Ragtime & Stride Piano – Track 1

Follow the Ragtime & Stride Learning Track to get started with these styles.

Section 1


Learn the ragtime style.

Ragtime Crash Course 1

Learn how to rag up a simple song with beginner rag rolls and the jumping left hand. After this course, you'll have a working knowledge of how to "ragify" any melody you encounter.

America The Beautiful Rag

A deep dive on Ragtime stylization using the tune America the Beautiful. Learn the stock Ragtime intro, forward rag rolls, reverse rag rolls, triplet rag rolls, ornaments, & the bass treatment.

Section 2


Learn the stride style.

The Bare Necessities 1

A flashy ragtime rendition of Disney's Bare Necessities! Starting with a lead sheet, you learn how to apply Forward Rag Rolls & the Stride-Ragtime left hand.

Section 3


Learn the stride-waltz style.

Once Upon a Dream Jazz Waltz 1

Learn this simple, beautiful arrangement of Once Upon a Dream while exploring the building blocks of the Stride-Waltz style, including the rocking techniques, chord sweeping, and more.

Jazz Waltz Challenge

Learn how to transform a lead sheet into a jazz waltz with the Jazz Waltz Challenge. Learn the chords, rootless voicings, stride-waltz bass, & how to embellish the melody with turns & fills.

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Level 2
3 sections
Learning Focus
  • Understand the building blocks of ragtime, stride, & waltz piano
  • Master the jumping left hand, bass walkups, & bass crossover soloing
  • Explore melodic embellishments like ornaments, triplet rolls, & chord sweeping
  • Learn stride-waltz techniques like jazzy rootless voicings, turns, & fills
Full Description

With this structured Ragtime & Stride Learning Track, you’ll discover the essential techniques of ragtime, stride, and stride-waltz music with techniques like rag rolls, ornaments, & bass treatment.

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