Stride Piano Tricks

How to play stride piano

What's inside

Learn how to:

  • Master 50+ stride techniques with over 150 carefully explained examples, plus performance tips
  • Use the stride piano licks of players like Fats Waller, James P. Johnson, and Donald Lambert to turn any song into a stride masterpiece
  • Play any tune in true stride piano style
  • Ad-lib grace notes, flourishes, extra beats, hand rolls and other piano tricks to make your piano sparkle like never before

While other books show you some notes or chords and say "now you've learned the song," Stride Piano Tricks teaches how to play any tune in stride style, improvising just like the original masters did.

Stride piano stormed onto the New York jazz scene of the 1920s and 30s, growing from its ragtime and blues roots into what many consider to be the fullest, most trick-filled and exciting jazz piano style ever invented.

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Each of these techniques and many more are explained in the book, along with printed scores for every example.

To hear the full list of all examples in the book, click here.

 

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