Ragtime & Stride Piano – Track 1

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

Section 1

Ragtime

Learn the ragtime style.

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1
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.

Incomplete
2
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.

Incomplete
Section 2

Stride

Learn the stride style.

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1
After You’ve Gone 1

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.

Incomplete
2
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.

Incomplete
3
The #1 Stride Piano Exercise

Learn to master the stride piano techniques that dominated early solo jazz piano styles for nearly half-a-century with this #1 stride piano exercise.

Incomplete
4
How to Play Stride Piano

Learn how to play stride piano in the style of Fats Waller. Building from a lead sheet, you'll learn the stride left hand and right hand embellishments.

Incomplete
Section 3

Stride-Waltz

Learn the stride-waltz style.

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1
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.

Incomplete
2
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.

Incomplete
3
How to Compose a Piano Waltz

Learn how to compose a beautiful jazz waltz with Jonny's essential arranging techniques. We'll master left hand accompaniments, melodic writing, and harmonization.

Incomplete
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Ragtime
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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
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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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