May 29, 2023

Scott Joplin - The Entertainer - EASY Piano Tutorial by Plutax

Published May 26, 2023, 6:20 p.m. by Courtney

The Entertainer is a 1902 piano rag written by Scott Joplin. It was one of the first ragtime pieces to achieve widespread popularity.

It was one of the first ragtime pieces to achieve widespread popularity. The Entertainer was published in 1902 by John Stark & Son of Sedalia, Missouri, Joplin's publisher. It was sold as sheet music, and was also recorded on phonograph cylinders and 78 rpm discs. In 1976, The Entertainer was used as the soundtrack to the film The Sting, for which it won an Academy Award for Best Original Score.

The Entertainer is a Ragtime two step in C major. The piece is in ternary form, consisting of an A section in bars 1-16, a B section in bars 17-24, and a return to the A section in bars 25-32.

The A section is built on a I-IV-V-I chord progression, with the melody primarily in the right hand. The B section features a more syncopated melody in the left hand, while the right hand plays a simple accompaniment. The piece returns to the A section in the final 8 bars.

The Entertainer is one of the most popular piano pieces of all time, and has been covered by a wide range of artists, from Scott Joplin himself to classical pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff.

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