a common thread throughout stride piano tricks (as well as blues, honky tonk piano, etc) is the usage of these lines below over (for example) a c7th chord:

c d d# e

e f f# g

g g# a bb

combining these lines in thirds provides a great deal of fodder for tricksterism (as well as interesting passing chords):

e f f# g
c d d# e

g g# a bb
e f f# g

it is also possible (yet less common) to combine them in fifths

g g# a bb
c d d# e

and the motion can go up or down

g gb f e
e eb d c

bb a ab g
g gb f e

add into this equation that all the thirds can also be inverted into 6ths (and fifths into fourths, of course), and you have a total of 12 4-step motions that are all consonant, interesting and kosher over the underlying 7th chord.

this seems to be similar to a c.e.s.h. (chromatic embellishment of static harmony, ex: | cm cm/b | cm7/bb cm6/a |), but in this case the harmony doesn't seem to me to actually be static since those interior motions effectively construct valid passing chords.

my question is: is there a commonly accepted name for this set of "tricks" other than "that blues thang".

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