Keynotes Rag


The banjo was (and still is) a natural instrument for playing the ragtime music which became so popular around the beginning of the last century, so it is not surprising that Morley should write pieces in that idiom, — for example ‘Palladium Rag’, Ragtime Jubilee’ and many others which do not have the word ‘Rag’ in the title.   Ragtime retained its popularity into the 1920’s, and this piece was originally published by John Alvey Turner (who also published the ‘Keynotes’ magazine) in 1925.

The solo is of moderate difficulty but is well worth playing, and uses the keys of C minor and F minor, both reasonably easy keys on the banjo.   The title refers to the Keynotes Club, — the forerunner of the London Banjo Club, which included many famous banjoists of the period, including, of course, Joe Morley.

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Weight 0.04 kg
Dimensions 210 × 297 × 1 cm

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