Solo piano - SMP Level 9 (Advanced); NFMC Level: Very Difficult Class 1
Composed by Scott Joplin (1868-1917). Masterworks; Piano Solo; Solo. Alfred Masterworks Editions. Late Intermediate level piece for the Piano Solo event with the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) Festivals Bulletin 2008-2009-2010. Ragtime. Single. With standard notation, fingerings and introductory text (does not include words to the songs). 7 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.19781).
Item Number: AP.19781
ISBN 0739017195. 9x12 inches. Key: C major.
This is Scott Joplin's famous ragtime serenade which was featured in the film "The Sting." The melodies are haunting and a bit melancholy. The tango rhythm in the left hand is overlaid by the right hand's ragtime syncopation, often in complex rhythms, and in "very slow march time." The right hand is required to play filled-out octave chords in some sections, and the left hand sometimes covers a wide range in "stride" styling. Keys of C Major and F Major.
About SMP Level 9 (Advanced)
All types of major, minor, diminished, and augmented chords spanning more than an octave. Extensive scale passages.