Musicians Are Geeks Too: Ragtime Mario, Harry Potter, and Star Wars
This particular musician is improvising in the Stride style of the Ragtime genre of Jazz.
“Harlem Stride Piano, Stride Piano, or just Stride, is a jazz piano style that evolved partially from ragtime. The left hand may play a four-beat pulse with a single bass note, octave, seventh or tenth interval on the first and third beats, and a chord on the second and fourth beats… Unlike earlier “St. Louis” pianists, stride players’ left hand often leapt greater distances on the keyboard, and they played faster and improvised.” — Wikipedia
“Flipping difficult.” — Susana, resident Geekosystem piano nerd
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