Sophisticated Lady Stride Left Hand Style
In part 2 of this tutorial, we are going to explore the bridge of the tune and then add some melodic interest for the final A section.
The melody in the bridge is tricky to play in places because the notes fall on the off beats. The off beats are the & of each beat. Placing the melody on the off beats creates a very syncopated and swinging vibe… listen to the original recording of the tune to understand how much this tune swings.
We’re going to start with a basic stride style by playing the roots way down in the lower registers and then moving up with out left hand to play left hand voicings.
Then for the final A section we are going to explore some right hand patterns you can use to enhance the melody. We’ll be creating melodic ideas of out upper structures, 4^th^ intervals and octaves.
This is a challenging tune to play and so make sure you practice it slowly and accurately.
Upper Structure Cheat Sheet File Type: pdf
Jazz Voicings Cheat Sheet File Type: pdf