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Learn How to Play Early Jazz Piano

January 12, 2010

What is “Early Jazz” anyway? There are various strains depending who you ask. Some people think of Dixieland Jazz, Bix Bieder Bix. Who and what do I think of when I think of early jazz? Stride Piano. Fats Waller, Count Basie, Willie the Lion Smith, James Johnson.

A number of years ago a friend of mine turned me on to Stride Piano. Didn’t know much about it then. I got into it and taught myself  how to play. How did I learn how to play Stride Piano?

I listened, listened and when I was finishing listening, I listened one more time. A thousand more times. Of course I practiced too. I’ll tell you my secrets next time.

One Comment leave one →
  1. April 13, 2011 9:42 am

    I’m out of league here. Too much brain power on dspiayl!

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