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Magnetic Rag by Scott Joplin (1914)

I first began playing the piano when I was 17. The Entertainer was the 2nd song I memorized which I learned by watching my mom play. I was fascinated by the syncopation and unique melody of the right hand and rhythmic bass line of the left hand. The 3rd, 4th and 5th pieces I learned were Maple Leaf Rag, Sunflower Slow Drag and Pine Apple Rag. My thirst for learning and playing ragtime music never waned - I now play nearly 25 different ragtime pieces, most of which are listed below. (For those curious, the 1st piece I learned on the piano, was Für Elise by Beethoven)

I also broadcast on Periscope and archived performances of my piano sessions can be found on Katch.me. --UPDATE: Unfortunately, Katch.me is no longer in service. You can find archived broadcasts on my YouTube channel. ”


12th Street Rag by Euday Bowman
12th Street Rag by Euday Bowman
Bethena by Scott Joplin
Bethena by Scott Joplin
The Chevy Chase by Eubie Blake
The Chevy Chase by Eubie Blake
Cum Bac Rag by Chas Johnson
Cum Bac Rag by Chas Johnson
The Easy Winners by Scott Joplin
The Easy Winners by Scott Joplin
Elite Syncopations by Scott Joplin
Elite Syncopations by Scott Joplin
The Fizz Water by Scott Joplin
The Fizz Water by Scott Joplin
Gladiolus Rag by Scott Joplin
Gladiolus Rag by Scott Joplin
Grace and Beauty by James Scott
Grace and Beauty by James Scott
Graceful Ghost Rag by William Bolcom
Graceful Ghost Rag by William Bolcom
Harmony Club Waltz by Scott Joplin
Harmony Club Waltz by Scott Joplin
Kitten on the Keys by Zez Confrey
Kitten on the Keys by Zez Confrey
Magnetic Rag by Scott Joplin
Magnetic Rag by Scott Joplin
Maple Leaf Rag by Scott Joplin
Maple Leaf Rag by Scott Joplin
New Era Rag by James Scott
New Era Rag by James Scott
Nightingale Rag by Joseph Lamb
Nightingale Rag by Joseph Lamb
Ragtime Oriole by James Scott
Ragtime Oriole by James Scott
Pastime Rag No. 3 by Artie Matthews
Pastime Rag No. 3 by Artie Matthews
Pine Apple Rag by Scott Joplin
Pine Apple Rag by Scott Joplin
Russian Rag by George L. Cobb
Russian Rag by George L. Cobb
Solace by Scott Joplin
Solace by Scott Joplin
Sunflower Slow Drag by Scott Joplin
Sunflower Slow Drag by Scott Joplin
Swipesy Cakewalk by Scott Joplin
Swipesy Cakewalk by Scott Joplin
The Chrysanthemum by Scott Joplin
The Chrysanthemum by Scott Joplin
The Entertainer by Scott Joplin
The Entertainer by Scott Joplin
The Favorite by Scott Joplin
The Favorite by Scott Joplin
Top Liner Rag by Joseph Lamb
Top Liner Rag by Joseph Lamb
Kitten on the Keys by Zez Confrey
Kitten on the Keys by Zez Confrey
-updates-
04/10/18: Gladiolus Rag by Scott Joplin
03/10/18: Bethena (Waltz) by Scott Joplin
01/01/18: Relearned Russian Rag by George L. Cobb
01/04/17: Relearning Graceful Ghost Rag
12/31/16: Solace by Scott Joplin
11/01/16: Swipesy by Arthur Marshall and Scott Joplin
04/17/16: Working on Kitten on the Keys by Zez Confrey
03/21/16: Ragtime Oriole by James Scott
02/25/16: Relearned Cum Bac Rag by Chas Johnson