#1
In leu of my last sight-reading ragtime thread, I was curious if anyone here can play ragtime guitar.

Example.

I get incredibly motivated everytime I hear it. Ragtime on guitar is almost unorthodox... very much so a piano genre.

Thoughts?
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#2
that was really cool, man. and like you said, guitar is not common in ragtime music, but bluegrass does take a decent amount of influence from ragtime, so maybe there are some bluegrass guitarists that do something similar.
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#4
It generally involves breaking up chords and having a bass note that goes up and down a perfect fourth, so

0--0--0-
0-0-0 etc.
#5
That guy does not look like he'd play classical guitar, much less ragtime on it.
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#6
hahaha, that was amazing, i think i have a project for the next month or 2
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Goddamnit I just sold my nylon

Anyway, that's very impressive. Guess I'll be busy for the next few days...
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#8
I want to play that so bad now.
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#9
What are the elements that make up ragtime, particularly the lead parts?
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What are the elements that make up ragtime, particularly the lead parts?


I'd like to know this as well.
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#12
yeah. it's just regular fingerpicking with a slightly tougher feel. bouncy but steady bassline with a syncopated treble.
#13
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What are the elements that make up ragtime, particularly the lead parts?

Ragtime typically features a bass note on the odd beats and chords on the even beats in a march feel (2/4, oom-pah, oom-pah) with a syncopated melody. It's not always 2/4, but it's common. The melody is often played between the beats.
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#14
Chet Atkins
Merle Travis

These two are my guitar heroes.

Cannonball Rag by Merle Travis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8vOTKMqzw4

Mr. Sandman by Chet Atkins: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-c66SJPuUI

Make a mistake with me by Brad Paisley: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qs0VMty7pic

All incorporate the legendary Travis Picking method. Very neat stuff. I've been going on about this type of method (ragtime, western swing, travis picking) for ages.
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#15
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Ragtime typically features a bass note on the odd beats and chords on the even beats in a march feel (2/4, oom-pah, oom-pah) with a syncopated melody. It's not always 2/4, but it's common. The melody is often played between the beats.

Thanks. What about in terms of tonality, though?
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Thanks. What about in terms of tonality, though?

A lot of the time it's going to be a pretty basic major I IV V progression, with some dom7's and whatnot thrown in. It's not dissimilar in tonality to a lot of delta blues and such. If you want some ragtime to analyze, Scott Joplin is by far the best-known and most famous ragtime composer.
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A lot of the time it's going to be a pretty basic major I IV V progression, with some dom7's and whatnot thrown in. It's not dissimilar in tonality to a lot of delta blues and such. If you want some ragtime to analyze, Scott Joplin is by far the best-known and most famous ragtime composer.

Woah, hivemind, I was actually just looking at a Scott Joplin score.

Thanks, I'm trying to get my head around the sort of, strange, lazy harmonies, kinda like the Mario themes (which incidentally takes us back to Slinky's first thread on ragtime).
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Woah, hivemind, I was actually just looking at a Scott Joplin score.

Thanks, I'm trying to get my head around the sort of, strange, lazy harmonies, kinda like the Mario themes (which incidentally takes us back to Slinky's first thread on ragtime).

Joplin is definitely the #1 ragtime guy of all time. It's really that simple. There aren't many genres where you can nail down one specific composer to embody it, but Scott Joplin embodies ragtime.
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#23
Now Im gonna learn this and somehow work it into metal, thanks for a less boring summer TS!
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