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Key: C Major Style: Ragtime Focus: Exercises Difficulty: Intermediate

  Ragtime Exercise  

Christopher Schlegel

Ragtime Exercise

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Here's an exercise that is characteristic of "Ragtime" music! Notice that both hands are working with ONLY the notes of a C major chord but in different ways.

The right hand is playing the notes of a C major chord one at a time in this pattern:

G - C - E - G - E - G - E (repeat)

While the left hand is alternating between two different inversions of a C major chord:

C - then E & G together

Down to a lower G - then C & E together (repeat)

Play it slowly at first and gradually build up speed.

  Ragtime Exercise  

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