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#1140831 - 04/19/05 09:56 PM Kitten on the Keys
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Does anyone here play Kitten on the Keys by any chance? I'm struggling along trying to learn it, and any advice would be much appreciated \:\)

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#1140832 - 04/19/05 10:13 PM Re: Kitten on the Keys
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Novelty piano, of which Zez Confrey was a practitioner, is meant to be a difficult genre, and Kitten on the Keys is one of his more difficult pieces. You should have a background in ragtime and early jazz when you tackle it. Learn the rhythmic and harmonic structure, and practice, practice, practice.
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#1140833 - 04/20/05 05:52 PM Re: Kitten on the Keys
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I do play a lot of ragtime, boogie, stride, etc., but this novelty stuff is a "different animal", as you say - a reach challenge. Well, I guess to start I shouldn't expect to sound like Claude Bolling, right? ;\) Thanks for your reply. \:\)

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#1140834 - 04/22/05 02:24 AM Re: Kitten on the Keys
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ditto BDB..

In all honesty I'd suggest staying away from that stuff. May I suggest Fats Waller?
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