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The Entertainer arr. piano/keyboard


The intermediate version of "The Entertainer" includes all the main musical sections of the original. Chords have been more appropriately voiced for the beginner player and the texture simplified so that the right hand octaves are omitted. Described as A Rag Time Two Step and composed in 1902, this music is instantly recognisable, which is a disadvantage to any instrumentalist because as a consequence it needs to played both accurately and musically. Ragtime is the first readily identifiable modern popular music in that it has elements and links with popular music that succeeded it. Unfortunately, much ragtime music is played very badly and frequently at too fast a tempo so I would suggest listening to Scott Joplin's own remastered piano rolls to obtain an understanding of the performance style. A tempo of around 72 quarter note (crotchet) beats to the minute is recommended.





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