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Magnetic Rag by Scott Joplin (1914)

I first began playing the piano when I was 17. In fact, The Entertainer was the 2nd song I ever memorized and I learned by watching my mom play it. I was fascinated by the syncopation and unique melodies between the right hand and left hand. I then learned Maple Leaf Rag, then 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.

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
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
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-updates-
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