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Alchemy Rag

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This was originally done in Sibelius 3, but when I imported it into GarageBand for detailing, I found that I lacked the original Honky-tonk Piano patch (for that jarringly out-of-tune sound), but I decided that I liked the mellow electric piano just as well. The snaps also add to the effect.

It has already been pointed out to me that the first strain of the Trio section is hardly Ragtime, and that is correct. I merely used an old piano piece I had, then added a syncopated countermelody --like throwing in a monkey wrench.

BTW, if you think I can actually play this music, buddy, yer dreamin'. If YOU think you can play it, the sheet music for this piece is available for a nominal fee at
my page at SibeliusMusic where you can also watch the music go by as the tune plays.
I'll make you a deal. If you can play this piece, I'll refund your sale price and buy you a beer.
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Uploaded: Jul 08, 2005 - 04:22:25 PM
Last Updated: Jul 15, 2006 - 10:31:40 PM Last Played: Apr 21, 2019 - 12:17:20 PM
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Name: Keith O. Edwards
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Ragtime is an American musical genre, enjoying its peak popularity around the years 1900?1918. Ragtime is a dance form written in 2/4 or 4/4 time, and utilizing a walking bass, that is, the bass note played legato on the 1-3 beats with a staccato cho

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