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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Scott Joplin – Bethena – A Concert Waltz sheet music for Piano –

In measures, and the second-voice notes G and E should be right of the stem directly under the second-voice B. There are variants of the theme in the “haunting” B minor key of the D bethenw and in the E strain’s D major key which “brightens the mood”.

Joshua Rifkin ‘s LP Piano Scotr by Scott Joplin played a part in the Joplin revival of that decade, with sales of overin the first year and subsequently becoming Nonesuch Records ‘ first disk to sell over 1 million copies. This pattern repeats itself during the theme. Haydn’s String Quartets Opus The sections are linked by “transitional passages” [18] which enable the work to change key between the strains by means of a chromatic interlude or modulation.

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. Its history is uoplin.

There were spots in this piece when I went to each individual note and adjusted its velocity in order to produce the effect I believe Joplin intended a rather presumptive act on my part, I do admit. Bethena has five musical strains [16] in five different keys ; [17] G major, B-flat major, F major, B minor, and D major respectively.


Thank you very much for your thorough response!

The diagonal line is also sometimes used when two voices converge on one note I wasn’t even aware there was a svott palette at the bottom of the program screen. As such, I am very grateful for your comments.

Bethena, memory and Scott Joplin

I scitt simply not that well-versed in musical notation to understand the nuances intended by a master such as Scott Joplin. Although Joplin had at one time made money from the publication of Maple Leaf Rag probably his most famous rag —very difficult to play!

One thing that you have learned, and I have not, is how to adjust the tempo during a piece of music in this music program We’ll see if I try to tackle another. The palette box is on the left side of the my screen.

Bethena (Joplin, Scott)

Some jolpin I work on are melody solo only, and I work off of that. You do a fine job of notating it and I love that the careful attention to the dynamics. I have found some of my pieces on line that contain piano accompaniment with vocal solo.

A First Book Of Jazz: Boxes will appear at both ends of the line and you can drag them to where you want your line to begin and end. Cover to the original edition of Bethena — A Concert Waltz.

Joplin’s belongings, including the score for the joplon, were confiscated for non-payment of his boarding-house bills. If the listener in the audience does not overtly recognize the voicing movement, jjoplin it would work at least subliminally. So the jumble of three stemmed notes is a result of my limited skills in this system. This one truly tested my skills and determination, and I’m sure you read that I have no desire at the moment to take on another.


As such, there are a couple bethea items I feel should be explained: It makes me want to write my own rag-waltz. This has always been one of my favorites.

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. 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 To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: It, to me, is one of his best pieces and it is beautiful, soulful, and melancholy.

Free sheet music : Joplin, Scott – Bethena (Piano solo)

Thank you for commenting. By that time, Joplin had already suffered the death of a child from his first marriage. Retrieved from ” https: Sccott, though technically difficult, was never taken seriously by critics. Joplin wanted to be considered as a serious artist, and spoke of his preference for “classical music”.

Minor very minor revisions to make it more in line with the original score. I am very grateful for your comment!