Jazz Piano Styles

The piano is the most accomplished musical instrument. It gives to the harmony and the melody the most vast possibilities. And jazz pianists them build themes and chord progressions the most important in the evolution of this music.
Ragtime, based on the Cake-walk and European classical music, is music written by cultivated Afro-Americans.
The pianists of jazz will be inspired by the Ragtime to create the styles Stride (left hand play bass on downbeat and chord on afterbeat) and Boogie-woogie (bass on every beat) who are at the origin of the Swing.

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