Ruth's Rag

As played by the Grinnel Giggers from the Missouri region

Rag in B flat and E flat

From the Grinnel Giggers Collection

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This is one of my absolute favorite ragtime pieces. Learning Ruth's Rag and playing it again and again has really helped me get used to playing in flatted keys. Be careful of the key change, as the A part is in the key of B flat (two flats) but the B part is in the key of E flat (three flats).

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Dr. Fiddle's Favorite Rags

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