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Maple Leaf Rag (cover)

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Jan 13, 2008 | 4:58 AM EST
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1 min 52 sec
3.66 / 5.00

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A cover of the Ragtime piece "Maple Leaf Rag" by Scott Joplin. A slower tempo and a dotted rhythm is given to emphasise the syncopation. A few kinks here and there and the recording quality is average, but it was a quick recording, and I think the soft crackling in the background adds character suitable to the times of silent movies and honky-tonk pianos.

Enjoy, my first jazz (ragtime, actually) song, and my first recording on newgrounds.





Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

good but not gr8

yes the notes are all right and i like ur style but maybe u cud up the tempo? just a little bit to slow + u cud join the loop. just erase 1 swecound of the end and it wud loop perfectly :)


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Scott Joplin is a genius.

and you aren't bad at recreating his works. Maybe you could try morton?

WritersBlock responds:

Thanks. I should look into getting some more jazz sheet music, although I haven't learned anything new since I tried to learn "The Swan" by Saint-Saens.
I'm glad you enjoy this style of music, it's great fun to listen to, great fun to play, but it's just not around any more...


Rated 4 / 5 stars


nice job, flawless piano, good speed, the tempo change at times can be...odd, but as a whole its enjoyable. The little flecks of white noise and crackling really do make it sound like its out of an old movie though, makes me chuckle.

lol cant really think of how to make it better

maybe you should do more jazz/ragtime ^^ (be aware it can get old pretty fast i think)

WritersBlock responds:

Yeah, I'm really fond of ragtime. I had the music to that song, but I don't have the music for many others, but if I do get some, I'd love to play them for newgrounds, I just recently bought a CD of ragtimes by Scott Joplin (aka The King of Ragtime).



Rated 4 / 5 stars

Silent movie much?

*lips moving for 8 seconds*

{Nice Job}

WritersBlock responds:

Yup, I <3 teh silent movays. "Oh noes, the big moustached conductor is getting away with that damsel in distress and heading towards the abandoned mill"

*lips moving for 7 seconds*

{I love you}

Wait, what! I said colourful, damnit!



Rated 5 / 5 stars

sounds good

just like the original

it's hard to believe, comparing the 2, that rock&roll originally came from ragtime, isn't it?

WritersBlock responds:

Yeah. Well, when you look into it, everything flows into eachother. Some composers feel the need to make a change, and then a new style is born. We wouldn't have rock and roll, if those damn 19050's kids didn't want to rebel against their parents.

Either way, I love ragtime, it's a lot of fun to play. I might do a couple of others, if I feel up to it, but the good thing is that they're not really too hard, once you know the rhythm, then you can relax and let your fingers fly loose.