“America the Beautiful is the first song I learned to play in a ragtime style. I can’t wait to share it with you!”-Jonny
In this Ragtime Piano Course, we will focus on learning an exciting arrangement of the classic song, “America the Beautiful.”
- First, you will learn a basic ragtime arrangement of this song. We will cover the left hand chord patterns, and add the right hand melody to start making music right away.
- Then we’ll gradually introduce more ragtime techniques including ‘rag rolls,’ arpeggios, ornamentation, and additional bass patterns.
- As you start to grasp these concepts and how they characterize the “ragtime” sound, we will show you how to apply the same techniques to other songs such as the ragtime classic, “The Entertainer” and “When the Saints Go Marching In.”
Get ready to impress your friends and yourself!
This video is primarily for intermediate to advanced players (players with at least 1-2 years of experience). Beginners can still learn the basic chords and melody, but the left hand movement and two hand coordination will provide a challenge in this course.