Master Class-Stride Piano Syracuse 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.

Soohyung Susan Yoo
1641 3rd Avenue
New York, NY
Instruments
Ear Training, Piano, Theory
Styles
Blues, Classical, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Kids
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$65
Years of Experience
12 Years

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Natalia Huang
Murray Hill
New York, NY
Instruments
Piano
Styles
Classical, Kids
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$60
Years of Experience
12 Years

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Glen F.
(877) 231-8505
113 Street
Forest Hills, NY
Subjects
Piano
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I have been trained as a teacher at the Manhattan School of Music and by Madeline Bruser, author of the highly acclaimed book, The Art of Practicing. There was tremendous focus put into communication with the student and listening to his/her needs, reading music fluently, playing with minimum tension/maximum efficiency (knowing how to move with ease while achieving the sound the student desires), listening techniques at the piano, and learning to play with confidence and joy. I have a profess…
Education
Manhattan School of Music - Piano Performance - 9/05-6/10 (Bachelor's degree received) SUNY Stony Brook - Piano Performance - 9/03-12/04
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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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Helen B.
(877) 231-8505
EAGLE STREET
Spring Valley, NY
Subjects
Piano, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 35
Specialties
Classical piano teaching; Suzuki piano method; popular and Broadway music.
Education
Daugavpils Pedagogical Academy Musical depertment - general music teacher ,choir condactor, piano performer - 1980-1985 (Master's degree received) Europe Kiev University philosophy department - estetic in philosophy - 1986-1990 (Bachelor's degree received) Spring valley Eurythmy school ny - music in movment - 2004-2010 (not complete)
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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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James R.
(877) 231-8505
42nd St
Sunnyside, NY
Subjects
Piano, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
pop, musical theater, classical
Education
Belmont University - Music Business - 08/05-05/08 (Bachelor's degree received)
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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
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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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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)
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Sarah Lawrence College - Jazz Piano/Percussion - 2004-2008 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Isaac J.
(877) 231-8505
East 87th Street
New York, NY
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Guitar, Music Theory, Songwriting, Bass Guitar, Upright Bass, Piano, Music Performance, Music Recording
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
When teaching children, I prefer Alfred's method books for their accessibility and simplicity. I have a very deep knowledge of jazz and jazz history from classic new orleans to the most contemporary styles. I also teach classical music on the upright bass and piano and have students playing Beethoven and Bach regularly. I have a thorough knowledge of Western classical music history and as a composer, am an expert theoretician. I have taught rock and pop guitar for many years and have always f…
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New York University - Jazz Performance - 2005-2009 (Bachelor'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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