No idea what this thread is devoted to, (rather than George Michael Fans) but I'm surprised Epic Sax Guy hasn't been introduced yet. Both really easy riffs to play - I know how to play both on a relatively accomplished scale on the Soprano (not very well), Alto, Tenor and Baritone Saxophones, with some minor transpositions. I still don't know what this thread involves.
Other than than, instead of making a new thread, I'd love to discuss ragtime here. I've picked up some Joplin pieces again, (my first being Maple Leaf) and I've thoroughly enjoyed it. My only problem is that I thought all rags were the same, and I'm sure the only two pieces anyone can categorize as "ragtime would be Maple Leaf and the ever-present, ever-popular Entertainer.
I love the idea of it, and being a Jazz Musician, I guess I have a soft spot for it ;) Also, they're really fun to play, and look relatively hard, and sound challenging but are pretty simple.
So, here is one I'm playing now :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoWKJCSf_MA
- The Easy Winners
Concert Waltz - (3/4)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SskkUtimyLI
Mexican Serenade - (2/4)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLNORRrRyMQ
And some general ragtime that are more to the "typical" rag feel; swingy, 2/4 time, etc.
Pineapple Rag - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhQvqK67Iwc
Original Rag - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf7p5wmfBOw
I have sheet music for most of them if anyone is able to play piano and interested - but you can find them all free on the internet on your own with a bit of searching ;)