This is another well written composition by Giblin, which departs from the usual ragtime formula. In the trio and final part, she's woven in the melodies of Turkey In the Straw and Yankee Doodle to good effect. In the second part, I've changed the chord inversions of the arpeggios to get them to fit more easily. There's another tune of the same name by Al Lewis in the library and also That Dixie Rag by Victor Moulton, arrangements I did some years back. The score and midi are in the library....Steve.

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Interesting piece, nicely arranged. There are so many pieces that incorporate fragments of well-known tunes...probably a genre all by itself.

LOL. One day I had a young man show up where I was teaching (coffeehouse) the banjo and he sat down and demanded I teach him to play "Dixie" on the banjo. He had a brand new cheap banjo. Once I figured out that he was uninterested in learning how to play the banjo itself, I sent him packing.

Right. "Teach me to play Dixie on the banjo without me having to learn anything about how to play the banjo".  I've seen that before and always as a demand rather than a request.  About 60 years ago my cousin got hired to give a basic banjo lesson to a famous actor who was in rehearsal as the star  of a Broadway (or maybe "off Broadway") play in which the central role required basic 5-string banjo skill.  After spending as much as two minutes trying to finger a two finger C chord and a one finger G chord this narcissist began to yell at my cousin that he wasn't paying him to make him into a virtuoso, just show me how to play the damn banjo. And by the way I could buy you and and this whole damn building. Then he got up and left.

About 45 years ago a fairly accomplished mandolinist knocked on my door, demanding that I immediately drop everything and immediately and instantly  explain to her how Indian raga music works and that I show her how to play it on the mandolin.  I told her it takes more than a few minutes or hours to understand this music; 6 months of hard study and practice yields  a basic understanding. Not all that different from western classical music. One does not grasp it all right away. I asked her to leave. Eventually she did but not  before pouting and stamping her feet.  

The worst case of "don't make me work" that I know of  can be forgiven because the "culprit" was a young boy of about 10 years or so.  He wanted an electric guitar for Christmas and he got it. When he plugged it in the amp he was aghast, saying "but where's the music? I don't hear the music!".  He honestly thought it would play itself.

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Interesting piece, nicely arranged. There are so many pieces that incorporate fragments of well-known tunes...probably a genre all by itself.

LOL. One day I had a young man show up where I was teaching (coffeehouse) the banjo and he sat down and demanded I teach him to play "Dixie" on the banjo. He had a brand new cheap banjo. Once I figured out that he was uninterested in learning how to play the banjo itself, I sent him packing.

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