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Ragtime Piano
A Guide to Playing the Best Rags Sheet Music Book

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A Guide to Playing the Best Rags. Piano Solo Songbook. Jazz, Jazz Instruction, Ragtime. Softcover Audio Online. 64 pages. Hal Leonard #B0BM3QNVTH. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.327320).

Item Number: HL.327320

ISBN 9781540081186. 9.0x12.0x0.165 inches.

Learn to play the enduring standards that make up the ragtime tradition and how to turn any melody into a rag. Considered to be the foremost performer, producer, and historian of authentic ragtime, author Terry Waldo walks you through performance and compositional considerations that make up this unique genre. Listen along to the recorded performances of these classic songs plus Terry's own composition “Proctology” to gain an understanding of variations in accents and performance traditions that make up ragtime music. Includes: Easy-to-read, modern sheet music for some of the most popular rags, including “The Entertainer,” “Maple Leaf Rag,” and “Mississippi Rag;” Techniques for composing and arranging ragtime music; Performance considerations; Historical overview; and more! Audio is accessed online using the unique code inside the book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.

  • The Charleston Rag  
  • The Dream Rag 
  • The Entertainer 
  • Happy Birthday In Ragtime 
  • Happy Birthday To You 
  • Maple Leaf Rag 
  • Mississippi Rag 
  • Mississippi Rag Improvised “D” Section 
  • Proctology 
  • School Of Ragtime 
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