stride piano

noun

Definition of stride piano

: a style of jazz piano playing in which the right hand plays the melody while the left hand alternates between a single note and a chord played an octave or more higher

Examples of stride piano in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many artists became friends of the family, including the stride piano master Art Tatum, himself a Toledo native. New York Times, 20 Dec. 2020 Many artists became family friends, including the stride piano master Art Tatum, himself a Toledo native. Giovanni Russonello New York Times, Star Tribune, 20 Dec. 2020 Meanwhile, Tyner added rhythmic propulsion with his thumping left hand, creating something like a cubist rendition of 1920s stride piano. David A. Graham, The Atlantic, 10 Mar. 2020 The stride piano playing, ensemble group playing, and intensely energetic and complex dance-music culture that blossomed in the clubs in Harlem went on to shape music-making around the world. John Adamian, courant.com, 18 Oct. 2019 For his part, Fortner smoothly interjected a few bars of stride piano and some Thelonious Monk-like abstractions. Dan Emerson, Twin Cities, 19 June 2019 In mid-career performances like Silent Tongues, a glimmer of Fats Waller–style stride piano will occasionally shine through, then fade, grinning, back into the foment of the music. David A. Graham, The Atlantic, 10 Apr. 2018 And Oscar had one foot steeped in the pre-1940s stride piano tradition, and the other in bebop and swing. George Varga, sandiegouniontribune.com, 17 Feb. 2018 For his part, Fortner smoothly interjected a few bars of stride piano and some Thelonious Monk-like abstractions. Dan Emerson, Twin Cities, 19 June 2019

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First Known Use of stride piano

1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stride piano

from stride bass left hand part consisting of large skips

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“Stride piano.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stride%20piano. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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