Scott Joplin

    Scott Joplin

    • Scott Joplin
    Scott Joplin

    Scott Joplin

    • Scott Joplin

    Scott Joplin

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        Scott Joplin was "the King of Ragtime Writers," a composer who elevated "banjo piano playing," a lowly entertainment associated with saloons and brothels, into an American art form loved by millions. Born in Texas in either 1867 or 1868, Joplin was raised in Texarkana, the son of a laborer and former slave. As a child, Joplin taught himself piano on an instrument belonging to a white family that granted him access to it, and ultimately studied with a local, German-born teacher w... Read more

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