The Strenuous Life of Scott Joplin: Ragtime Composer

The Strenuous Life of Scott Joplin: Ragtime Composer

by Gail Masinda




Scott Joplin perfected ragtime music and raised it to a true art form. A man of his time, yet clearly hindered by it, his strenuous life unfolded with joy and sorrow, success and failure. Discover facts and trivia about his bestseller, "The Maple Leaf Rag." See how his music was influenced by politics and the world around him, including the surprising story of a train crash that went very, very wrong. The Joplin story is told by combining colorful graphic novel-style storyboards with links to a wide range of online bonus resources for a unique learning experience. Through songs and stories, young adult and adult readers alike will enjoy getting to know the King of Ragtime, the remarkable composer, Scott Joplin.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781734693706
Publisher: Gail Masinda
Publication date: 04/01/2020
Series: Our Remarkable People , #1
Pages: 60
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.16(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

When you first meet Gail Masinda, you will quickly learn two things about her: she loves what she does, and she does a lot. She is a nationally recognized organist, music arranger, and instructor. Her work has been featured in books and periodicals since 1980, including 15 years as a contributing editor to Sheet Music Magazine. Gail proudly lives in her hometown of Galesburg, Illinois.

Table of Contents

The Story of Scott Joplin; Maple Leaf Rag FAQ: The Story of the Crush Collision; Politics, Ragtime and Opera; Treemonisha and Heartbreak; Awards, Memorials and Legacy; Resources and Credits; external web links

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