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Meaning of stride piano

stride' pian"o

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a style of jazz piano playing in which the right hand plays the melody while the left hand plays a single bass note or octave on the strong beat and a chord on the weak beat, developed in Harlem during the 1920s, partly from ragtime piano playing.
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