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A First Book of Ragtime: 24 Arrangements for the Beginning Pianistby David Dutkanicz
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This compilation of easy-to-play ragtime favorites features 24 rollicking melodies by "The Big Three" of ragtime—Scott Joplin, James Scott, and Joseph Lamb—plus pieces by Eubie Blake, Tom Turpin, and other artists. Popular tunes include "Maple Leaf Rag," "The Entertainer," and "Tiger Rag." Novices of all ages will delight in these simplified arrangements of carefully selected pieces. The editor provides suggested fingerings and comments on each piece that include background on the composers and tips for performance.
Along with the twenty-four piano arrangements, this collection includes a free MP3 download for every piece, which will help beginning pianists develop an ear for the melodies. The MP3s may be downloaded individually or collectively.
Dover (2011) original publication.
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These rollicking, easy-to-play ragtime favorites include "Maple Leaf Rag," "The Entertainer," "Tiger Rag," and other melodies by such favorites as Scott Joplin, James Scott, Joseph Lamb, and Eubie Blake. Suitable for all ages. All 24 songs available as downloadable MP3s.
This compilation of easy-to-play ragtime favorites expands upon Dover's successful series for beginning pianists of all ages. Its 24 rollicking melodies comprise works by "The Big Three" ragtime composers — Scott Joplin, James Scott, and Joseph Lamb — plus Eubie Blake and seven other artists. Popular tunes include "Maple Leaf Rag," "The Entertainer," and "Tiger Rag."
Table of Contents
The Entertainer Scott Joplin (c. 1867-1917)
Magnetic Rag Scott Joplin (c. 1867-1917)
Blue Goose Rag Raymond Birch (1876-1950)
Fig Leaf Rag Scott Joplin (c. 1867-1917)
Champagne Rag Joseph F. Lamb (1887-1960)
Tiger Rag Nick La Rocca (1889-1961), et al
Grace and Beauty James Scott (1885-1938)
Easy Winners Scott Joplin (c. 1867-1917)
Felicity Rag Scott Joplin (c. 1867-1917)
High Society Porter Steele (1880-1910)
The Weeping Willow Scott Joplin (c. 1867-1917)
Charleston Rag "Eubie" Blake (1883-1983)
Mississippi Rag William Henry Krell (1868-1933)
Sleepy Hollow Clarence Woods (1888-1956)
Chevy Chase Rag "Eubie" Blake (1883-1983)
Harlem Rag Tom Turpin (1867-1917)
A Breeze from Alabama Scott Joplin (c. 1867-1917)
Violin Rag Irving Berlin (1888-1989)
Twelfth Street Rag Euday L. Bowman (1887-1949)
Fizz Water "Eubie" Blake (1883-1983)
Peach Rag Arthur Marshall (1881-1968)
Maple Leaf Rag Scott Joplin (c. 1867-1917)
Bohemia Rag Joseph F. Lamb (1887-1960)
Works are arranged in order of approximate difficulty.
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