Overview of this sheet music:
- "The Entertainer" by Scott Joplin
- Level 6: expert's level, very advanced (See other levels of this song)
- Original form
- 5 pages of music
- Cover sheet
- Style: ragtime
- Key (for this sheet music): C major - original key
- Fingerings: None
- Instrumentation: For piano solo
- Complete audio sample: Always free to listen to on our website
- Downloading file: PDF
- Music editor: Mizue Murakami
- Publisher: Galaxy Music Notes
- Product code: GMNS00444
About "The Entertainer":
"The Entertainer" is not only the most famous song written by an American ragtime composer, Scott Joplin (1867 - 1917) among all of his compositions but also among all the ragtime music of all times. It also appears in a famous western movie, "The Sting" which Robert Redford and Paul Newman acted in.
Tips for playing Level 6 "The Entertainer":
This particular sheet music is in the original form, not arranged. It is very challenging but fun! There are a lot of octaves to deal with throughout the song. If you have small hands and can't reach an octave, please omit the bottom note of each octave chord with the right hand, and top or bottom note of octave notes with the left hand. Or you may want to try Level 5 "The Entertainer." Even if you have big hands to play octaves comfortably, if your wrists are not relaxed and if you practice a lot continuously, you may inflame your wrists. So, try relaxing your wrists and or divide your practice time into several separate times.
Download, Print (or see it on your tablet) & Practice!
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You may also like:
- To learn more about the composer, Scott Joplin who wrote "The Entertainer," please visit our page, "About Scott Joplin."
- To find more piano sheet music for other ragtime songs, please visit our collection page, "Ragtime."
- This Scott Joplin's composition, "The Entertainer," appears in the film, The Sting (1973 Academy Award)