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Have you had your rag today? VIDEO BASIC RAGTIME

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LittleBrother
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Hello GN folks,

It's me again posting another video for players to hopefully have some fun with. This is a very common chord progression in my region and it's almost a sin not to know it. I start off with a regular flatpick just to show how simple it is then I touch on fingerpicking techniques. The main purpose is to show you one way to play a ragtime and have alot of fun. Maybe this will lead you into playing this stuff more often. Listen to Blind Boy Fuller and many similar legendary players to see ragtime really mastered.

Before you watch the video and study listen to this downsampled version of my good friends Bill Sheffield and Donnie McCormick singing it live in a local club here. This can be adapted to be the Tennessee Rag, the Montana Rag or whatever rag you like. Make up your own lyrics and have fun!!!
PLAY MP3 Georgia Rag Song then play the video below and you will be playing this song in no time.

First run of chords sequence
C, C walkdown, A and A7, D7, G7 back to C then start over

Second part in sequence
E, F, D7, C, Cwalkdown, A, D7, G7, C

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Chords used

C
0-3-2-0-1-0

A
x-0-2-2-2-5

A7
x-0-2-2-2-3

D7
2-x-0-2-1-2 (thumb optional on string6)

G7
3-2-0-0-0-1

E
0-2-2-1-0-0

F
1-0-3-2-1-1 (thumb optional on string6)

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Posted : 12/05/2005 7:09 pm
Bill_Gates_jr.
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GDAY LITTLEBROTHER

awesome ! am running for the guitar Nicely done.

Just from watching the video I think I have enough in the tired old brain to hit the woodshed and rag away , maybe not quite ready for the e part untill I plant the initial progression .
Finger pickin is the way to go !
Thanks for another greatshow
Rag on
Ps.
some Doc Watson , Tenesee stud would be nice Just a suggestion

 
Posted : 14/05/2005 3:33 pm
art&lutherie
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As always Thanks ever so much!!!

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Posted : 17/05/2005 3:51 am
Pamparius
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I'm always thrilled when you post littlebrother. ;)

Nice video, seems simple enough for me.

Could someone please explain to me what rag means? (because the only thing I can relate it with is torment. :roll: )

"Trying is the first step towards failure."

 
Posted : 17/05/2005 12:21 pm
LittleBrother
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I'm always thrilled when you post littlebrother. ;)

Nice video, seems simple enough for me.

Could someone please explain to me what rag means? (because the only thing I can relate it with is torment. :roll: )

Thanks, Ragtime is just a form of music that came about in the early 20th century. So many people call the songs Rags for slang.

CLick here to read the brief history of ragtime
http://cnx.rice.edu/content/m10878/latest/

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Posted : 17/05/2005 1:38 pm
MRJazzClassicalMetalShred
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Wow, more people learning ragtime? I started learning Scott Joplin stuff a couple weeks ago. It's fun, and everyone knows the Entertainer.

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Posted : 25/05/2005 11:00 pm
Gino
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I almost never post, but have to this time.
Littlebrother: Thank you.
Yas.

:)

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My only redeeming feature is that I'm honest.

 
Posted : 29/05/2005 10:42 am
irondog
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Hey Little Brother,
Your lessons are AWESOME. Thank you. I love this rag. Reminds me of Country Joe and the Fish "Fixin' to Die. Mick

 
Posted : 12/06/2005 1:20 pm
Gino
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Fixin to die. Blimey, havent heard that in a while!!

I say and write what I'm thinking, then wish I hadnt.
My only redeeming feature is that I'm honest.

 
Posted : 12/06/2005 4:26 pm
LittleBrother
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Irondog, thanks for the huge compliment and for taking part in this and the feedback. I love to hear how the lesson goes, which chords you have problems with and how it went. Thanks again

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Posted : 12/06/2005 5:29 pm