Joplin, Scott
Easy arrangements for piano
Edition no.
BA 10644
Volume / Series
Ready to Play
Kleeb, Jean
Product format
Performance score(s), Anthology
Pages / Format
35 S. - 30,0 x 23,0 cm
“It’s never right to play Ragtime fast.”
(Scott Joplin)

Most listeners associate “ragtime” with the music of Scott Joplin, one of the earliest African-American composers to straddle the divide between classical and popular music. It was Joplin who brought this musical style to the pinnacle of perfection.

The term “ragtime” stems from “ragged time” and describes the contrast between the sprightly syncopated melodies in the right hand and the accentuated “oom-pah” bass in the left. This collection offers deeper insight into Joplin’s art, a combination of folk music, African rhythms and classical piano music. Jean Kleeb has simplified the works and added fingering.

• Edition in celebration of Joplin’s 150th anniversary in 2018
• 7 typical and well-known pieces in their entirety
• Difficult passages are simplified
• With fingering
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Press reviews
„Many players will want to explore Joplin’s music sooner, and Jean Kleeb’s slightly simplified versions for early-advanced players are just the ticket. … These versions are also ideal for adult players with small hands (of whom there are many) who might struggle with the demands of the originals. It’s particularly good that although simplified, the pieces really retain the energy and musical scale of the unedited versions. This is a fabulous publication which makes Joplin’s music more widely accessible than ever: there’s really nothing here not to like!“
( 9.11.2018)
14.95 €
incl. VAT