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Sunday, June 26, 2022

Musical Interlude

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Celebrate Summer 2022! And what better than the sound of ragtime piano to celebrate summer?

"Maple Leaf Rag," played by Scott Joplin himself and recorded on Pianola Roll:

8 comments:

  1. ...and a GREAT way to start the morning! :)

    -FJ

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    1. I figured that we could all use a light-hearted break.

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    2. Neil Young named his ocean faring boat Maple Leaf Rag. Excellent song. Scott Joplin could really play!

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    3. SF,
      Scott Joplin could really play!

      No kidding! And he has some improvs in there, too.

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  2. This is lovely AOW. I love the piano. I wish I had appreciated it when growing up but I had my stubborn ways. This video immediately brought a smile to my face and one much needed. Thank you and God bless you!

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  3. Great choice as move into Summer...

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  4. Joplin, during his lifetime, often complained that many pianists played rags too fast -- to the point that he cautioned that ragtime should never be played fast.

    As I listened to Joplin play, I noticed that his fingers were really flying over the keys. And that is not fast? How fast were those chided pianists playing rags? The mind reels.

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  5. AOW you are a walking encyclopedia. I did not know Joplin said that. And it does make one wonder how fast was fast because his hands are beyond fast moving imho. :)

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