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Tempo of Scott Joplin Rags
By Eliyahu Shahar

If you look at the sheet music of Joplin Rags, the instructions are
"not fast" and if you meter the tempo according to the instructions,
you'll find a very pleasant syncopation that I think is lost when
you play them at Marvin Hamlish's tempo.  Unfortunately, the world
re-learned of Scott Joplin through The Sting and that has written the
tempo for most of us.

Eliyahu Shahar

(Message sent Tue 15 May 2001, 10:02:19 GMT, from time zone GMT+0200.)

Key Words in Subject:  Joplin, Rags, Scott, Tempo

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