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8 Best Tips for Being Awesome at Stride Piano

Updated: May 7, 2021

What is stride piano?

Stride Piano is an early jazz piano style popularized by greats like Scott Joplin, Fats Waller, and Art Tatum. The Stride Piano Technique involves alternating between a bass note or interval (often an open fifth, seventh, or tenth) in the left hand and a left-hand voicing.

If you're reading this though, there's a decent chance you already know that, so the real question is:

How can you learn stride piano quickly, effectively, and sound both authentic and confident?

The 8 tips in this jazz piano tutorial are based on my own study of Fats Waller, Art Tatum, Scott Joplin, Oscar Peterson, and other stride piano greats.

Check out the lesson below and let me know what you think by leaving a comment under the blogpost or underneath the YouTube video!

Instantly download "20 Killer Stride Piano Exercises" here:


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