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Scott Joplin - Pleasant Moments Ragtime Waltz tab

Pleasant Moments - Scott Joplin (1868-1917)

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Pleasant Moments was composed in 1909. It's special charms include the 3/4 
meter, not what we most expect ( Joplin coined the phrase "Ragtime Waltz"), 
and the fact that it's just a little easier than some of his. 

I worked from two commercial editions, neither one of which had bothered with 
any proofreading whatsoever, as far as I could tell. I used them against each 
other to ferret out most of the mistakes, but I'm sure I missed some of 
theirs and probably added a few of my own. Oh well, my compensation lies in 
the good bet that I, some anonymous clown on the 'Net working for love, 
turned out a more reliable edition than those commercial monsters. 

I'd suggest keeping the tempo below 100, perhaps as low as 90. Remember that 
Joplin's common complaint was that performers used his pieces to show off, 
and rushed them to the point that structural and expressive charms were left 
in the dust. 

This presentation retains the original key. 

Enjoy! 

PLEASANT MOMENTS 
Ragtime Waltz 
Scott Joplin 

Tabbed by Pearl (boinarage@aol.com) using PowerTab - 
far and away the best tab program I've tried. 


6=D 
3/4 
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|-0-4---4-3---|-4-4-4-2-(2)---|-1-2---4-5-|-3-4---6-7-|-7-11----9--(9)--9--| 
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|----2--3-2--|-7------------|-----5---5---|-------------|-4---4---4-| 
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|----------|-3----------|------10--------|-0----------|-----7----0--| 
|-------5--|------------|-----------10---|------------|-------------| 
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|-7-5-------10-|-12-8---3-1-0-|-----------|-----------||-----8----|| 
|-6-6---8-6----|----5-----2---|-3--3--3-5-|-1--8--6--o||-1---8----|| 
|-7-------7----|-12---0---0---|-5--5------|-0--9--7---||-0---9----|| 
|-----7---6----|--------------|-4--4------|-2---------||-2--------|| 
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  E Q   E E E   E E E E +E  E   E Q   E E E   E E E E +E  E   E Q   E Q 
|---------3---|---------------|---------3---|---------------|-------------| 
|-0-3---3---5-|-5-3-3-1-(1)---|-0-3---3---5-|-5-3-3-1-(1)---|-0-1---3-5---| 
|-0-4-----3---|-4-4-4-2-(2)-3-|-0-4---4-3---|-4-4-4-2-(2)---|-1-2---4-5---| 
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|-2-3--------|--------11-(11)-11-|-7--0------|-0-3---3---5-|-5-3-3-1-(1)----| 
|-3-4---6-7--|-7-11----9--(9)--9-|-7-----2-3-|-0-4---4-----|-4-4-4-2-(2)-3--| 
|-----0---5--|-------------------|----4--4---|-----0-------|-0--------------| 
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|-5----------|-4-----------------|-9-----0---|-5-----------|----------0-----| 
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  E Q   E Q    H.           E Q   E Q    E Q   E E E   H    Q 
|------------|-0----------|-3-2---0-0--|-3-2---0-0---|------2---| 
|-0-3---3-4--|-1--------1-|-5-3--------|-0---------3-|-3----3---| 
|-0-4---4-4--|-0-----0----|-----0---3--|-0---0-------|-5----5---| 
|-----0---5--|----2-------|-5-------5--|-0-------5---|-4----0---| 
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|-5----------|------------|------------|-------------|----------| 
  Q   Q   Q    E  Q  Q  E   E E Q   Q    Q   Q   Q     H    Q 


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  Q   Q   Q     Q   Q  Q    Q   Q  Q    Q   Q  Q    Q   Q  Q 
|-3---3---3---|-3---3--3--|-3---3--3--|-3---3--3--|-3--12--9---| 
|-3---3---2---|-5---2--2--|-4---4--4--|-3---3--3--|-3----------| 
|---------0---|-----------|-5---5--2--|-4---4--4--|-4---9--6---| 
|---0---0---2-|---0-2-----|-----------|-0------0--|------------| 
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|-------------|-----------|-----------|-----------|-5----------| 
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|-10--6--7--|-3--------|----------|-------7-6-5-|-3--------| 
|-----------|----5--2--|-3--------|-------------|----------| 
|--7--3--4--|-0--------|----3--4--|-0-----------|-0--------| 
|-----------|----2-----|----------|-------------|----------| 
|-----------|-------4--|-5--1--2--|-------------|----------| 
|-----------|----------|----------|-5-----------|----------| 
   Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q    Q  Q    Q     Q 


  H.              Q        Q       Q 
|--------------|-^3---------------------*| 
|--------------|-^0---------------------*| 
|-0------------|-^0---------------------*| 
|-0------------|-^0---------------------*| 
|-1------------|------------------------*| 
|-4------------|-^5---------------------*| 
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