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Old 02-18-2016, 12:27 PM
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Bought this book in June 2009, and really enjoying just listening to the CD that comes with it - the author playing his Goodall - thought someone else might also like it.

Here's one of the simpler arrangements, where I can actually play some of it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNEK-OdMOX0



and a link to the full book with tabs and notation:

http://www.amazon.com/RAGTIME-GUITAR.../dp/0634063154
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Old 02-18-2016, 04:35 PM
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I had low expectations for this as I dislike ragtime music. I've only ever heard it played on piano and rags just sound too circus-like to my ears.

Boy oh boy, rags sound amazing on guitar though. I'm surprised. Very nice song!
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Old 02-18-2016, 06:38 PM
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Listening through headphones, there is some interesting stereo imaging in that recording.
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Old 02-18-2016, 11:44 PM
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Thanks for sharing that!
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Old 02-19-2016, 12:10 AM
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Interesting timing. I was just looking at that volume the other day as I have been wanting to learn ragtime on guitar. It makes me happy to hear it and play it. Thanks!
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Old 02-19-2016, 03:41 AM
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Ragtime guitar was the first guitar style that really enthused me. I liked guitar before then, but then I loved it. Players like Cliff Aungier, Stefan Grossman and John James (in London 1960s) led me to the OP's namesake:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kf6OjxYPzoo

Good to see Grace and Beauty Rag in the above collection. I transcribed that off a piano version back in 1969 (and got it wrong ).
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Old 02-20-2016, 01:52 AM
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I must dig out my Grossman blues books. I got started on them years ago but went astray...
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Old 02-21-2016, 08:07 PM
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Well I bought the Jaffe book referred to by the OP and while I am no beginner, the arrangements are hard for me. I also bought "The New Art of Ragtime Guitar" by Saslow and like it much better. I will keep Saslow and return the other one.
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Old 02-24-2016, 08:42 AM
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Style and genre aside, the picker in the video suffers from playing in quiet rooms. Listen to the OPs namesake Blind Arthur Blake for how to dig in and make the guitar belt it out.

I recommend playing in all sorts of settings, my favorite being outside on a coffee shop patio with a fair amount of traffic for white noise, sort of "isometrics for the hands/ears". When you can project while maintaining relaxed hands you'll get the full potential from that dear little wooden box you own.

The player in the video is missing 70-80% of the sound of which the box is capable. It's not just sheer volume...it's the zen of projecting the voice of the instrument. This is not easily developed in quiet environs. It can be done, but having to project through other sound will be the quicker route.

http://youtu.be/_eB-rXSnno8
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Just added a new tab to the website and thought you might like to check it out. It is called "Silver Heels" and originally was a piano ragtime piece but was also played by Fred Van Eps on banjo in 1905 (Van Eps version is on YouTube).

This guitar arrangement is by Johnson Hogg (he originally came from Holywell in North Wales but now lives in France). Johnson worked up the arrangement directly from the Van Eps recording. I have had the arrangement from him for 9 years but hit a problem and left it on the desk and it disappeared under the pile of paper. I started feeling very guilty a couple of days ago and dug it out and have finally finished it after resolving a couple more problems. You can find it here:

http://www.stevemcwilliam.co.uk/guitar/friendstab.htm

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I had set up a Stefan Grossman channel on my Pandora feed and I’m getting all sorts of nice fingerstyle rags, early jazz, blues, and the like from a variety of artists.
Takes you several leaps away from “Travis picking”.
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Old 06-19-2019, 07:30 AM
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That's funny, Bikewer... I also set up his channel recently and love it. I had several other ragtime channels, but not his. I couldn't believe it took me so long to do it! Great selections.
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Old 06-19-2019, 10:56 AM
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I'm a long time "dabbler" enthusiast of playing ragtime music on the guitar.

Stephan Grossman's "Complete Ragtime Guitar" is great!

My favorite arrangements are those of Paul Lolax:

Ragtime Guitar: Selected Works of Scott Joplin

https://www.amazon.com/Ragtime-Guita.../dp/B000GDAN44

Other good arrangements include those of Jerry Silverman:

https://www.amazon.com/Ragtime-Guita.../dp/0895249685

And a recently published collection of arrangements by Jerry Willard:

https://www.prestomusic.com/sheet-mu...assical-guitar

And from Carlos Barbosa-Lima:

https://www.amazon.com/Scott-Joplin-.../dp/076921293X
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Old 06-19-2019, 10:58 AM
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Thank you to the OP, I bought the book!
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