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RECORDING: Backgrounder: Milt Bucker’s ‘Block Chords Parade’

What are block chords? That’s when a pianist (or guitarist) plays a melody with chords rather than individual notes. This is done with the top note of the chord playing the melody line with chord notes below creating the harmony. Block chords are often played on piano with a “locked hands” technique, when both hands play block chords in unison or lock-step…

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