Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyers Guide
Who's Online
82 registered (alwatson, anamnesis, barbaram, Beakybird, Amusingprofessor, 20 invisible), 1439 Guests and 13 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1246342 - 08/09/09 05:30 PM STRIDE & SWING PIANO
ClassicalMan Offline
Full Member

Registered: 04/20/05
Posts: 165
Loc: USA
Hi Guys,

I thought I'd begin this topic to maybe become a major category on this board later. Although not a very popular style today, this style was the outcome of ragtime and what is known and shout or Harlem piano. The style is simple! Without going into a lengthy dissertation, the left hand goes back and forth between a single bass note, octave, tenth or sixth and a middle keyboard chord inversion. Some of the giants of this style were Eubie Blake, Fats Waller, Lucky Roberts, Willie the Lion Smith, and the grandaddy of it all, Art Tatum. Those who played it well participated in cutting jam contests that lasted all night long. They need the money to pay rent so ti was more of a lifestyle or means of living. The great stride pianists played pieces like "Handful of keys" and "Caroline Shout" at breakneck tempos" which is an understatment. Tempos like a half note =114 or more was quite common. More modern day artists who have mastered this style include Judy Carmichael, Mike Lipskin, the late Dick Wellstood, Dick Hyman, and Jim Hesson(sp?) to name a few! Later, stride grew into what is known as swing that emerged from the big band arrangements. Swing was more relaxed and the playing of Teddy Wilson and Oscar Peterson exemplified this style!

Have you ever attempted playing in these styles?
What are favorite pieces?
What techniques are you employing. Anything about stride and swing piano is welcome.
Chime in!


Edited by ClassicalMan (08/09/09 10:41 PM)
_________________________
The thought of eternal efflorescence of music is a comforting one, and comes like a messenger of peace in the midst of universal disturbance--Roman Rolland, Musicians of Former Days

Vast untapped resources lie within.

Top
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#1246374 - 08/09/09 06:41 PM Re: STRIDE & SWING PIANO [Re: ClassicalMan]
KlinkKlonk Offline
Full Member

Registered: 05/19/09
Posts: 468
Dick Wellstood, such an unfortunate name...

Top
#1247093 - 08/11/09 06:34 AM Re: STRIDE & SWING PIANO [Re: KlinkKlonk]
beeboss Online   content
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/18/09
Posts: 1342
Loc: uk south
I learnt (or rather half learnt) King Porters stomp once, by Jelly Roll Morton.
And I did transcribe for a laugh an Art Tatum solo, completely unplayable by humans though.
Anyone wanting a laugh can download my transcription...
http://www.divshare.com/download/4144372-f28

I love listening to stride but have no illusions that I am ever going to play it.
_________________________
http://www.youtube.com/davebeeboss

Top

Moderator:  sharpsandflats 
What's Hot!!
Piano Summit 2017 - Join Us!
along with Chick Corea, Jonathan Cain,Set Rudetsky, Ray Chew, Onree Gill ...
-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
Ad
Let Your Piano Sing
Let Your Piano Sing
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Happy Birthday Gershwin!
by Keith D Kerman
Today at 07:43 AM
Triple-sensor digital piano as a midi-controller ?
by ntc
Today at 06:22 AM
Which one is a better choice?
by Bolster
Today at 02:59 AM
Weird change in action
by Retsacnal
Today at 02:21 AM
Metronome with wireless earphones
by cathryn999
Today at 01:12 AM
Forum Stats
85,069 Registered Members
44 Forums
175,343 Topics
2,558,139 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2016 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission