Category Archives: Grade 3

The Entertainer

This piece is an example of Ragtime.  Ragtime features a syncopated melody and usually uses a vamped accompaniment.



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  • PDF:  GreensleevesKHSPDF
  • PowerPoint: Greensleeves PP (right click download)
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  • Advice:  This is a very achievable piece with a number of bars being repeated throughout each phrase.  Focus on dynamic contrast.  First 2 lines are quiet (p) and the last two lines each start loud (forte) and finish quiet (p).  A slight Rallentando (slowing down) at the end finishes the piece of well.  Listen to your accompanist to make sure your are playing together.