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The Twickenham Rag


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Andronis

 Genre: Ragtime

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Remember the Camellia Rag? I had so much fun writing it that I couldn't hold off any longer on writing another rag! As before, this is more of a classic (but not completely) Joplin-style rag as opposed to the more post-Ragtime jazz (but still very excellent) pieces you're probably used to finding in this category. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I did creating it. :)

The 'A' melody originally comes from a melody overlay exercise, where I wrote a melody that fit on top of Drakonis' Lickety Split/Caroline's Bear Rag. I tweaked it somewhat, and it now stands on its own here.

For those of you who can't ever sit through a whole MacJams song (you know who you are), please at least hear the middle and end and not just the beginning. ;)

(Twickenham in this case refers to the original name of my hometown, not the city in England that it was named after.)
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Comments: 18
Fans: 3
Plays: 358
Downloads: 131
Votes: 11
Uploaded: Jul 16, 2006 - 02:23:48 AM
Last Updated: Jul 16, 2006 - 02:51:07 AM Last Played: Oct 09, 2016 - 10:11:54 PM
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kristyjo said 4053 days ago (July 16th, 2006)
Nice classic rag
I was glad you sourced the A section, because it did sound slightly
familiar. I like the transition there, It's a bit different. OK, back to the A
section, key change, nice. You play well. Now the key change again. good.
Nice steady rhythm, not too fast, Right up to the end. Nice big chord. Yes
indeed, a classic rag. I think you have nice, smooth left hand technique
here, which keeps the whole thing moving along nicely without being
rushed.
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Andronis said 4052 days ago (July 16th, 2006)
Nice classic rag
Thank you for listening! :)

But I really can't accept the compliments on playing it this time. This is a VERY playable piece for anyone who can play most rags, BUT I was in a hurry to get it posted and rather than wait to learn my own piece perfectly, I just recorded twice and shared each hand between both of my hands.

But thanks for listening .:)
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Andronis said 4052 days ago (July 16th, 2006)
Nice classic rag
The other trick I employ (which I almost always do) is a silent metronome. Helps the rhythmically challenged like myself. :)
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kristyjo said 4052 days ago (July 16th, 2006)
Nice classic rag
SHHHH! Don't share those trade secrets!
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Andronis said 4052 days ago (July 16th, 2006)
Nice classic rag
That's probably good advice. Thanks. ;)
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drakonis said 4053 days ago (July 16th, 2006)
Bravo!
Very enjoyable and rich sounding. I knew you had enough wonderful
material there to do your own... this sounds great. I like the lush middle
section, and the strong (but not fast) pace of this. excellent playing too,
but that's almost a given for you :-)
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Andronis said 4052 days ago (July 16th, 2006)
Bravo!
Well thanks for your confidence! My discarded melody bin was getting full, so I decided it was time to do something with a few of them and not let them sit around, so I brought back the overlay.

I'm glad you liked the middle section. It's also my favorite. It was originally going to be the A section, but just didn't have the right mood to it.
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perceptualvortex said 4052 days ago (July 16th, 2006)
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This sounds great, I love this kind of nimble ragtime piano. I very
much enjoyed it to the very end :) Excellent work, I'll have to check out
your other stuff...
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Andronis said 4052 days ago (July 16th, 2006)
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Thanks for taking the time to check out my songs! I hope you enjoy them as much as this one. :)
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said 4052 days ago (July 16th, 2006)
Put a Smile on my Face
Very good playing and enjoyable tune.

said 4052 days ago (July 16th, 2006)
What? Good looks...
and musical chops to boot? I hate you! LOL! Nice work. Lilting and joyous.
I dig.

Be well!
annalia said 4051 days ago (July 17th, 2006)
fun tune
makes me think of a charlie chaplin movie. Nice Piano! :)
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Parichayaka said 4051 days ago (July 18th, 2006)
Twickenham!!!
Had a great time listening to this! The good energy really comes across throught this piece. I don't think I would have listened to Ragtime if it wasn't for you posting it, but I'm glad I did. The cheerfulness and enthusiasm alone make it worth a listen. And the fact that you composed it, makes it all the more enjoyable. Keep posting music like this!
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Warren Smith said 4049 days ago (July 19th, 2006)
rag
Nicely written and nicely played.
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datafunk said 4047 days ago (July 22nd, 2006)
piano boy
this reminds me of my old piano classes, back in the days...
hey, you're a great piano player and composer. this is kind of retro but it's very enjoyable and well done. cheers.
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VicDiesel said 4045 days ago (July 23rd, 2006)
Shades of Joplin....
That final bass line is from the Entertainer, right?

This was very enjoyable. Sometimes you extend on Joplin, like somewhere
in the middle where the "excursion to weird key" goes on for 4 measures
where Joplin would have gone back after two. On the other hand, in the
final section you stay more in the tonic, where Joplin would have done the
usual dominant-of-the-dominant modulation at the end of the second
line.

Cool.

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Keith O. Edwards said 4016 days ago (August 21st, 2006)
Ragtime Mania!
Yo! Adronic dude! You been checkin' out the plethora of rags at SibeliusMusic? It's like the clap been goin' 'round. This here being one of the better of 'em.
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spannerotoole said 3605 days ago (October 7th, 2007)
Buachill Maith
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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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