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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

9x12 inches. Key: Bb minor.

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

About SMP Level 8 (Early Advanced)

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4 and 5-note chords spanning more than an octave. Intricate rhythms and melodies.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    California Nbeckus
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • October 17, 2017 Graceful Ghost Rag

    Received very quickly. Music is clear and easy to follow.

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  • 5

    Ellen C
    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

    Cindy
    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

    Cyndi
    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

    Cindy
    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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    16 of 34 people found this review helpful.
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