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Piano styles

  1. 1. Piano Styles<br />
  2. 2. Stride Piano<br />A technique used by early solo jazz piano players<br />The left hand alternates between root bass notes on 1 & 3 and mid-octave chords on 2 & 4<br />This provides harmonic foundation for right hand solo/melody lines<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdHZ-RkF4L0<br />
  3. 3. New Orleans<br />A style initiated by Professor Longhair & Huey Piano Smith & popularised by Dr John & Jools Holland<br />A left hand bass broken triad with an early 3 rhythmic accent provides the foundation.<br />Right hand plays rolling chord patterns which smear a flat 3rd and trill 3rd/5ths or 5th/7ths <br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0Zj5x281Jo<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gmmokq6cWmE<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05x5HxkJskA<br />
  4. 4. Boogie Woogie<br />A style reliant on a persistent left hand bass ostinato<br />A triplet style shuffle bass rhythm:<br /> 1st 5ths ‘boogie’ with 1st 6ths ‘woogie’<br />Alternatively ‘walk’ 1st 3rd 5th 6th 7th 6th 5th 3rd bass notes on the beat and play right hand chord stabs in on the half beats<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfHCMIuEZOw<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAckUu0nJQE<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHmmid1pLi8<br />
  5. 5. Fats Domino Style<br />Play the standard syncopated bass triad New Orleans left hand.<br />Play even triplet chords with the right hand. (123 123 123 123)<br />This laid back rhythm is the heart of many of RnB classics:<br />I Hear You Knockin Blueberry Hill<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQQCPrwKzdo<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbdOEE5LvIw<br />
  6. 6. ‘Nashville’ sound<br />Floyd Kramer introduced a country piano style.<br />His instrumental hit ‘On the Rebound’ showcases the style<br />It tends to play softer whole tone smear notes and passing 6ths notes rather than flat blue notes of New Orleans style<br />Listen to the piano on ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ or the intro to ‘Handbags & Gladrags’<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IM2OJZn5Kkw<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCEIehhb2E4<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npFRQWiisro<br />
  7. 7. Lennon & McCartney<br />As songwriters L & Mc recognised the potential of composing on piano.<br />Their simple skills: octave root bass/triad chords influenced other writer/performers: <br />The metronomic ¼ note chord rhythms of ‘Penny Lane’ ‘Instant Karma’<br />The right hand: fingers/thumb+ /1+2+3+4+/ rhythms of ‘Hey Jude’ ‘Imagine’<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE2-D02WBzA<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Hd85mM6ptE<br />
  8. 8. Roy Bittan<br />Piano player on Bruce Springsteen & Meatloaf albums in the 1970’s <br />Bittan re-defined the role of piano as a lead instrument in rock music.<br />Defined melodic treble right hand phrases and classical style chord arpeggios/octaves dominate his playing.<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4wlGguXcb0<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FocIlccCBsY<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ksDUUkaoqY<br />

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