Eight Concert Rags for Guitar Book/CD

By Scott Joplin
New Edition
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If you have ever wanted to play the music of Scott Joplin, this is the book for you. Here you will find eight superb selections of ragtime music by Scott Joplin. These pieces are also well suited to the guitar. They are great for concerts, gigs or just for your own pleasure. These eight concert rags are not the most famous, but they are absolutely beautiful. From the Silver Swan Rag which has hints of "Tchaikovsky," to the well-known "Easy Winners," you will find this collection invaluable. These pieces are optimistic and elegant, syncopated and lyrical. I believe they will become a permanent part of your repertoire. The CD which is included, has all the rags in order in which they appear in the book. The music is presented in notation only.

Eight Concert Rags for Guitar by Allan Alexander contains Eight pieces for solo guitar. This wonderful collection includes music from the genius of Scott Joplin. The music was chosen for it's beauty and for it's accessibility on the guitar. All but one piece is four pages in length, perfect for performances, and are a joy for a guitarist to play. With Allan's extensive knowledge of the music and the guitar, you are assured to have a great collection of music. The music is presented in notation only and meticulously fingered for guitar. Although these pieces are challenging, they are very playable.

Every piece in the book is included on the digitally mastered CD. Allan has played these pieces artfully, and the result is a really lovely CD which is a pleasure to listen to. For the player who is new to Joplin, the recording will give insights into the music and will be a pleasure to hear for anyone whatever their experience in music. Be sure to check out Allan's web site. The beautiful cover art on the book is by Aleksandra Alexander.

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  • Nonpareil
  • The Easy Winners
  • Weeping Willow Rag

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Presented in beautifully scored Music Notation

The music notation is clear and crisp. The pieces are thoughtfully and meticulously fingered for ease of playing. This book will help you to learn the tunes quickly.

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Comes With a Compact Disc of the Pieces Performed by Allan Alexander

The CD, played by Allan Alexander, gives the musician the advantage of being able to hear how these songs can be played and will make the learning process easier. This is a high quality Digital recording (DDD). In addition to helping the player become familiar with the music, it will also be a source of listening pleasure.

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