Teasing the Cat by Chas L. Johnson. Classic Banjo

This is an arrangement of this fun piece of Ragtime composed by Charles L. Johnson in 1916. It is a fully fingered transcription that I have made from the re...

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Comment by thereallyniceman on March 2, 2014 at 16:22

I love the Fred Van Eps recording of this great piece of Ragtime (which he plays FAR too fast), so, with the help of Steve Harrison, I produced a fully fingered notated transcription score.  This is now available in the MUSIC LIBRARY.


I decided to make a recording and this time my cat and my Seeburg V200 Jukebox had supporting roles :-)


It is fun to play with a few “really tricky” bits, but that may be my aged fingers ;-)


Marc Dalmasso mentioned earlier that the recording quality of his last video was not as expected from his Zoom digital recorder… well blow me down!  I was dissatisfied with the sound of my recording too as it has a lot of audio “clipping” but, thanks to Marc, I see that my Zoom H2 recorder has been accidentally set to “High Gain” too!


… Thank you for spotting the problem Marc.


Comment by marc dalmasso on March 2, 2014 at 20:43

Yes , Rémi wanted to start the zoom  , the on/off is too close from the High/low G and he involuntarily touched it and turned it " high gain "

GREAT PLAYING , Ian , as expected from a banjo player born on may / 20 ...........

i don 't  own this one  ; Do FVE play  some " cat ' s noise " ? ?  ( Harry Reser do it )

Comment by Steve Harrison on March 2, 2014 at 22:31

Thanks must go to Lynne for her excellent piano accompaniment, it sets off your great banjo playing...Steve,

Comment by Mike Moss on March 3, 2014 at 5:53

Brilliant syncopation!

Comment by carrie horgan on March 5, 2014 at 18:17

That's a great toe-tapping number - the cat pictures really made me laugh (especially the one with 'sock headphone/ear mufflers'!)

Comment by German David Patarroyo on March 5, 2014 at 23:34

A lot of fun on this tune and great playing as usual, Ian.

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