Joe Rinaudo, Rag Medley on the Fotoplayer

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Published on: September 18th, 2015

How do you "play" a player piano? In the case of a Fotoplayer, a type of player piano designed for providing music and sound effects for silent movies, by pulling various cords, the user added sound effects based on what was happening on screen: bells, whistles, thunder, etc. In the video below, Joe Rinaudo "plays" a Medley of Rags: "Junk Man Rag," "Movie Rag," "International Rag," and "Entertainer's Rag."


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