Ragtime Experiment

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Just an experiment in using Ragtime rhythms and other such things. Opinions welcomed.

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I really enjoyed this piece. The beginning of the piece shows you now how to imitate the style of ragtime. One thing that would enhance this piece a great deal is the recording. It's automated midi with very little change in the note velocity. The subtle changes in velocity that come from recording a piece by hand cannot be overlooked. If you can't play it that fast (I know I can't play this song that fast) then play it slow and then speed it up. The human touch brings an incredible amount of emotion with it.

VooDooCompositions responds:

Thank you! Your kind words keep me wanting to write music lol. And know, I certainly couldn't play it that fast. Though, I may have access to people who can.


For a film score, this would work quite well. I love the syncopation - it's very typical of ragtime, and I can imagine it in a short black-and-white film. ^_^

I came across this because I thought to myself, surely a ragtime experiment coming from you would not sound terrible. And no, it was far from terrible. Some parts were repetitive, but hey, weren't early pop songs about the same? The only thing was that the ending sounded a bit chaotic, but the rest of the piece was a joy to listen to.

VooDooCompositions responds:

Thank you :) I agree about the ending actually. To be honest, I had written this before I started studying much theory ect. I just studied a few ragtime scores and cranked this out as practice. I'm glad you liked as much as you did, however :) Thank you again.


Well this most certainly turned out to be a most interesting piano piece anyways. At times it is calm while at other times it gets incredibly fast sounding as well which makes it pretty cool here.

I can kind of see it going to a video of some guy or girl being sad they cannot find their cat and they go on a little adventure around town trying to find the cat while the cat is also looking for them as well.

Overall, nice piano composition.

VooDooCompositions responds:

Thank you for your kind words :)

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Sep 4, 2011
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2 min 23 sec

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