Master Class-Stride Piano Jamaica 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.

Gregory H.
(877) 231-8505
85th rd.
Jamaica, NY
Subjects
Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Piano, Music Performance, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I specialize in jazz and classical music. I use many common methods depending on how the student tends to learn the best, and will even combine different methods if the student requires it.
Education
Georgia State University - Jazz Studies, Trumpet - 8/05-5/09 (Bachelor's degree received) City University of New York, Queens College - Jazz Trumpet Performance - 8/10-present (not complete)
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Sergey D.
(877) 231-8505
Kissena Blvd,
Flushing, NY
Subjects
Piano
Ages Taught
7 to 99
Specialties
classical piano
Education
Manhattan School of Music - piano performance - 2005 - 2009 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Juan U.
(877) 231-8505
95th street
Ozone Park, NY
Subjects
Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Music Performance, Drums
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I have been a Latin all-around drummer,and percussionist for the last thirty years. In my private teaching experience I use one to one method. However, nowadays after my recent student teaching experience at Dewitt Clinton High School, I am willing to teach in a classroom as well.
Education
Brooklyn college - music - 1995-05 (High School diploma received)
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Nino M.
(877) 231-8505
101 street
Richmond Hill, NY
Subjects
Music Theory, Singing, Piano, Music Performance
Ages Taught
5 to 95
Specialties
classical music, popular songs for kids
Education
GIPA - Education Administration - 2002-03 (Master's degree received) Gori Music College - Music, piano - 1990-94 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Julie H.
(877) 231-8505
212th Street
Queens Village, NY
Subjects
Piano, Songwriting, Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Theatrical Broadway Singing
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Julie specializes in teaching musical theatre, classical, pop/ rock jazz/ blues, and improvisation styles of voice. Her style of piano pedagogy is a combination of classical study and whatever popular style the student is interested in. In addition, she tutors in jazz and classical music theory/ analysis, and she can help students prepare for AP Music Theory exams. As a composer, she enjoys helping songwriters mold their style, and she works a lot with songwriters within the indie/ pop/ rock/…
Education
Berklee College of Music - Classical Composition - 09/2009-05/2010
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Taiwan Green
120-33 194 St
St Albans, NY
Instruments
Audio Recording, Ear Training, Music Business, Musicology, Other, Piano, Recording, Theory
Styles
Blues, Classical, Electronic, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Kids, Rock - Alternative, World
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$30
Years of Experience
10 Years

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Gregory H.
(877) 231-8505
Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY
Subjects
Piano, Music Theory, Music Performance, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I specialize in jazz and classical music. I use many common methods depending on how the student tends to learn the best, and will even combine different methods if the student requires it.
Education
Georgia State University - Jazz Studies, Trumpet - 8/05-5/09 (Bachelor's degree received) City University of New York, Queens College - Jazz Trumpet Performance - 8/10-present (not complete)
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Alex P.
(877) 231-8505
118th street
Kew Gardens, NY
Subjects
Piano, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I specialize in classical piano and jazz piano. In classical, I teach based on my experience as a classical pianist who has been performing and participating in international competitions and festivals since age 6 and based on various teaching methods and styles I observed in my years of study and taking master-classes with a wide variety of leading teachers in the field of classical performance. In jazz, I used some of the methods I learned from Peter Petruhin, a pioneer of early jazz educat…
Education
The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music - Jazz piano - 09/2005-12/2008 (Bachelor's degree received) University of Maryland School of Music - Major in Composition, minor in Piano Performance - 09/2001 - 05/2003
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Jed L.
(877) 231-8505
68th Avenue,
Forest Hills, NY
Subjects
Music Theory, Piano, Music Performance, Songwriting
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Difficult question, since I use so many methods including some that I developed myself. But I sometimes use Bastien, Music for Little Mozarts, Hanon Jr., flash cards, and Finale Allegro (music notation software to create individualized sheet music for my students) for sight-reading. I also effectively utilize technology such as mp3 players, YouTube, and digital recording devices for ear training purposes. As for genres, you name it: Classical, popular, jazz, showtunes, movie and TV themes.
Education
Queens College - Sociology and Music - 2003 - 2006 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Brian K.
(877) 231-8505
162nd Street
Fresh Meadows, NY
Subjects
Piano, Classical Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Guitar
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Specialties
I like to use a developmental lesson, with a clear aim for each lesson. Instead of giving the information to a student, I use questions to lead the students to the answer.
Education
Paqe University - Business - 9/97-5/08 (not complete) Manhattanville College - Music Education - 9/98-5/02 (Bachelor's degree received) Lehman College - Music Education - 9/05-1/07 (Master's degree received)
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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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