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#2438817 - Yesterday at 04:28 PM Ragtime
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Do we have a ragtime forum? I'm hooked on ragtime! I can't stop. Classical will have to stay in the past. Ragtime now!

Being from New Orleans, I would have thought this would have happened to me sooner.

Any ragtime nuts on board?

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#2438821 - Yesterday at 04:52 PM Re: Ragtime [Re: Isabelle1949]
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I like it but how about some stride? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENhEVM1aQNk

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#2438823 - Yesterday at 04:58 PM Re: Ragtime [Re: Isabelle1949]
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#2438844 - Yesterday at 06:28 PM Re: Ragtime [Re: KlinkKlonk]
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Originally Posted By KlinkKlonk
I like it but how about some stride? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENhEVM1aQNk


Isn't stride similar to ragtime in some ways?

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#2438855 - Yesterday at 07:22 PM Re: Ragtime [Re: Isabelle1949]
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It is very similar, stride evolved from ragtime. The story goes that bar pianists had to start to improvise over the rags to vary their repertoire and so stride was born. But even then there's not a very clear difference. Im no expert but I'd say it's generally played faster (sometimes) and with more bounce (or swing I guess) and has more of a blues sensibility.
Check out Jelly Roll Morton, http://www.amazon.com/Jelly-Roll-Morton-Artist-Transcriptions/dp/0793598877, he was from New Orleans.

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#2439035 - Today at 10:44 AM Re: Ragtime [Re: Isabelle1949]
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Klink, thanks. I way eyeing The Crush by Jellyroll Morton last night. I might have to give it a try. It definitely has a Latin edge to it and with my Cuban roots, I don't know if I can resist it.

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#2439053 - Today at 11:41 AM Re: Ragtime [Re: Isabelle1949]
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Suggest you also take a look at the wonderful piano compositions of Ignacio Cervantes. I know this sounds silly, but I view him as something of a bridge between Chopin and Scott Joplin, though his works are very Cuban, unique, and worthwhile in their own right.
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#2439069 - Today at 12:34 PM Re: Ragtime [Re: ClsscLib]
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Suggest you also take a look at the wonderful piano compositions of Ignacio Cervantes. I know this sounds silly, but I view him as something of a bridge between Chopin and Scott Joplin, though his works are very Cuban, unique, and worthwhile in their own right.


Thanks, ClsscLib. I read,about him and will definitely check out his music.

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#2439099 - Today at 01:54 PM Re: Ragtime [Re: Isabelle1949]
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Originally Posted By Isabelle1949
Originally Posted By ClsscLib
Suggest you also take a look at the wonderful piano compositions of Ignacio Cervantes. I know this sounds silly, but I view him as something of a bridge between Chopin and Scott Joplin, though his works are very Cuban, unique, and worthwhile in their own right.


Thanks, ClsscLib. I read,about him and will definitely check out his music.


This is an excellent collection of recordings of his piano works by a very good pianist; I would prefer different tempi for some of the pieces (especially the first, which I think he plays too fast), but the interpretations are convincing, and the level of performance and quality of recording are both very good:

http://www.amazon.com/Cervantes-Danzas-C...nacio+cervantes

I listen to this recording a lot!


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#2439141 - 6 minutes 45 seconds ago Re: Ragtime [Re: Isabelle1949]
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Isabelle, if you like Jelly Roll, check out the Crave -- it's my all-time favorite by him! I have a score that I worked on a bit, but I put it away to come back later, when I'm magically somehow more able to play faster! wink

ClsscLib, I've never heard of Ignacio Cervantes, I'll have to give a listen, being a bridge between Chopin and Joplin sounds awfully interesting!!
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