Imagine if you could sit down at the piano and knock out some of the most enduring, foot-tapping, truly American early jazz compositions! This music, originating in the barrelhouses of New Orleans, eventually became a American classical art form, especially with the composing genius of Scott Joplin and other early piano stylists. Everyone who hears this music loves it.
David Cohen teaches and analyzes some of the greatest ragtime tunes measure by measure, bringing out stylistic subtleties and interpretations that might otherwise be missed. Whether you are just starting out or have been playing for years, there's a whole lot to learn and incredible joy to be had in playing this great music.
These lessons provide you with a comprehensive view of this turn-of-the-century style, so that you'll be able to continue on your own after studying and learning such songs as:
• St. James Infirmary • Careless Love • Buddy Boldon's Blues • Frankie And Johnny • Blues In Ragtime • Ragtime Pasmala • Alabama Hoedown • Swipesy Cakewalk • The Entertainer • Maple Leaf Rag.