Sunday, April 25, 2010

for james p. Johnson (24)

for james p. johnson
(1894 --1955)

a kwansaba

how do u james p. johnson? well,
u play a four-beat pulse with a
single bass note, an octave, 7th or
a 10th on the first & 3rd
beats, a chord on the 2nd &
4th beats, then let yr left hand
swing, yr right hand blur – that’s stride!

© Joseph mcNair; 2010

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