John Valerio – Stride & Swing Piano

Feb 07 2018

John Valerio – Stride & Swing Piano

John Valerio Stride & Swing Piano PDF. Stride And Swing Piano covers all the essential left- hand right- hand techniques of early solo jazz piano playing – chords, bass, runs, patterns, etc.  and includes 14 full songs, performed on the accompanying CD. Learn to play authentically in the styles of Scott Joplin, Jimmy Yancey, Pete Johnson, Jelly Roll Morton, James P. Johnson, Fats Waller, Teddy Wilson, and Art Tatum.
Stride Piano is a method to play one of the most difficult styles in jazz. This book it’s not for beginners, but it is clearly explain and organize by styles: ragtime, blues, stride piano, early swing and late swing. Today many jazz pianists don’t play stride piano, be one of the few. You are the orchestra when you play this style and it requires a good pianistic technic to play it, nothing to envy a classical pianist.
If you want to learn the ideas of Art Tatum,Fats Wallers, Jelly Roll Morton and Teddy Wilson, you are in the right place.This is the root of the plant.
The selected artists are very good (Art Tatum, Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, Teddy Wilson, James P Johnson), and go in a proper progression for learning. He carefully lays out the general feel of what each artist does as well as many of their tricks & techniques. There are numerous examples recorded on the included CD,with excellent sound quality. There are plenty of exercises and sound-alike pieces composed by the author.

This method includes:

  • Classic Ragtime
  • Early blues and boogie woogie
  • New Orleans Jazz
  • Early Stride
  • Later Stride
  • Swing

Format: PDF + Audio tracks (Mp3). 97 pages

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