The New Art of Ragtime Guitar
The New Art of Ragtime Guitar is a guitar instruction book containing original songs in the ragtime style with clear explanations of technique.
Originally published in the 1970’s, Richard Saslow with Judith McClarin rewrote the book with new additions and a cleaner design, digitizing the music that had shipped with the original book, as well adding a new composition, “Absquatulation Rag.”
Sample pages from “The New Art Of Ragtime Guitar”
The book begins by covering the style of ragtime music for guitar – how it is written, and how it is structured for acoustic guitar performance. These principles are then applied to eight original pieces, each of which are analyzed in composition and performance.
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I highly recommend this book to any player who wants a solid introduction to ragtime fingerstyle.
I found this remarkable book, and it changed my life…The tabs and notation are impeccable, as well as the photos and playing tips to help one properly finger the difficult passages.
It is simply one of the best, most clear and concise books on fingerpicking available. The compositions are top-notch.
Watch performances of the songs found in the book
Check out these Youtube videos with people from around the world playing music from “The Art Of Ragtime Guitar.”