Playing ragtime on the ukulele is always big fun! After including a few pieces of this style in my recent books, I thought it was time to write a dedicated collection. Eight Rags a Week includes eight original ragtime pieces for re-entrant ukulele that I’m confident will delight players and audiences alike.
- 28 pages, A4 format, stapled
- Printable PDF file, 28 pages, A4 format
From the back cover
Eight Rags a Week is a wonderful collection of ragtime influenced pieces. Syncopated melodies dance over a steady beat with delightful twists and turns to challenge the player and engage the listener. With clever composition, arrangement, and clear notes on performance these charming pieces really let the ukulele sing. Bravo Choan!
Time and time again Choan has pushed the boundaries of re-entrant ukulele and ‘Eight Rags a Week’ is no exception. This exquisite collection of eight challenging pieces will push both your right and left-hand dexterity to the next level while rollicking through deceptively simple melodies. The alternating bass throughout, mixed with campanella techniques, makes these compositions a unique exercise in reimagining the humble re-entrant tuned ukulele.
The Ukulele Bookshop, offers a free PDF with the tablature of Tuesday’s Rag.
Ragtime music for solo ukulele
These are the eight original ragtimes included in the book. Find their metronome markings, time and key signatures and some other details. Audios and videos coming soon!
Key: G / D. Tempo: Allegro (120 bpm). Duration: .
Key: C. Tempo: Up Swing (180 bpm). Duration: .
Key: Gm / D. Tempo: Allegretto (108 bpm). Duration: .
Key: C / G. Tempo: Allegro (124 bpm). Duration: .
Key: F / D. Tempo: Allegro (128 bpm). Duration: .
Key: G / D / C. Tempo: Moderato (96 bpm). Duration: .
Key: F. Tempo: Allegretto (106 bpm). Duration: .
Key: C / F. Tempo: Allegro (126 bpm). Duration: .