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Old 06-29-2009, 10:19 AM
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Default if you like ragtime, you might like this site

Maybe everybody already knows this link, but at:

"The Art of Ragtime guitar"

there's a great little pdf book with a number of fun tunes. Not actually "classic" ragtime, but most of the songs don't seem too hard and they sound great (been having a lot of fun with them)!
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:23 AM
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I downloaded that some time back. "Ragpicking" is my favorite in that book. Lots of detailed info on fingering and right hand picking given for the songs - that alone is well worth the read.
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Old 06-29-2009, 12:10 PM
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Thanks, I wasn't aware of that site. I printed the first couple songs and I'll get started learning tonight.
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Old 06-29-2009, 12:46 PM
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Thanks for the link!
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I have loved ragtime since a boy because my father plays ragtime piano. I have been playing from the book by Stefan Grossman,"play ragtime guitar" for years.
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:49 AM
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Much obliged, kind sir!
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Old 06-30-2009, 09:58 AM
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here is a site where you can listen instantly for inspiration and study:

http://www.trachtman.org/ragtime/
also search data base here:
http://digital.library.msstate.edu/c...sic/index.html
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Old 06-30-2009, 10:48 AM
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here is a site where you can listen instantly for inspiration and study:

http://www.trachtman.org/ragtime/
also search data base here:
http://digital.library.msstate.edu/c...sic/index.html
Very nice links, thanks! Not sure I'll ever be good enough to tackle the classic stuff, but I do find myself listening to ragtime piano quite often lately, as well as guitar. It is nice for inspiration (and just plain fun to listen to!).
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:29 AM
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I downloaded that some time back. "Ragpicking" is my favorite in that book. Lots of detailed info on fingering and right hand picking given for the songs - that alone is well worth the read.
Agreed. I've just downloaded the Ragpicking score and hope to learn it in the next few weeks. Thanks to the OP!
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:16 PM
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Thanks for the post Shawlie............I'm having a ball with these tunes!
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Can anyone provide me with a copy of the pdf booklet? I can get it to download but it will not open. I get the message that the download was corrupted. I reallly like ragtime on piano. Should be great study material for fingerpicking.

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Old 07-01-2009, 10:45 AM
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This really is a great resource...I DLed it several months ago and am about 4 songs in...REALLY great stuff. I highly recommend looking a versions of these songs on youtube if you have trouble with some of the more challenging parts...not everyone fingers these chords in the same way and sometimes seeing things done differently makes my life easier.

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Old 07-02-2009, 11:13 AM
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Hello, It is me again. I don't believe it, but, I kept trying last night and again tonight, doing the same steps over and over on this computer of mine and I finally got the ragtime pdf downloaded. All I can get is a slow dial up in this part of Thailand and it makes many computer operations a nightmare. They all seem to time out or just quit. Anyway that is a great link and I am now using the book to study by. Thank you. John
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