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.

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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jeffrey k.
(877) 231-8505
ovington ave
Brooklyn, NY
Subjects
Piano, Music Theory, Organ, Songwriting, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Recording, Music Performance
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I like to find out what styles of music and songs the student is interested in learning and teach them according to that. I've found that this keeps the student interested and makes them learn faster. I have a very good ear and can play almost anything.
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SUNY Purchase - Music composition - 88-92 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Isaac J.
(877) 231-8505
East 87th Street
New York, NY
Subjects
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…
Education
New York University - Jazz Performance - 2005-2009 (Bachelor's degree received)
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Erica Q.
(877) 231-8505
Libertyville Rd.
New Paltz, NY
Subjects
Piano, Fiddle, Music Theory, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Cello, Viola, Singing, Violin, Music Performance, Songwriting, Music Recording
Ages Taught
4 to 99
Specialties
I specialize in combination lessons such as guitar and voice lessons with a focus on songwriting. I can also help violinists who wants to transfer their knowledge of theory to guitar or piano and vice versa. We can incorporate recording techniques into any lesson.
Education
Winter Park High School - music and art - 1987-1990 (High School diploma received) State University of New York at New Paltz - music and dance - 1992-1996 (not complete)
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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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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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Laura Dreyer
(212) 643-0869
New York, NY
Instruments
Clarinet, Composition, Ear Training, Flute, Piano, Saxophone, Theory
Styles
Classical, Jazz, Kids, Other
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$100
Years of Experience
25 Years

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Sarah B.
(877) 231-8505
Nehring Ave
Staten Island, NY
Subjects
Music Theory, Piano
Ages Taught
3 to 99
Specialties
Popular and classical piano, music theory.
Education
Rosati-Kain - general - 1996-2000 (High School diploma received) Maryville University - Music/Music Therapy - 2000-2004 (Bachelor's degree received)
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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…
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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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Igor Sherbakov
5632 Post Rd
Bronx, NY
Instruments
Horn, Piano
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Classical
Experience Levels
Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$50
Years of Experience
19 Years

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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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