Zig-Zag Alley Rag

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Twisting, turning, spinning, whirling, reeling, dizzying, dazzling, sparkling, Zig-Zag Alley Rag is a novelty ragtime showstopper by James L. King III inspired by composer Zez Confrey. It will be the piece everyone talks about after the recital!

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This is one of James L. King III’s fastest pieces! This novelty ragtime showstopper by was composed in homage to Zez Confrey (Kitten on the Keys, Dizzy Fingers). The piece starts off at a brisk pace, but on the repeat, the student can show off their technique and play it as fast as they possibly can! Applause is virtually guaranteed after a successful performance of this all-time favorite!

Key: C Major

Mood: rushed, frenetic

Pedagogy: nimble fingerings, staccato, syncopation

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2 reviews for Zig-Zag Alley Rag

  1. Marla Mesenbrink

    This piece is great fun! Easy to play at a slower tempo–but on the repeat students (or teacher!) can show off with speed. Definitely a keeper!

  2. Anonymous

    Fun piece, well written

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