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Classic Ragtime

by Ted Tjaden


Welcome to my classic ragtime piano website. My goal with this site is to make public domain piano ragtime sheet music more accessible. Included are links to sheet music from my own collection along with links to the many other online sources of ragtime piano sheet music.

Set out below are links to short essays I have written on various themes related to ragtime piano. At each link is detailed information about the topic, along with links to the sheet music for rags that are in the public domain.

There is also a separate page of sources of print and online ragtime sheet music and other ragtime-related information along with a page called "Additional Research Topics" representing a sort of "to do" list for additional research for me to undertake, time permitting.

        Essays on this site:

  • Food and Ragtime
    (featuring The Oyster Rag (1910) by Tom Lyle and other food-related rags)
  • Ragtime Music in Canada
    (featuring Some Rag (1910) by Willie Eckstein and other piano rags by Canadian composers)
  • Ragtime Waltzes
    (featuring Springtime of Love Valse (1919) by James Scott and other waltzes from the ragtime era)
  • Rare Rags
    (featuring hard to locate ragtime sheet music)


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This site created by Ted Tjaden. Page last updated: May 2015.