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stride piano

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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1950-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Both novelty and stride piano are typically performed at ragtime festivals today.

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