Composer: Scott Joplin
Publisher: Public Domain
CD: Scott Joplin Greatest Hits
1988 Fanfare Records. All Rights Reserved.
Recording Date: February 3, 1988
Personnel: John Arpin, piano
Artist: Scott Joplin
Type of Tune: Ragtime
Tempo: 130 BPM
Key: C Major
Form: A-A-B-B-A-C-C-B prime-D-D-A
Devices: series of sections with emphasis on melody
This is the most famous ragtime tune of all time mostly because of its use in the film The Sting. The tune is a great example of the ragtime piano style in which the piano player plays the melody with his right hand and alternates between bass notes and chords with the left hand.