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Tune Add: Scott Joplin waltz for Valentine's Day

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GUEST,leeneia 13 Feb 13 - 09:08 PM
Joe Offer 14 Feb 13 - 01:27 AM
GUEST,.gargoyle 14 Feb 13 - 02:55 AM
GUEST,leeneia 14 Feb 13 - 09:07 AM
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GUEST,.gargoyle 15 Feb 13 - 12:21 PM
GUEST,leeneia 15 Feb 13 - 12:32 PM
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katlaughing 15 Feb 13 - 11:33 PM
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Subject: Tune Add: Scott Joplin waltz for Valentine's Day
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 13 Feb 13 - 09:08 PM

Recently I went to a concert of ragtime music, and I heard the waltz 'Please Say You Will,' by Scott Joplin. (I believe it was his first published piece.) The words were trivial, but I listened to the melody and thought "I could play that."

So I found it online, changed it from B flat to C, and have been playing it. It's a pretty piece, and my husband loves it. Scott Joplin was having fun with his scales in it, because it goes from C to Am to D to Em and back to C.

I've noted a very simple bass line, but it's just a suggestion. When I play it, I improvise something more complicated, but it's never the same twice.

I'm sending the MIDI to Joe, and I hope he can post here for Valentine's Day. (Thanks to Will Fly for the idea.)


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: Scott Joplin waltz for Valentine's Day
From: Joe Offer
Date: 14 Feb 13 - 01:27 AM

Oh, I like it. Thanks, Leeneia!

-Joe-


Click to play (joeweb)


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: Scott Joplin waltz for Valentine's Day
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 14 Feb 13 - 02:55 AM

Nice piece.

Never heard it before.

PLEASE - post where you found it on -line.

Sincerely
Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: Scott Joplin waltz for Valentine's Day
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 14 Feb 13 - 09:07 AM

Google this: please say you will joplin

select this one: http://imslp.org/wiki/Please_Say_You_Will_(Joplin,_Scott)

click on: complete song

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see pdf


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: Scott Joplin waltz for Valentine's Day
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 14 Feb 13 - 09:09 AM

Thanks, Joe, for posting. Gargoyle, are you planning to play it? If so, on what? It's nice to know.


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: Scott Joplin waltz for Valentine's Day
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Feb 13 - 10:02 AM

Thanks. It's pretty.


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: Scott Joplin waltz for Valentine's Day
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 15 Feb 13 - 12:21 PM

Thank you for the source.

And what a grand source it is. It has been bookmarked.

Joplin is a favorite of mine.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

Indeed it will be played, on a gothic 1898 Cable/Nelson upright grand adorned with gargoyles.


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: Scott Joplin waltz for Valentine's Day
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 15 Feb 13 - 12:32 PM

Oh boy, oh boy! I'm happy to hear from someone who plays an old piano. Mine is an Ivors and Pond, made in 1906. It doesn't have any gargoyles, sad to say, but it has a beautiful bass section.

The higher notes are not so hot, but played delicately they are all right.


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: Scott Joplin waltz for Valentine's Day
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Feb 13 - 10:28 PM

Leenia's Link


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: Scott Joplin waltz for Valentine's Day
From: katlaughing
Date: 15 Feb 13 - 11:33 PM

leeneia, thanks, that is a lovely piece. Joplin is one of my favourites, too, as are old pianos. I was appalled to see a special report about how many grand pianos are sent to the dump in NYC, even beautiful ornate uprights! My friend just gave her child (adult) the old grand which belonged to her parents. It is gorgeous. When I get my bow fixed, I think I'll try this on my violin.

kat


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: Scott Joplin waltz for Valentine's Day
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 16 Feb 13 - 10:26 AM

That's sad about the pianos. Even if they aren't playable, the wood ought to be usable for something.

(Reminds me of a headline in The Onion, a few months after 9/11:

"Nation Feels Temporary Affection for New York")

I didn't know you played violin, Kat. I hope you get your bow fixed and learn this lovely waltz.


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: Scott Joplin waltz for Valentine's Day
From: katlaughing
Date: 16 Feb 13 - 11:16 AM

Thanks, leeneia, I will. I've played violin, piano since I was eight, though I am not practised up! I grew up hearing my dad fiddle and, now that I have his fiddle i've been fiddling some, too, but nothing for public consumption and, not without the bow repair. Mudcatter, Rex, told me he thinks my Rog and I can fix it. It's just a matter of getting the materials and doing it. Life and health got in the way.'-0

Not for the faint-hearted: Last Note A Thud in the Dump.


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: Scott Joplin waltz for Valentine's Day
From: GUEST,keberoxu
Date: 12 Feb 17 - 09:36 AM

more Scott Joplin


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