Biltmore Syncopations is one of those endearing ragtime pieces that will become favorites of teachers and students. Written with a genuine AABBA ragtime form, it captures the sophisticated elegant relaxation of those who could afford to stay at the Miami-Biltmore hotel when it opened in 1926.
Key: A major
Mood: relaxed, sophisticated, carefree
Pedagogy: syncopations, staccato, ragtime form, fancy fingering