[Dixielandjazz] Ragtime lead sheets?
donsno2 at wavecable.com
Mon Nov 27 14:50:39 PST 2006
On Sun, 26 Nov 2006 22:57:19 -0500, Laurence Swain wrote:
>Listening to "Elite Syncopations" channel on Radio 365.
>Hearing lots of rags, played on solo piano, as written, and also many performed by
>In the old days, I spent forever to learn to play Joplin, etc., on the pianner (I have had virtually
>no training in playing from completely-written-out piano music).
Me, too, and I'm still trying to semi-master at least one. :-)
>Can someone on this most resourceful list point me to a source where I can find (buy?) lead
>sheets for the classic ragtime tunes (listening right now to Gunther Schuller's NE
>Conservatory playing "Sunflower Slow Drag, and loving every minute of it -- bought the CD
>[or was it the cassette?] so long ago).
>All leads will be followed.
Not precisely lead sheets but if you're willing to do some printing
there's a marvelous collection of scans of original sheet music at
The ragtime page is at
Many of the classics and lots of unknowns that are fun to explore.
I started with the crazy idea of printing them all out, but by the time
I got through the "B"s I was running out of room in my loose leaf album.
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