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Post by Casyopea on Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:01 pm

I'm thinking about a summer project, and I'd really like to play ragtime, or some "easy" jazz!

Bearing in mind my music theory knowledge is that of a toddler, and I have no idea about jazz patterns, what could you suggest as an "easy" non-adapted piece?

Thank you Cool
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Post by CripKilla on Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:40 pm

When I think about rag I think about Joplin. His songs are really hard in their original version.
There is his most know compositions for free. I don't really know other rag composers except this one... Sad
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Post by Thomandy on Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:14 am

CripKilla wrote:When I think about rag I think about Joplin. His songs are really hard in their original version.
There is his most know compositions for free. I don't really know other rag composers except this one... Sad

Same here. Razz He is the only one I know of, and nice link Crip Smile
But, I think you should get the hang of one of his rags even though ts hard I you use it as a summerproject Casy Smile
Cant hurt to try right? Smile
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Post by Casyopea on Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:24 am

Well, I don't want to rush into something I am not yet capable of, but anyway, I love Joplin! cheers So thank you for the link Cripkilla!

A bump for new suggestions Very Happy
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Post by CripKilla on Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:13 pm

The easiest Joplin's piece in the list is BETHENA

It's still hard but I'm sure you can play it! Wink
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Post by Casyopea on Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:56 pm

Thanks Cripkilla, I checked that out and it is beautiful, I forgot to post you a reply, so careless of me. But in the end I wanted to be realistic and moved onto something easier. And added Bethena to my O.D.I.P. (One Day I'll Play) list (which is increasing by the hour LOL).

All the best Like a Star @ heaven
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Post by CripKilla on Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:45 pm

Wink
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Post by Thomandy on Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:31 pm

Casyopea wrote:Thanks Cripkilla, I checked that out and it is beautiful, I forgot to post you a reply, so careless of me. But in the end I wanted to be realistic and moved onto something easier. And added Bethena to my O.D.I.P. (One Day I'll Play) list (which is increasing by the hour LOL).

All the best Like a Star @ heaven

Yeah, I got som O.D.I.P's to Razz Hehe... But one of them is going down as wee speek. I really look forward to post this new vid, but I wont do it before I am 100% ready this time. I posted Fur Elise to early. But againg, the response I got on that defenintly made me a better pianist... So I do not regret it Smile

So what are your O.D.I.P's Elena?? And Crip? Do you got many on that list??Smile

I got: Fantasie Impromtu, Maple Leafe Rag, Moonlight Sonata 3M i guess Smile At leat of the classical type. Also got some Zeldapieces on top...
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Post by CripKilla on Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:30 pm

Hehe well my ultimate goal is Chopin Prelude Op.28 No.24 in D minor:

Joplin's Search-Light Rag and maple lef; of course, Zelda 'Maintheme', Tetris Theme A ^^, Gymnopédies 1-2-3,Fur Elise ... Stuff like that Wink Very Happy
I would like also this song. It is easy but the solo is crazy!
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Post by leonard on Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:57 am

wow cripkilla those are some goals there but im sure you can do it Smile i have a preeetty long O.D.I.P list myself but you can say a "checkpoint" per se of my life as a pianist is well being able to compose and improv so that i get the ok from myself when i get to that ill feel im a step closer from my life as a pianist, but you know the road with the piano doesnt really end does it? thats 1 of the things i love about it and about music in general


so you can say i want to be able to communicate with piano when that happens then ill say ive grown Very Happy

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Post by Lizzy on Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:27 pm

I think The Entertainer is one of the easy songs for a begginer to play.........as I cant read music yet! I have to play by ear.

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Post by Thomandy on Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:55 pm

Lizzy wrote:I think The Entertainer is one of the easy songs for a begginer to play.........as I cant read music yet! I have to play by ear.

The Entertainer Is a highgradepiece!! Smile But there is easyer scores of it ofcourse where you only have to use one finger in the melodyline insted of octavejumps and chordjumps. I think it originally is a grade 5-6-7/9 piece. Smile

It was crip that told me that most of Joplins Rags are considered highgrade pieces like 7-8/9
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Post by Lizzy on Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:15 pm

I don't play it with just one finger lol! I used Shawncheekeasy on utube and just follow his graph for it.I find this easy to play..........it is an easy version though Embarassed

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Post by Thomandy on Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:47 pm

Lizzy wrote:I don't play it with just one finger lol! I used Shawncheekeasy on utube and just follow his graph for it.I find this easy to play..........it is an easy version though Embarassed

Is it something like the one I got in the Performancetopic at page 1?? Smile
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