Ragtime solos needed

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Am wanting to do a Ragtime & Repertoire theme for my Spring recital and am looking for good ragtime solos from Elem. level thru Intermediate level. Suggestions? Also, besides Scott Joplin, what other good ragtime music is available for advanced students?


G. Taylor

-- G. Taylor (gtpiano@yahoo.com), February 11, 2002


While I can't give the expert answer to your questions, I may be able to point you in the right direction. First of all, another famous rag-time pianist was John William "Blind" Boone. I'm not sure what (if any) of his music is available. However, if you want to ask a real expert, try Bob Milne. You can go to his website, www.bobmilne.com and there is a contact page where you can try to email him. He tours full-time, so I'm not sure how quickly he will respond. I saw Bob in concert, and believe me, he has an exhaustive knowledge of the history of rag-time and would probably know the answer to both your questions and then some. Hope this helps!

-- Andrew (superfriend2k@yahoo.com), February 13, 2002.

I arranged a rag book for ALFRED PUBLISHING and it might do the trick for you. The title is IT'S TIME FOR RAGTIME. You can find it at the Alfred web site: www.alfredpub.com.

Hope this helps. I'd love any feedback on how you and your students untilized the book. Are there any other types of books you'd like to see available that might assist you with your musical endeavors?

Enjoy! Jerry Ray

P.S. Can you stand just one more "shamless plug"... ? Here's a link to a Christmas CD I arranged and recorded recently that many people/teachers have used as Christmas gifts for students, student awards, friends or family. Hope you enjoy.


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-- Jerry Ray (mrjray123@aol.com), August 14, 2002.

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