Tag: Ragtime

  • 5 Days of Pete Seeger: Day 1, If I Had a Hammer & a Pete Seeger Story

    From My Family to Your Family, Uniting the World in Song; A Pete Seeger Story Pete Seeger was born into a very musical family. Music was in his blood. Both of Pete’s parents were classical musicians. Pete’s father studied music at Harvard and was passionate about musicology. He helped establish several of the first and […]

  • 5 Days of a Great Musician: The Story & Music of Scott Joplin

    A couple months ago, when we all began “staying at home”, I got really excited about sharing more about great musicians with all my students. It is something I feel I never get enough time to do in the classroom. And, I imagined my posts and activities being something that could be done as whole […]

  • 5 Days of Scott Joplin: Day 4, Treemonisha & Scott Joplin Coloring

    It’s time for some Scott Joplin coloring! Scott Joplin Coloring Free, Printable Coloring Pages:Scott Joplin at the Piano 1Scott Joplin at the Piano 2Scott Joplin Face 1Scott Joplin Face 2 Free, but login required:American Composers Coloring & Fact Sheets(Scott Joplin is page 7) Song of the Day “Treemonisha: Overture” This is the “Overture” (introduction) to […]

  • 5 Days of Scott Joplin: Day 3, Original Rags & Scott Joplin Fun Facts

    Scott Joplin Fun Facts ♫ Scott Joplin was born into a family of 6 children. He had 5 brothers and sisters! And, most of the Joplin family was very musical. His dad played the violin and his mom sung and played the banjo. ♫ Despite the musical talent in the family, Scott was the first […]

  • 5 Days of Scott Joplin: Day 2, The Entertainer & A Scott Joplin Play Along

    Let’s learn to play Scott Joplin’s most famous piece: “The Entertainer“! If you watched the Spring Play and Sing Along videos I made in April, you already know most everything you need to know to play this incredible piece by Scott Joplin. Here are some of the most helpful parts of those videos to review […]

  • 5 Days of Scott Joplin: Day 1, Maple Leaf Rag & a Scott Joplin Story

    This week, we begin an adventure of learning about our first featured musician from the United States of America: Scott Joplin. Known as the King of Ragtime, Scott Joplin keeps with our trend as a composer who wrote a whole lot of music in a short amount of time. Much of Scott Joplin’s music was […]