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The Strenuous Life (Joplin)



 Genre: Ragtime

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This is a marriage of a high-end notation program (Finale,) and a lowly, open-source VST host/sequencer (Psycle.) Early this spring, I found The Strenuous Life sheet music and really liked it a lot. I also managed to tweak a convincing 'honky-tonk' tack piano sound out of one of my software synths. I had about 3/4 of it sequenced when I got Finale. More recently, I've been doing a small band arrangement of this wonderful rag in Finale. I'm not very far with it yet, but last night, I finished the first section and this afternoon, I decided to try to put the synth piano in the mix in place of the Garritan acoustic grand.
So there it is. I'm not sure if I'll continue working on this, so please comment and let me know what you think.

Here's the instrumentation, if you're interested:
2 Trombones
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Uploaded: Jun 09, 2009 - 05:42:21 PM
Last Updated: Jun 09, 2009 - 09:50:17 PM Last Played: Apr 21, 2019 - 04:04:30 AM
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Feter said 3669 days ago (June 9th, 2009)
The Strenuous Life
What a magnificent writing and arrangement ...not many write ragtime or
rearrange such ...great great skill and its best done the way you did it !
thnx alot for the gem !!!!!
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Lennon714 said 3623 days ago (July 25th, 2009)
I'm surprised nobody else is jumping on this. For some reason I LOVE Joplin. I saw this after listening to your most recent and had to jump on it. I think it's great and I'd like to see it completed, but I'm the king of unfinished business so I have no room to talk!
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PaulaMunk said 3039 days ago (March 1st, 2011)
it is worth finishing. Great piece. Thanks.
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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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