Master Class-Stride Piano Miramar FL

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.

Matthew P.
(877) 231-8505
Salih st
Opa Locka, FL
Subjects
Bass Guitar, Music Recording, Piano, Trombone, Music Performance
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
specialize in jazz and gospel music
Education
Norland high - - 08/92-05/94 (not complete) stranahan high - - 08/94-05/96 (not complete) grambling state - music performance - 08/97-05/01 (not complete) Florida memorial - music performance - 08/08-present (not complete)
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Joseph Nibbs
1535 Ne 128th Street,North Miami fl 33161
North Miami, FL
Instruments
Electric Bass, Guitar, Piano, Theory
Styles
Blues, Classical, Jazz, World
Experience Levels
Intermediate
Rate
$30
Years of Experience
15 Years

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Jesus C.
(877) 231-8505
NE 88th ST
Miami, FL
Subjects
Speaking Voice, Guitar, Singing, Songwriting, Music Theory, Bass Guitar, Piano
Ages Taught
10 to 99
Specialties
Theory and Improvisation, Scales and Chords
Education
New World School of the Arts And FIU - Music - (Bachelor's degree received)
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Bryan D.
(877) 231-8505
NW 94th Terrace
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Upright Bass, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Mostly contemporary music - I have incorporated some computer software into my teaching. I find it can provide a more broad range of information and interaction, especially in the teachers absence.
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Alexandra L.
(877) 231-8505
SW 82 Street
Miami, FL
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Piano, Opera Voice, Speaking Voice, Singing, Acting, Music Performance, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Dance, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I specialize in teaching voice to both musical theatre and classically trained voice students. I am also trained in staging musical theatre and opera songs.
Education
University of Miami - - 2007-present (not complete)
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Khelga Link
2633 Pierce street
Hollywood, FL
Instruments
Accordion, Chorus, Concertina, Conducting, Ear Training, Piano, Theory, Voice
Styles
Classical, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Kids, Other
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$45
Years of Experience
30 Years

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Teresa G.
(877) 231-8505
NE 125 Street,
Miami, FL
Subjects
Piano
Ages Taught
7 to 50
Specialties
I teach Classical piano.
Education
Orstein School of Music - Piano - 1989-90 (Degree received)
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Kellner S.
(877) 231-8505
Northwest 67th St.
Miami, FL
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Music Performance, Trumpet, Music Theory, Piano
Ages Taught
1 to 99
Education
Senior High - General study - 1998 (High School diploma received) Full Sail University - Music production - 2005 (Associate degree received)
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Rene R.
(877) 231-8505
sw 36th ave.
Miami, FL
Subjects
Guitar, Singing, Bass Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Music Theory, Classical Guitar, Cello, Upright Bass, Piano, Songwriting, Music Performance, Drums, Music Recording
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
My classical training began in High School with Influences in Segovia, and Romero I studied classical for 4 yrs. and trained in Jazz and Improvisation with performances In Big Band and group ensemble. Also sang and played in the school gospel choir.
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Miami-Dade College - Music Education - 2004-2006 (Degree received)
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Rene R.
(877) 231-8505
Southwest 151st Place
Miami, FL
Subjects
Singing, Songwriting, Music Theory, Flamenco Guitar, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Cello, Piano, Upright Bass, Music Recording, Drums, Music Performance, Classical Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
My classical training began in High School with Influences in Segovia, and Romero I studied classical for 4 yrs. and trained in Jazz and Improvisation with performances In Big Band and group ensemble. Also sang and played in the school gospel choir.
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Miami-Dade College - Music Education - 2004-2006 (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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