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Graceful Ghost Rag

National Federation of Music Clubs 2014-2016 Selection Piano Solo

By William Bolcom

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Piano - SMP Level 8 (Early Advanced)
National Federation of Music Clubs 2014-2016 Selection Piano Solo. Composed by William Bolcom. Piano Solo. Ragtime. Single. 5 pages. Edward B. Marks Music #MS86. Published by Edward B. Marks Music (HL.9437).

Item Number: HL.9437

This title has selections that range in difficulty from SMP Level 7-8.

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  • 5

    Location:
    Pacific Northwest
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • May 27, 2015 A piece that grows on you

    I have been working on this piece on and off for over 2 years. The middle section is harder than the first. The last section is a reprisal of the first section. I'm not really a fan of ragtime piano - to listen or play - but this piece is unusual...

    . It's a beautiful, intimate rag with a lot of challenging stuff. The rag can be played in straight time or swing. I would rate this harder than a Level 8. I've seen it rated by RCM as a Level 10.

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  • 5

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • December 17, 2011 Fun Stuff

    This is definitely advanced, but sounds great once it is played well. It's quite a satisfaction to get through this piece.

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  • 5

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • December 17, 2011 Tricky Stuff!

    Wow, this is tricky stuff. It should have some fingering in it, but otherwise, it's accurately printed in easy to read notation. I suggest taking this 5 page piece one line at a time along with an MP3 recording by Bolcom to play it well. It's fun to...

    play.

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  • 5

    Location:
    Camp Hill, PA
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • December 17, 2011 Worth the time to learn!

    This is a very tricky, but beautiful piece. It has five pages of a mixture of octave stretches, syncopated single notes (the trickiest part!) and one key signature switch in the middle. I suggest getting a good MP3 recording by Bolcom and following this sheet music. And, customizing fingering to...

    meet the numerous stretches and positions on the piano.

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  • 5

    Location:
    Rego Park, NY
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • November 08, 2011 Graceful Ghost Rag Review

    This composition is not very difficult technically to perform, it is the musical nuances, rubatos, syncopation that is oftimes left up to the individual performer (pianist) to determine and execute. It's a wonderful addition to my repertoire and is loved by all who hear it.

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