Tuesday, March 29, 2011
One of my favorite Scott Joplin tunes is "Pineapple Rag." I can play it on the piano and it's the tune I play when I want to impress people. When I play it, people think I'm a great pianist. Little do they know that it took me five years to learn and it's the only tune I can play from memory. Sigh.
Nevertheless, it's a wonderful piece of music. In fact, all the Joplin rags are delightful. If you've got the blues and you need a pick-me-up, just listen to a Joplin rag and you'll feel amazing. Music is medicine for the soul.
Listen to the "Pineapple Rag" on youtube. Enjoy!