America The Beautiful Rag

Jonny May
Level 2
Level 3

A deep dive on Ragtime stylization using the tune America the Beautiful. Learn the stock Ragtime intro, forward rag rolls, reverse rag rolls, triplet rag rolls, ornaments, & the bass treatment.

Course Objectives
  • Play America the Beautiful in a Ragtime Style
  • Learn the Left Hand Jumping Pattern
  • Master Rag Rolls and Ornamentation
Learning Focus
  • Lead Sheets
  • Songs

Course Lessons

America The Beautiful Rag – Lesson 1

Arrangement Preview, Melody, Chords, Left Hand

America The Beautiful Rag – Lesson 2

Rag Rolls, Introduction, Ending

America The Beautiful Rag – Lesson 3

Ornamentation, Song application, When the Saints Go Marching, The Entertainer

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