Gray Fox Rag adds Ryan’s own flavor to the genre of ragtime. However; like the gray fox itself, the piece is not what it seems. The piece explores some odd phrases of seven bars as well as a total of five different tonic areas, much more than the ragtime standard of two. This piece also begins and concludes in a minor key which is also unusual for its ragtime counterparts. Just like the piece, a gray fox is also not what it seems like either. He boasts a mostly red coat of fur despite its name suggesting otherwise. Seeing the similarities of the two, I decided to name one contradiction after the other: the Gray Fox Rag. Performance below by the composer and friends at Ohio State University.
The Gray Fox Rag by Ryan Garner
Gray Fox Rag adds Ryan's own flavor to the genre of ragtime. However; like the gray fox itself,.... Read More
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