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Stride & Ragtime Specialty Course

Select a lesson below to start your journey.

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Goal:

This course is designed to help you familiarize yourself with the rich tradition of stride and ragtime piano playing. You will explore great compositions and techniques used by the great stride pianists of the 1920’s and beyond, while practicing both LH and RH techniques which will allow you to play ragtime and stride piano like the greatest players! Congratulations on making your way towards playing stride and ragtime like a pro. 

COURSE LESSONS

  • Lesson 1 – Foundations of Stride: Ragtime
    • Lesson 1 Overview
    • Step #1 – LH March Pattern
    • Step #2 – LH Accompaniment
    • Step #3 – LH Octaves
    • Step #4 – LH Octaves with Passing Tones
    • Step #5 – RH Syncopation
    • Step #6 – RH & LH Together
  • Lesson 2 – Foundations of Stride Part 2: Ragtime
    • Lesson 2 Overview
    • Step #1 – RH Intervals
    • Step #2 – RH Intervals Advanced 
    • Step #3 – More LH Chord Shapes
    • Step #4 – LH Chord Shapes Advanced
    • Step #5 – LH & RH Orchestration
  • Lesson 3 – The Stride Pianists
    • Lesson 3 Overview
    • Step #1 – Fats Waller: LH 10ths
    • Step #2 – Teddy Wilson: LH Walking 10ths
    • Step #3 – Willie “The Lion” Smith: LH Broken 10ths 
    • Step #4 – James P. Johnsons: The “Blues Walkup”
    • Step #5 – LH Accompaniment with Melody
  • Lesson 4 – The Harlem Stride Style RH 
    • Lesson 4 Overview
    • Step #1 – RH “Trumpet Style” Chords
    • Step #2 – RH Arpeggios
    • Step #3 – RH 7th Chord Shapes
    • Step #4 – Put It All Together RH & LH
  • Lesson 5 – Virtuoso Pianist Runs
    • Lesson 5 Overview
    • Step #1 – Art Tatum
    • Step #2 – James P. Johnson
    • Step #3 – Fats Waller
    • Step #4 – Teddy Wilson
    • Step #5 – Nat King Cole 
  • Lesson 6 – 21st Century Application
    • Lesson 6 Overview
    • Step #1 – Solo Piano Style
    • Step #2 – LH Shell Voicings
    • Step #3 – LH Rootless Voicings
    • Step #4  – 2-5-1 Progressions
    • Step #5 – RH Block Harmonizations
    • Step #6 – Ballad Style
  • Lesson 7 – Transcriptions
    • Step #1 – Original Rags (Joplin)
    • Step #2 – All of Me (Chris Dawson)
    • Step #3 – Sweet Loraine (Art Tatum)
    • Step #4 – Honeysuckle Rose (Fats Waller)

CERTIFICATES

Home / Specialty Courses / How To Easily Play Stride and Ragtime Piano Like a Pro

Stride & Ragtime Specialty Course

Select a lesson below to start your journey.

Journey-Created-2

Goal:

This course is designed to help you familiarize yourself with the rich tradition of stride and ragtime piano playing. You will explore great compositions and techniques used by the great stride pianists of the 1920’s and beyond, while practicing both LH and RH techniques which will allow you to play ragtime and stride piano like the greatest players! Congratulations on making your way towards playing stride and ragtime like a pro. 

COURSE LESSONS

  • Lesson 1 – Foundations of Stride: Ragtime
    • Lesson 1 Overview
    • Step #1 – LH March Pattern
    • Step #2 – LH Accompaniment
    • Step #3 – LH Octaves
    • Step #4 – LH Octaves with Passing Tones
    • Step #5 – RH Syncopation
    • Step #6 – RH & LH Together
  • Lesson 2 – Foundations of Stride Part 2: Ragtime
    • Lesson 2 Overview
    • Step #1 – RH Intervals
    • Step #2 – RH Intervals Advanced 
    • Step #3 – More LH Chord Shapes
    • Step #4 – LH Chord Shapes Advanced
    • Step #5 – LH & RH Orchestration
  • Lesson 3 – The Stride Pianists
    • Lesson 3 Overview
    • Step #1 – Fats Waller: LH 10ths
    • Step #2 – Teddy Wilson: LH Walking 10ths
    • Step #3 – Willie “The Lion” Smith: LH Broken 10ths 
    • Step #4 – James P. Johnsons: The “Blues Walkup”
    • Step #5 – LH Accompaniment with Melody
  • Lesson 4 – The Harlem Stride Style RH 
    • Lesson 4 Overview
    • Step #1 – RH “Trumpet Style” Chords
    • Step #2 – RH Arpeggios
    • Step #3 – RH 7th Chord Shapes
    • Step #4 – Put It All Together RH & LH
  • Lesson 5 – Virtuoso Pianist Runs
    • Lesson 5 Overview
    • Step #1 – Art Tatum
    • Step #2 – James P. Johnson
    • Step #3 – Fats Waller
    • Step #4 – Teddy Wilson
    • Step #5 – Nat King Cole 
  • Lesson 6 – 21st Century Application
    • Lesson 6 Overview
    • Step #1 – Solo Piano Style
    • Step #2 – LH Shell Voicings
    • Step #3 – LH Rootless Voicings
    • Step #4  – 2-5-1 Progressions
    • Step #5 – RH Block Harmonizations
    • Step #6 – Ballad Style
  • Lesson 7 – Transcriptions
    • Step #1 – Original Rags (Joplin)
    • Step #2 – All of Me (Chris Dawson)
    • Step #3 – Sweet Loraine (Art Tatum)
    • Step #4 – Honeysuckle Rose (Fats Waller)

CERTIFICATES