Area of Expertise : Ragtime
The birth of ragtime marks the beginning of the modern pop music era. The characteristic syncopations of ragtime have influenced all popular music since. Earn your AE Ragtime patch by demonstrating two arrangements of Rags for solo ukulele. You may create your own tabs for these, or find tabs out there on the internet. Here are some resources you may find these resources useful:
- John King’s The Classical Ukulele contains an arrangement of The Entertainer.
- Akulele.com offers a few Ukulele Ragtime Tabs (Black and White Rag & The Dill Pickle Rag).
- Al Wood offers The Twelfth Street Rag and The Entertainer as well as an ebook. Ukulele Yes! credits Al with this arrangement of the Maple Leaf Rag as well.
- Ukulele Dav has a few Ukulele Rag Tabs (ala Roy Smeck).
- Dominator has a few Rags as well (12th Street, Fox Point (Sweet!), Barnkicker).
- Chief Noda offers the Black Mountain Rag (low-G).