Joplin, Scott Bethena – A Concert Waltz sheet music for Piano – The other was Scott Joplin – the 19th Century composer probably I first heard his music, when she used to play his beautiful waltz, Bethena. I am simply not that well-versed in musical notation to understand the nuances intended by a master such as Scott Joplin. Still, I felt a need to at least do this one .

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Like you, my work here is for fun, a labor of love I have sped up and slowed down to give it a more “human” feel and while some of the pauses might seem long, I felt that since it is most likely a tribute to his late wife whom some speculate was nicknamed “Bethena”the pauses should be longer and perhaps more pensive.

After divorce from his first wife Belle—a “disastrous” relationship underscored by the loss of their infant daughter—Joplin married his year-old second wife Freddie in June Connect to add to a playlist. Joplin’s belongings, including the score for the opera, were confiscated for joplih of his boarding-house bills.

It really was a labor of love for me. Hello Luis, I really enjoyed your Joplin. Link to this page Embed on your site. Your question regarding the diagonal line on measures 71 and 72 is not visible to me here in MuseScore In the treble, the harmony falls from F to D, while the bass rises from F to G-sharp [21]. Audio and video players scoyt included. Still, I felt a need to at least do this one since it appears no one else has–at least, not for piano.


We’ll see if I try to tackle another. Bethena is such a brilliant and sorrowful piece of music — the main theme is a haunting, syncopated melody, accentuated by the deep oom-pah-pah bass line.

Jopoin wanted to be considered as a serious artist, and spoke of his preference for “classical music”. Louis, Missouri where some of Joplin’s known associates, such as pianist Louis Chauvin and musician Joe Jordanstill lived. The “sadly poignant”, [7] “graceful, wistful” and tenderly nostalgic [19] mood is partly dictated by this main theme, which starts with the melody note A harmonised against a G major chord thus creating a dissonance.

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So the jumble of three stemmed notes is a result of my limited skills in this system. I am simply not that well-versed in musical notation to understand the nuances intended by a master such as Scott Joplin.

Its history is interesting. In measures 71 and 72, there is jo;lin straight diagonal line running upward from the D-sharp in the bass clef of measure 71 to the G-sharp in the treble clef in measure Then double-click it to put it in edit mode. I have never heard such a slow or waltzy rag before.

joplkn I played watered down versions of the classics for my piano lessons, but left to my own devices, there were two composers I loved and wanted to master — one was Eric Satie, whose Gymnopedies I staggered through for my GCSE music exam. Archived from the original on You are correct about the two different note values.

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Bethena (Joplin, Scott)

You can put in your score by selecting a horizontal line from the bottom of uoplin Lines Palette and dragging it to near where you want in your score. Are they fairly true to the piece? As such, I am very grateful for your comments.

Sometimes I keep the piano accompaniment, sometimes I eliminate it, after I arrange the singer’s voices, depending upon the song. As the arranger of this song, I wanted the melody to move around within the chorus, giving the listeners a feeling of inclusiveness of the entire ensemble.

Maybe I will try a piano piece some day. Neither attempt to copy it beyond being sctt, but after hearing Bethena, I wanted to try to write a ragtime waltz. Joshua Rifkin ‘s LP Piano Rags by Scott Joplin played a part in the Joplin revival of that decade, with bethhena of overin the first year and subsequently becoming Nonesuch Records ‘ first disk to sell over 1 million copies. Take a look at the notes I wrote on the piece. Separately both volumes had been on the chart for 64 weeks.