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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 - 49 minutes 9 seconds ago 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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