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    "Recycle Rag" (demonstrating 'stride piano')

    Modern music lovers,

    This is my "Recycle Rag". It features GPO honky-tonk piano and tuba and demonstrates 'stride piano', which was introduced decades ago.

    For those who are unfamiliar with the term, it is a technique whereby the left hand plays the bass note or notes on beats one and three and plays chords on beats two and four. Simultaneously, of course, the right hand is playing the melody. It's a difficult and tiring method of playing and requires much skill and endurance on the part of the piano player because of the large 'strides' in the left hand.

    Regards,

    LGA

    http://www.alexandermusic.com/resources/Recycle+Rag.mp3
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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    Re: "Recycle Rag" (demonstrating 'stride piano')

    Larry,

    I enjoyed every note of this piece. Nice work. I think everybody likes a good rag and this certainly is good. Saved it to my "keepers" file.
    Val
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    Re: "Recycle Rag" (demonstrating 'stride piano')

    Quote Originally Posted by valhalx
    Larry,

    I enjoyed every note of this piece. Nice work. I think everybody likes a good rag and this certainly is good. Saved it to my "keepers" file.
    Val
    Thank you, Mr. Val for the kind words. It's nice to be a "keeper". I have written perhaps a hundred rags in my long lifetime.

    You live in a beautiful state...cold sometimes but beautiful! My last trip to Colorado was to Colorado Springs. Lovely place.

    My best,

    Larry A.
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    Thumbs up Re: "Recycle Rag" (demonstrating 'stride piano')

    Wonderful and humorous music as always, Larry. It's in the musicbox to stay.
    I wonder how you do it. It seems to me you're just pouring great music out your sleeve.

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    Re: "Recycle Rag" (demonstrating 'stride piano')

    Quote Originally Posted by Nickie Fønshauge
    Wonderful and humorous music as always, Larry. It's in the musicbox to stay.
    I wonder how you do it. It seems to me you're just pouring great music out your sleeve.
    It's better from out of my sleeve than from out of anywhere else on my bod.

    Thanks for listening.

    Best regards,

    LGA
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    Re: "Recycle Rag" (demonstrating 'stride piano')

    Larry,
    I figure I better listen to this before you get upset and pull it! Saloon Style Piano was a precursor to stride piano style, yes...no? Very neat indeed! I have to hand it to you .... well? Take it!
    An excellent example!
    I remember in college studying stride piano method. My left hand was sore for days!
    Styxx

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    Re: "Recycle Rag" (demonstrating 'stride piano')

    Quote Originally Posted by Styxx
    Larry,
    I figure I better listen to this before you get upset and pull it! Saloon Style Piano was a precursor to stride piano style, yes...no? Very neat indeed! I have to hand it to you .... well? Take it!
    An excellent example!
    I remember in college studying stride piano method. My left hand was sore for days!
    Thanks for listening, Mikey.

    LGA
    Larry G. Alexander
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    Re: "Recycle Rag" (demonstrating 'stride piano')

    My Dad, rest him, loved this style -- brings back great memories. Nicely done, really authentic sound to it.

    David
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    Smile Re: "Recycle Rag" (demonstrating 'stride piano')

    I like "rag-time" too. I am not surprised to read that you've written many pieces in this style of music. I think this was the second rag-time composition of yours that I've listened to. There's more to come, I'm sure.

    Another great piece, Larry. . . top notch! Truly a fun listen!
    Music and humor are healthy for the soul.

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    Re: "Recycle Rag" (demonstrating 'stride piano')

    Thanks, y'all, for gladdening an old heart.

    Regards,

    Larry A.
    Larry G. Alexander
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