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Race Result Details

Racer Arun (arun808)
Race Number 16137
Date Thu, 4 Jul 2019 06:36:18 +0000
Speed 95 WPM Try to beat?
Accuracy 97.9%
Rank 3rd place (out of 5)
Opponents mezomose (2nd place) vixt (1st place)

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Tatum used a special device to elongate his descending pentatonic runs, to sustain them over longer groups of bars. In addition to inserting descending chromatic connective tones, he also inserted some ascending skips (usually fourths, fifths, or sixths), followed by a descending skip landing a whole-step below any of the tones of the pentatonic run he was using. In this way, he was able to "gain" some ground, and was then ready to play another portion of the descending pentatonic run.
The Right Hand According to Tatum: A Guide to Tatum's Improvisational Techniques Plus 10 Transcribed Piano Solos (book) by Riccardo Scivales and Art Tatum (see stats)

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