Joplin Rags Linda talks with Giovanni De Chiaro a guitarist, who took 52 Scott Joplin rags, transcribed them for guitar, and now performs them. De Chiaro says Joplin's rags transcribe well, though it takes a great deal of study to learn how to readapt the music to a new instrument. In the case of guitar, Giovanni said the key was "less is more," and taking notes out was the was the way to make the music work. (12:30)

There are four CDs sold separately, Scott Joplin on Guitar volumes 1, 2, 3, and 4, all performed by Giovanni De Chiaro, on Centaur Records. www.centaurrecords.com

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Joplin Rags

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Joplin Rags

Joplin Rags

Joplin Rags

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Linda talks with Giovanni De Chiaro a guitarist, who took 52 Scott Joplin rags, transcribed them for guitar, and now performs them. De Chiaro says Joplin's rags transcribe well, though it takes a great deal of study to learn how to readapt the music to a new instrument. In the case of guitar, Giovanni said the key was "less is more," and taking notes out was the was the way to make the music work. (12:30)

There are four CDs sold separately, Scott Joplin on Guitar volumes 1, 2, 3, and 4, all performed by Giovanni De Chiaro, on Centaur Records. www.centaurrecords.com