the mention of stride piano. This seemingly impossible old style is like ragtime on steroids, and pushes jazz pianists to the limit.

Veronica G.
(877) 231-8505
Rogers Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Subjects
Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Music Theory
Ages Taught
4 to 99
Specialties
Piano and Vocals: beg to adv Jazz and contemporary music specialization
Education
Northern Virginia Community College - Music - 1998-2000 (Associate degree received) Berklee College of Music - Music - 2000-2005 (Bachelor's degree received) University of North Texas - Music - 2006-2009 (Master's degree received)
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Brian M.
(877) 231-8505
Clarkson Ave.,
Brooklyn, NY
Subjects
Clarinet, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano
Ages Taught
6 to 99
Specialties
Will discuss at interview.
Education
San Francisco Conservatory of Music - Composition - 9/04-5/06 (Master's degree received) Berklee College of Music - Composition/Film Scoring - 9/99-5/02 (Bachelor's degree received) Boston University - Psychology - 9/94-8/98 (Bachelor's degree received)
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David Phillips
1453 Prospect Place 1G
Brooklyn, NY
Instruments
Composition, Conducting, Ear Training, Music Therapy, Musicology, Piano, Theory
Styles
Classical, Jazz
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$200
Years of Experience
35 Years

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Matt James
1363 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY
Instruments
Guitar, Piano
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Kids
Experience Levels
Beginner
Rate
$25
Years of Experience
17 Years

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Alex G.
(877) 231-8505
East 4th St
Brooklyn, NY
Subjects
Music Theory, Bass Guitar, Piano, Upright Bass, Music Performance, Music Recording
Ages Taught
5 to 45
Specialties
My specialty is Electric Bass and Upright Bass. I teach and have performed professionally, a variety musical styles with special interests in Jazz, Funk, R&B, Pop, Rock, Latin, and Classical. I work out of the Simandl Method For The Double Bass Books 1&2. For electric bass i use a variety of Berklee Press Bass books. Aside from bass, I play piano very well and teach out of the Berklee Press Basic Keyboard 1&2 Books. For music production I have hands on digital audio workstation assignments fo…
Education
University of New Hampshire - Economics - Sept 1 1996-May 15 2000 (Bachelor's degree received) Berklee College of Music - Contemporary Writing and Production - Jan 3, 2003- Dec 15 2005 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Arianna B.
(877) 231-8505
Dean Street
Brooklyn, NY
Subjects
Music Recording, Drums, Piano, Percussion
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Beginning-Intermediate classical and jazz piano. West African percussion (djembe, djun djun, shakere, claves, etc) Latin Percussin (congas, bongos, guiro, etc), and kit drums (jazz/funk/rock)
Education
Sarah Lawrence College - Jazz Piano/Percussion - 2004-2008 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Cal S.
(877) 231-8505
Beverley Rd.
Brooklyn, NY
Subjects
Music Performance, Bass Guitar, Songwriting, Piano, Guitar, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Guitar, Bass, Piano, Songwriting, Performance, Music Theory, Rock, Pop, Country, Blues, R&B, Jazz, Funk, Classical, Folk
Education
The New School - Liberal Arts/Music - Jan 2010-present (not complete)
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Doran D.
(877) 231-8505
St Marks Pl
Brooklyn, NY
Subjects
Music Recording, Piano, Music Theory, Singing, Music Performance, Songwriting
Ages Taught
3 to 99
Specialties
Piano Pedagogy: Classical, Jazz, Blues, Modern, etc, Music Theory Music History: All Levels (High School - Masters degree) Basic Musicianship: Ear-Training, Rhythmic Training, Harmonic, Melodic Theory Composition: Classical, Contemporary, Jazz composition, arrangement, notation
Education
New York University - Music Composition, Music Theory - Sept. 2007 - May 2009 (Master's degree received) Columbia Univeristy - Music Composition, Music Theory - Sept. 2006 - May 2007 (Bachelor's degree received) Kenyon College - Music Theory, Piano Performance, English - Sept. 1999- May 2003 (Bachelor's degree received) Harvard-Westlake School - - 1995-1999 (High School diploma received)
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J. David W.
(877) 231-8505
South Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY
Subjects
Singing, Organ, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Music Performance, Piano
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
All, but adept at teaching improvisation
Education
Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music - 1982 - 1980 (Bachelor's degree received) The Juilliard School - 1984 - 1982 (Master's degree received) The Manhattan School of Music - 1989 - 1986 (Degree received)
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David W.
(877) 231-8505
Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, NY
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French Horn, Trombone, Piano, Trumpet, Music Theory, Music Performance, Tuba
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5 to 99
Specialties
I have extensive experience in jazz, classical and Avant Garde styles of brass playing, as well as pop styles. I have experience teaching piano, solfeggio, theory and ear training.
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Webster University - Music Education - 2005-2007 (not complete) Brooklyn College - Music Education - 2008-present (not complete)
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Master Class-Stride Piano

Nothing strikes fear into the hearts of piano players like the mention of stride piano. This seemingly impossible old style is like ragtime on steroids, and pushes jazz pianists to the limit. The left hand alternates a low bass, frequently played in tenths, with close position mid range chords, while the right hand provides melody, syncopations, lines, and runs. The total effect is a relentless, locked-downswing eighth-note feel.

Even if you can’t invest the hours necessary to master stride, studying its fundamentals will increase your harmonic language skills and center your time feel.Plus, there’s nothing wrong with gaining an appreciation of an almost-lost art that has inspired everyone from Duke Ellington, ArtTatum, and Oscar Peterson to Dick Hyman,Marcus Roberts, Kenny Werner, and Bill Charlap. Beyond the flash and the bluster of stride is a deep awareness of song structure, chord voicing, root movement and harmony, and most of all, swing.

Ex. 1. When playing stride, your left hand is the rhythm section, and it never lets up. Practice getting used to the motion of your left arm, aiming low with your fifth finger to hit the bass note, then moving quickly to the middle register to grab a chord. In example 1a, the chords move from I to V7, F to C7, using an alternating bass note on beats 1 and 3. One trick: Start the V7 (C7) on the fifth (G) of the chord instead of the root. This way you don’t have to repeat a note (C). Make your bass line more melodic in 1b by starting the F6 on the third (A) in the second measure, then move down to the V7 through a passing diminished chord (Abdim7). Since you start the V7on the fifth (G), substitute Gm7 and make a ii7-V7. Upstairs, notice the chord voicings in the last two measures. The top notes in each chord create a nice melody — D, E,D, C — and you can use your thumb to bring these out. Click here for audio.

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 Ex. 2. Most of the great stride players like James P. Johnson, Fats Waller, Earl "Fatha" Hines, and Art Tatum played tenths in the left hand, and sometimes added a third note with the second or third finger. The top thumb note adds a tenor voice and a rich counter-line; the effect is harmonically dense and exponentially more difficult to play.Give it a shot but don’t push it. Click here for audio.

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Ex. 3. Try the same constructions show in Example 2 with two hands, to make things a bit simpler. It’s not cheating to break up the tenth and, at fast tempos, this is an effective technique. Here is a complete eighth-bar A-section with a turnaround, using the passing diminished and ii7-V7. Click here for audio.

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Ex. 4. If you can handle tenths, here’s how it’s done. Notice the embellishing pickup at the end of bar 4 — E to F. Click here for audio.

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Ex. 5. The right hand in stride is based on swing eighth-note lines, usually built on broken-up chord tones. Practice this example with simple chords in the left hand and get used ...

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