New Orleans Piano Styles

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This class is a retrospective of New Orleans piano styles, including the songs and piano playing styles of Jelly Roll Morton, Albert Ammons, Allen Toussaint, Professor Longhair, Dr. John, and others. Instruction will include written scores as well as CDs and videos. Topics include 12 and 16 bar blues forms, boogie and stride left hand patterns and turnarounds, and the application of New Orleans rhythmic influences to other popular music.