The Entertainer by Scott Joplin │Easy/ Intermediate Piano Sheet Music

Few piano solos are as beloved and as instantly recognizable as The Entertainer by Scott Joplin. Originally published over 100 years ago as piano sheet music, this piece helped define ragtime music in 1902 and reinvigorate its popularity decades later in the 1970s. The Entertainer piano sheet music still appeals to piano students with its dance-worthy rhythm and familiar tune. Though the original piece was quite advanced, it has been faithfully adapted to both easy and intermediate level piano sheet music at Making Music Fun.

Get Joplin’s The Entertainer Piano Sheet Music Level 3 (easy)


(PDF/ Digital Print, 2 Pages)

Get Joplin’s The Entertainer Piano Sheet Music Level 5 (intermediate)


(PDF/ Digital Print, 3 Pages)

Every good piano student (and teacher) knows that there’s a story behind every great song. The Play and Learn Edition, available with either Level 3 or Level 5 sheet music, includes supplemental materials about the Scot Joplin’s life and times. Students who play and learn get more than piano sheet music– they learn why the piece and its composer matter.

Get Joplin’s The Entertainer Piano Sheet Music Level 3, Play and Learn Edition

Contents
The Entertainer for Easy/Level 3 Piano Solo (2 Pages)
Hey Kids, Meet Scott Joplin Biography
Scott Joplin Word Search Worksheet
Meet the Composer Job Application
(PDF/ Digital Print, 8 Pages)

Get Joplin’s The Entertainer Piano Sheet Music Level 5, Play and Learn Edition

Contents
The Entertainer for Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo (3 Pages)
Hey Kids, Meet Scott Joplin Biography
Scott Joplin Word Search Worksheet
Meet the Composer Job Application
(PDF/ Digital Print, 9 Pages)

The piano sheet music is arranged to provide a challenging yet accessible playing experience for the Level 3 or Level 5 student while preserving the integrity of Joplin’s original piece.

The Scott Joplin Biography provides a student-friendly overview of the composer’s life and contributions. After reading it, students can review the key points with the Scott Joplin Word Search Worksheet. Unlike typical word searches, this one doesn’t come with a word list, but requires students to determine the key words and phrases from the biography and search the puzzle to see if they have chosen correctly. Finally, the Meet the Composer Job Application asks students to synthesize their knowledge by filling out a job application with pertinent information from the biography.

Need a refresher on Scott Joplin’s life story? Many people incorrectly envision Joplin and the ragtime era in the 1930s, due to the use of The Entertainer in the 1973 film The Sting. However, Joplin was actually born just after the Civil War, in the late 1860s, to a father who was born a slave, and rose to become a household name in American composition.

Biography
Scott Joplin, the second of six children, was born sometime between June 1867 and January 1868 in eastern Texas. His father was a slave, while his mother was born a free black woman. After 1871 Joplin and his family moved to Texarkana, Texas. It was then that young Scott taught himself music on a piano in a home where his mother worked…Read More

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