Scott Joplin Famous Quotes & Sayings

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8 Scott Joplin Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Scott Joplin Sayings: It is never right to play ragtime fast. It is never right to play ragtime fast.
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Scott Joplin Sayings: What is scurrilously called ragtime is an invention that is here to stay. That is What is scurrilously called ragtime is an invention that is here to stay. That is now conceded by all classes of musicians ... All publication s masquerading under the name of ragtime are not the genuine article ... That real ragtime of the higher class is rather difficult to play is a painful truth which most pianists have discovered. Syncopations are no indication of light or trashy music ... Joplin ragtime is destroyed by careless or imperfect rendering, and very often players lost the effect entirely by playing too fast.
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Scott Joplin Sayings: Syncopations are no indication of light or trashy music, and to shy bricks at 'hateful Syncopations are no indication of light or trashy music, and to shy bricks at 'hateful ragtime' no longer passes for musical culture.
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Scott Joplin Sayings: One day the 'Maple Leaf' will make me King of Ragtime Composers. One day the 'Maple Leaf' will make me King of Ragtime Composers.
Scott Joplin Sayings: When I'm dead twenty-five years, people are going to begin to recognize me. When I'm dead twenty-five years, people are going to begin to recognize me.
Scott Joplin Sayings: Marching onward, marching onwardMarching to that lovely tuneMarching onward, marching onwardHappy as a bird in Marching onward, marching onward
Marching to that lovely tune
Marching onward, marching onward
Happy as a bird in June

Sliding onward, sliding onward
Listen to that rag
Hop and skip now do that slow, oh
Do that slow drag

Dance slowly, prance slowly
Now you hear that pretty rag
Dance slowly, prance slowly
Now you do the real slow drag

Waltz slowly, waltz slowly
Listen to the ragtime
Hop and skip
Now do the slow, oh, do the slow drag
Scott Joplin Sayings: Because it has such a ragged movement. It suggests something like that. Because it has such a ragged movement. It suggests something like that.
Scott Joplin Sayings: Let me see you do the 'rag time dance' ... Turn left and do the Let me see you do the 'rag time dance' ...
Turn left and do the 'Cake walk prance' ...
Turn the other way and do the 'Slow drag' ...
Now take your lady to the world's fair ( ... )
And do the 'rag time dance.'