The Entertainer arr. piano/keyboard

In this improver level arrangement the right hand plays the outline melody accompanied by the left hand playing chords. Fingering is specified and players are helped by graphics to show which notes are to be played for the chords. When chords are subsequently repeated only the chord symbol is given. This is a cut down version omitting the final two sections of the Trio. 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 suggested.

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