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A new book by Ari Kast, Stride Piano Tricks, aims to guide students through the specific hand and finger patterns used by stride pianists to produce their distinctive sound. Surprisingly, given the broad popularity and universally acknowledged historical significance of stride, this is the first book ever to explain in detail how it is played.

Stride piano, the style practiced by such legends as James P. Johnson, Fats Waller, and Donald Lambert, is at the roots of jazz piano, and as such com