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Macintosh Rag



 Genre: Ragtime

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Strictly speaking Ragtime was a formalized solo piano style, but many of the pieces were orchestrated by the publishers for dances etc. My original piece in the traditional ragtime style, 'Macintosh Rag', is presented as part solo, part orchestrated in a reasonably authentic imitation of the original style. It starts with solo piano and then alternates with the orchestra.

Incidentally, in case anyone starts muttering about trade marks, this rag is in honour of Charles Macintosh (1766-1843), the inventor of waterproof fabrics.
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Uploaded: Jan 05, 2007 - 04:02:04 AM
Last Updated: Jan 05, 2007 - 04:05:07 AM Last Played: May 05, 2019 - 10:18:59 PM
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iMac 20 inch G4, Evolution MK-149 keyboard, Yamaha Clavinova digital piano (as keyboard only)
Created in GarageBand: mixed in Cubase LE.
Cori Ander said 4666 days ago (January 5th, 2007)
Really really nice!
Really really nice! You have found your way right into the core of the style. If someone told me this was authentic stuff I wouldn't have doubted for a second!

And I'm glad to see that MidiOrleans has already found his way here, because I directly assiciated to him when I heard this .. (otherwise I would have sent him a note :-)

Really really nice!
From a great rag time digger!
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TobinMueller said 4666 days ago (January 5th, 2007)
Authentic delight
Delightful. Authentic and oh so pleasant. The balance in my speakers highlights the MIDI quality of your orchestra. Altho in real life the trumpet would be indeed louder, it is perhaps too loud in the mix, as is the flute, for example; and the severe panning is nice for separation but, again, highlights the synthetic nature of the recording. I'd place the piano slight more in front, just to flatten the band a bit to even out the balance. The piano is wonderfully and tightly played. Gosh, this is so fun.
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Keith O. Edwards said 4665 days ago (January 6th, 2007)
This captures the old style of ragtime so perfectly that I almost suspect that the men in the photo (White guys? That Nick LaRocca?) were actually playing the piece.

I admire this (for the time being) more than any other file here!
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rfwilmut said 4665 days ago (January 6th, 2007)
Thanks for your comments
Thank you all for your gratifying comments. Tobin: thanks for your comments on the mix, I will bear these in mind on my next piece. Keith: the photo is of Armand Piron's Orchestra around 1922 (Creole and Black) - not quite the right style but the nearest photo I could find to what I wanted to suggest.
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ziti said 4660 days ago (January 11th, 2007)
this sounds great
this actually sounds like our friend curry could play this rag....

what a great listen...superb recording....inducing big ol' grins!!!

deep bow

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Genre Info
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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