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Ready for Ragtime

By Melody Bober

Piano - Late Elementary
Composed by Melody Bober. Piano Solo; Sheet; Solo. Signature Series. Ragtime. 4 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.38994).

Item Number: AP.38994

ISBN 073908710X.

Students will thoroughly enjoy this upbeat piece in ragtime style! The essence of ragtime is captured in the syncopated melody. The traditional jump-bass accompaniment usually found in this style is replaced with one using harmonic 5ths and single notes. The easy meter (4/4) and key (F major) aids in keeping the piece accessible, and the simplified accompaniment allows students to enjoy ragtime style at an earlier level.

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  • 5

    60 years young beginner piano student
    Port Hueneme, California
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2018-03-08 10:56:32.0 Ready for Rag

    This is a very great sounding Rag! It sounds hard to play when you listen to it, or play it on the piano, but it really is very easy to play. It's very good that the bass clef has notes that are easier than most Rags of this level...

    to play, the syncopation is easy, the melody in the right hand isn't that much more difficult. I really love the "Old fashioned Rag sound" one hears from this nice piece, it really has that "special desired sound" that you'd expect from a real great Rag, you know almost like it was written by Scott Joplin or one of the other great Ragtime composers around 1900, truly incredible sweet Rag sound, yet very easy to learn. Be sure to always practice "hands separate", them learn it "hands together", as it's so much easier to learn any piano piece that way. And, I recorded this one piece off the Web here, just to help me to have a way of listening to it while practicing it, that really helped me to learn this one piece a whole lot faster and lot's of fun.

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