Welcome

1998-2001 Archive Volume

Thanks for stopping by my web site!

Here are comments some previous guests have written:

Jan 1, 1998 - 00:38 - From: - doncox@enterprise.net
Comments about the web site: Hi!This must be the best music site antwhere.I have been listening to some of your files on a Yamaha MU10 sound module, plugged into an Amiga computer running the Bars & Pipes sequencer.They sound great, like real music, not the usual cold computerised stuff.Happy New YearDon Coxdoncox@enterprise.net
My name is: Don Cox
How I found your page: From Mechanical Music Digest I think
Jan 1, 1998 - 21:44 - From: - geocs@earthlink.net
Comments about the web site: What a wonderful website!!! Thank you.
My name is: George
How I found your page: search engine for ragtime
Jan 3, 1998 - 02:23 - From: - tpham@genesis.innolog.com
Comments about the web site: Hi John,I'm a high school student in Falls Church HS, Virginia.I'm very glad to know your website. Since I'm newimmigrant and I'm very interested in Jazz music, andyour website is a really useful one for me to exploremy knowledge about Jazz Music.Thank you John,You did an incredible job and you are on the roll!Tuan Pham
My name is: Tuan Pham
How I found your page: I found it by seaching the Web with topic MIDI Files
Jan 3, 1998 - 11:23 - From: - david.seager@mcmail.com
Comments about the web site: Congratulations on an excellent site. Good presentation and even better content. Keep up the good work.Thanks.
My name is: David Seager
How I found your page: Sorry, I can't remember.
Jan 3, 1998 - 12:15 - From: - jdean@inlink.com
Comments about the web site: Just love ragtime...
My name is: J. Dean
How I found your page: browser
Jan 4, 1998 - 11:32 - From: - sunny@cove.com
Comments about the web site: I like it a lot. Great stuff.
My name is: Sunny Gleason
How I found your page: it was on the internet.
Jan 4, 1998 - 20:53 - From: - stbledsoe@aol.com
Comments about the web site: I enjoyed your page alot. Great job!!!
My name is: Steve Bledsoe
How I found your page: Betty's Midi Page
Jan 4, 1998 - 22:45 - From: - nzola@electriciti.com
Comments about the web site: Great page! Love the Gershwin. Love the Joplin, too. Well done, congratulations.
My name is: Nick Zola
How I found your page: searching for ragtime midis on a browser
Jan 7, 1998 - 15:07 - From: - tasbury@compuserve.com
Comments about the web site: A much needed service. Good music files of the "by gone era" are hard to find.
My name is: Titus Asbury
How I found your page: Web search for midi files, yours was the first to come up in the listing
Jan 8, 1998 - 08:42 - From: - DaveScott@1000islands.com
Comments about the web site: This is a fantastic resource! I love the arrangements and play them every day. Particularly"Georgia on my Mind" is set up to play automatically during startup. A great way to starta new session at the computer! Keep up the good work!!DaveDaveScott@1000islands.com
My name is: David E. Scott
How I found your page: Recommendation from my next door neighbor, who's a music professor at Ohio State U.
Jan 9, 1998 - 04:29 - From: - 106141.1316@compuserve.com
Comments about the web site: Please, can you help me! I'm looking for the title (or better, the midi file) of the ragtimeplay from the end-tune which always was played at the end of the popular TV-program "all in the family" (Archie Bunker e.g.)Do you have a clue...?
My name is: Peter-Paul Wienk
How I found your page: Yahoo
Jan 9, 1998 - 07:14 - From: - hlu@zedat.fu-berlin.de
Comments about the web site: Excellent web site, musik is wonderfull.
My name is: Horst Luenser
How I found your page: Yahoo
Jan 9, 1998 - 19:37 - From: - SkipBartte@aol.com
Comments about the web site: My father who died about 20 years ago was a great stride & swing piano player...Your midis bring back fond memories to me. I listen to them frequently. I am looking for a particular song (actualy a few of them) that my father would frequently play. "The waltz you saved for me" and "The darktown strutters ball" any ideas where I might find them.. Thanks again for the great music.
My name is: Skip Barttels
How I found your page: surfing for midi piano
Jan 9, 1998 - 20:43 - From: - Paul@clarinet0.demon.co.uk
Comments about the web site: Hi John! I am assistant directory of music in the uk. I was so pleased to stumble on to your site. I like the example files for ragtime and stride piano. Keep up the good work and thanks... Paul leonard
My name is: Paul leonard
How I found your page: Yahoo search engine
Jan 10, 1998 - 07:11 - From: - Randall2@erols.com
Comments about the web site: Great Page You Have Here! - Great Content! - Thanks For Letting Me Stop By And Sign Your Guest Book!
My name is: David Randall
How I found your page: Dropped in from Bells and Whistles
Jan 10, 1998 - 09:29 - From: - rochford@deltanet.com
Comments about the web site: I love Ragtime! Please continue to post lots of MIDIfiles. They all sound great.
My name is: James Rochford
How I found your page: "Yahoo" search for "ragtime midis."
Jan 13, 1998 - 16:18 - From: - guppy1@pcez.com
Comments about the web site: Dear John:Here I am back again. . .looking for another of your wonderful MIDI compositions :) I would like to tell you that visitors from all over the world that stop by my site: SEVERSON'S FLIGHT PATH at: http://www.pcez.com/~guppy1/severson/ are making positive and thoughtful comments about your Lazybones Rag that you allowed me to use on my main page! I am so honored that you let me use it :) Now for my new dilemma. I have been searching and searching for an old tune that is called: "Come Josephine In My Flying Machine" and to no avail :( Can you perhaps help me?This tune means so much to our family........we had the original record butthat went up in flames with the rest of our belongings.......I pray that you can help me.God bless you :)Respectfully,Barbara Severson
My name is: Barbara Severson
How I found your page: I "fly" your Banner proudly on my main page on my website! :)
Jan 16, 1998 - 03:31 - From: - PWRBNDPWR@aol.col
Comments about the web site: THis is the greates website pretaining RAGTIME that I have ever been to, and I would recomend it to anyone who enjoyed ragtime.
My name is: Kenny Crawford
How I found your page: I typed your name in the search engin
Jan 17, 1998 - 19:06 - From: - Rhodesd@auracom.com
Comments about the web site: Great work!
My name is: Dave Rhodes
How I found your page: Via Betty's Links (Betty's Midi page)
Jan 18, 1998 - 14:10 - From: - Bennefeld@sff.net
Comments about the web site: Just wanted to let you know that I dropped by, again. I've enjoyed your CD, "Syncopated Odyssey," very much. Worried about wearing it out, I've played it so often. Thanks much for maintaining this site. I listen to the MIDI files while I work (I have my own home business), and they help the day to go by cheerfully. I particularly like key entry to the stride piano pieces. Elizabeth
My name is: Elizabeth
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Jan 21, 1998 - 21:06 - From: - ralphmudflap@msn.com
Comments about the web site: REFRESHING...!! signed a Ragtime fan.
My name is: George Mudd
How I found your page: Searched for ragtime midi
Jan 28, 1998 - 10:09 - From: - charlesn@frii.com
Comments about the web site: I love to visit this MIDI web page. It is very well done. I love Ragtime Music. Keep up the great work Mr. Roache.
My name is: Charles T. Neighbors
How I found your page: Just browsed over from a link off of PrimeLine's Midi page
Jan 30, 1998 - 17:11 - From: -
Comments about the web site: Hey, John, I'm back for a visit, today, after a little lay-off. I downloaded the Bix Biederbeck piece, "In a Mist", and like it very much. I also think your RealAudio pieces are especially nice. One of these days, I'm going to have to order your CD, which means I'll also have to buy a proper CD player (not attached to the computer). Bob Greene - ch754@freenet.buffalo.edu.
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Feb 2, 1998 - 21:36 - From: -
Comments about the web site: I think that it is great!
My name is: Kalie Larson
How I found your page: Yahoo
Feb 3, 1998 - 05:37 - From: -
Comments about the web site: Thanks. For the music and the expositions.
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How I found your page: www.midicity.com
Feb 6, 1998 - 15:59 - From: - laceplace@hotmail.com
Comments about the web site: I must have spent an hour going through your site and enjoying all the music. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed Ragtime and Swing music. I would love to include some of your music on our site :-) at http://ilos.net/laceplace.
My name is: Dezan
How I found your page: heard the music on www.bellsnwhistles.com and followed it on in :-)
Feb 7, 1998 - 23:17 - From: - rickn@simlab.net
Comments about the web site: WOW! WOW! WOW! I am really, REALLY stunned and impresed by this site! What an amazing job you have done! How you have time to be a pharmacist, accomplised pianist and web site developer I'll never know! Your multimedia presentation of ragtime is fantastic! I am sitting in my ofice, 10 feet away from my girlfriend who is working on her computer. I was just reading the passages and pressing the 'listen' buttons and this beautiful music poured out! She was so impressed! We both enjoyed your site immensely! Thank you for your hard work! Rick Ness & Gia Kauffman Parsippany, NJ rickn@simlab.net gia0000000@aol.com
My name is: Rick Ness
How I found your page: through links on Yahoo
Feb 8, 1998 - 05:09 - From: - Don't have one now.
Comments about the web site: Great Web Site! I downloaded all of the files and am looking forward to many enjoyable hours here at my computer repair shop in Upland.
My name is: Alex Pasztor (Mobile Computer Clinic, Upland CA)
How I found your page: searching for "MIDI"
Feb 8, 1998 - 10:41 - From: - alanberko@msn.com
Comments about the web site: Hi John - what a great page what music - what style all the best alan osborn england
My name is: alan osborn
How I found your page: just browsing
Feb 9, 1998 - 17:45 - From: - charlyd02@aol.com
Comments about the web site: ThanX John, You keep getting better & better! CharlyD
My name is: Charles Davis
How I found your page: Your Email
Feb 10, 1998 - 18:39 - From: - searep@orednet.org
Comments about the web site:
My name is: ron pittard
How I found your page: looking for dixiland last year probably yahoo
Feb 11, 1998 - 21:19 - From: - dandmasc@aol.com
Comments about the web site:
My name is: Mike Clark
How I found your page: looking for midi music
Feb 12, 1998 - 17:00 - From: - CypressMan@aol
Comments about the web site:
My name is: Edro
How I found your page: Search engine
Feb 13, 1998 - 21:09 - From: - jmunroe@bigfoot.com
Comments about the web site: WOW! That's all I can say. What a find! Thanks for the work you've put in to this site.
My name is: John Munroe
How I found your page: Search engine.
Feb 14, 1998 - 16:59 - From: - PMalie@msn.com
Comments about the web site: I love the music. I ca'nt play worth a hoot but, with this I don't need to try to play ragtime to hear it.
My name is: Pat Malie
How I found your page: Yahoo search engine
Feb 15, 1998 - 22:39 - From: - Eileenvf@infomagic.com
Comments about the web site: Nothing could sound sweeter to my ears please keep in touch?
My name is: Peter Von Felde
How I found your page: looking up player pianos
 
Feb 17, 1998 - 10:54 - From: -
Comments about the web site: Kristin Elizabeth Folk
My name is: Kristin Elizabeth Folk
How I found your page: Yahoo
Feb 19, 1998 - 05:56 - From: - lois@cooma.snowy.net.au
Comments about the web site: A great site-- I'll be back!!!
My name is: Louise Blyton
How I found your page: from Ragtimer's MIDI page.
Feb 23, 1998 - 14:54 - From: - GTC73@JUNO.COM
Comments about the web site: I think your web site is the BEST. I love this music. I have listened to another piano player in the past by the name of Max Morath. Just discovered your web site and will order your music from now on. Thanks for playing such beautiful music on the web. could listen to it all day.
My name is: GEORGE T. CROOKS
How I found your page: One of my friends told me about it
Feb 23, 1998 - 16:13 - From: - kiyoko@nwu.edu
Comments about the web site: Love Ragtime!!!
My name is: Kiyoko Aoki
How I found your page: looking for midi files on Yahoo
Feb 23, 1998 - 19:56 - From: - Overseer5@metrolink.net
Comments about the web site: Great site you have here. I love ragtime, and had a fun time here. I am also looking all over the web for midis of Noel Coward's music but, amazingly, there is nothing at all, anywhere. I am really amazed. I found one site with audio files but no midis. :( If you know of any, I'd be thrilled if you would let me know. Thanks!
My name is: Jill
How I found your page: Yahoo
Feb 23, 1998 - 23:11 - From: - miles-wk5k@juno.com
Comments about the web site:
My name is: Miles E. Anderson
How I found your page: Searched on "midi" - 1800 hits! Link to you near the top.
Feb 26, 1998 - 23:57 - From: - evilpain@super.zippo.com
Comments about the web site: A trully excellent cite. The biographical information is interesting and valuable. Thank you for providing such a wonderful service in such an organized and comprehensive manner.
My name is: Seth Barkan
How I found your page: Yahoo, of course. :-)---
Feb 28, 1998 - 14:37 - From: - dmaca@wans.net
Comments about the web site: Just keep up the great work! I'm an ex-tenor banjo player and barbershop singer. Love your stuff.
My name is: Doug McArthur
How I found your page: Just looking for Ragtime
Mar 1, 1998 - 11:48 - From: - binnim@tin.it
Comments about the web site: I like your web site a lot. I love jazz and ragtime, too. There is wonderfull music in your midi files, really the finest piano music of this century, realistically performed too. Congratulations from an italian fan!!!!
My name is: Mario Binni
How I found your page: searching ragtime by engine I found Ragtime Press midi and there your site
Mar 3, 1998 - 21:10 - From: - knapp14@juno.com
Comments about the web site: Hi, I am a 16 year old from Michigan that is doing a report on Ragtime/Jazz. Thank-you for a very informative site, it has helped a lot. Christy
My name is: Christy
How I found your page: Yahoo
Mar 5, 1998 - 03:17 - From: - plmopp@futureone.com
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My name is: Pat
How I found your page: don't know...just happened to find it!!
Mar 5, 1998 - 09:31 - From: - Roland.Giersig@POBoxes.com
Comments about the web site: One question: why is the MIDI sample only accessible via ftp? If it would be accessible via http, my webbrowser (Netscape) could automatically play it, but with ftp, I only get the option to download it (because the browser doesn't know the mime-type of the file when using ftp). Anyhow: I love your music, keep 'em coming! And thanks a lot!
My name is: Roland
How I found your page: From a MIDI sample header
Mar 8, 1998 - 01:37 - From: - moretti@altavista.net
Comments about the web site: I consider your web site absolutely the best on the net The music is excellent and gives me great pleasure! My name is Marco ,I comes from the Alps in Italy, I am a beekeeper and I play the piano in the spare time. Thank you for the beautiful moments listening to your music. Bye Marco
My name is: Marco Moretti
How I found your page: REALLY GREAT
Mar 8, 1998 - 06:14 - From: - witte.vinken@wxs.nl
Comments about the web site: He John! I have download your banner, and I'm going to put it in my own homepage. By the way: this is a great page!
My name is: Ralph Vinken
How I found your page: I was surfing in the Maple Leaf Rag Ring
Mar 8, 1998 - 10:03 - From: - fiona@joam.sonnet.co.uk
Comments about the web site:
My name is: fiona!
How I found your page: looking up ragtime and Scott Joplin - its a hobby interest and as I'm shortly to be a resident of Washington DC I wonder what ragtime related groups ro activities there may be
Mar 8, 1998 - 15:01 - From: - RuediKehl@datacomm.ch
Comments about the web site: Congratulations! . super, I love this music. Ruedi
My name is: Ruedi Kehl, Allschwil / Switzerland
How I found your page: Yahoo - 'midi'
Mar 10, 1998 - 23:32 - From: - selmer@escape.ca
Comments about the web site: Terrific site John, great music. I have it in my pages and linked to your site. Thanks
My name is: Selmer Ausland
How I found your page: Through Bells and Whistles
Mar 11, 1998 - 13:51 - From: - compubear@hotmail.com
Comments about the web site: Your web page is so tastefully done and interestingly informative! As a former music major, I greatly enjoyed your multimedia presentation! It answered questions that I didn't even know that I had!! Is it likely that pictures exist of some of these composers? I find that a picture helps to connect one to the *person* that wrote the music. Thank you for taking the time and effort to share what you love (and it shows!).
My name is: Cheryl Alexander
How I found your page: My boyfriend's link
Mar 12, 1998 - 18:36 - From: - ree.art@getaway.net
Comments about the web site: Outstanding.
My name is: Ree Shannon
How I found your page: From www.bellsnwhistles
Mar 13, 1998 - 16:45 - From: - scott@currierandives.com
Comments about the web site: I sampled a number of the rag and stride pieces, I can't wait to get home and convert them to play on my solenoid piano. Love it, love it, llloooovvveeee iittt!
My name is: Scott
How I found your page: MMD
Mar 14, 1998 - 09:18 - From: - mel31580@pacific.net.sg
Comments about the web site:  Fantastic !!!
My name is: Garret Tan
How I found your page:
Mar 14, 1998 - 16:43 - From: - xvg70@dial.pipex.com
Comments about the web site: Great site! Fast, Colourful, easy to navigate. Love the preview to the midi files! Should be a lot more Rag-time.
My name is: Brian Soper
How I found your page: Web-searched
Mar 14, 1998 - 18:47 - From: - jgalt@megsinet.net
Comments about the web site: Hello Mr. Roache. Enjoyed my visit and the listening. Took away a few with me. Thank you. Verne Buland Grayslake, IL. USA
My name is: Verne Buland
How I found your page: Don't recall except it was a link from a midi site
Mar 19, 1998 - 23:53 - From: - klebba@toad.net
Comments about the web site: You are a wonderful musician and I hope you go far with your talent. I love ragtime, stride and early blues.
My name is: John klebba
How I found your page: Yahoo search on midi
Mar 20, 1998 - 13:15 - From: - dwebb@jove.acs.unt.edu
Comments about the web site: G
My name is: Dave
How I found your page: A friend
Mar 21, 1998 - 00:45 - From: - josephpearson@hotmail.com
Comments about the web site: I love your site. I was searching for some ragtime to play for my AP US History class (I like to find music from the various eras we study to give my students a feel for the texture of the life the people of that time experienced). I've downloaded all your early 20th century stuff and am enjoying it more each time I play it. I especially like the commentary you include with the music. Do you know where I could find a player piano-style version of "In the Good Old Summertime?" Thank you so very much.
My name is: Joe Pearson
How I found your page: Did a search for ragtime.
Mar 21, 1998 - 05:11 - From: - aleuthold@compuserve.com
Comments about the web site: Your music is great!
My name is: Alex Leuthold
How I found your page: "Yahoo-Search" by MIDI
Mar 21, 1998 - 08:38 - From: - rbmwise@swbell.net
Comments about the web site: Dear John, Thank you for the great music. Listening to you play has helped me in a way that I can't express. I'm even thinking of going back to the piano myself, after many years of idleness, thanks to your inspirtation. Keep up the good work and thanks again. Sincerely, Rich Wise
My name is: Richard Wise
How I found your page: Randomly searching the net for good music.
Mar 22, 1998 - 19:14 - From: - mbrubaker@ibm.net
Comments about the web site: Great music. Glad I found you!
My name is: Mark Brubaker
How I found your page: Alta-Vista search engine
Mar 24, 1998 - 21:57 - From: - kstewart@prairietech.net
Comments about the web site: This is my first visit but think I will be returning often. Thanks a lot for such a great treat!
My name is: Karen Stewart
How I found your page: link from BellsnWhistles
Mar 25, 1998 - 13:42 - From: - richard7c@aol.com
Comments about the web site: Very good! Thank you.
My name is: Richard Conklin
How I found your page: From 3-sheets.mid
Mar 28, 1998 - 21:14 - From: - tunae@superonline.com
Comments about the web site: This is one of the best sites through out all the sites I've been. I play the piano and would like to be able play rag time music without getting people around bored. But my technic is not sufficient. I'm not bad at all. But still am not satisfied with myself. Do you have any suggestions so that I can show some improvement if I follow. I know exercise will help as far as it can but which one or what way I should perform is not clear for me. I'm not sure whether there are different exercises for rag time music. I need advice. By the way why don't you add a wav file, even a picture of your self, I think this would make the site even warmer.Thanks. Tuna Erkmen
My name is: Tuna Erkmen
How I found your page: By Yahoo
Mar 29, 1998 - 02:39 - From: - Katboxxx@prodigy.net
Comments about the web site: Hello! I just wanted to tell you how much I have enjoyed your website! I learned something while listening to your delightful music. I wish more sites were of your quality! There's nothing like Ragtime or Stride to give a person happy feet!
My name is: Yvonne Sutton
How I found your page: Quilting site
Mar 31, 1998 - 13:15 - From: - autosoft@ime.net
Comments about the web site: AWESOME!!! As a professional Web Developer, and a budding Ragtime Pianist, I found this site to be extraordinary - both technologically and informationally. This is a rare accomplishment!
My name is: Larry Worster
How I found your page: Web search on Ragtime...
Apr 1, 1998 - 00:15 - From: - jrjeffares1@juno.com
Comments about the web site: You have some of the best ragtime around. Keep up the good work. I enjoy it immensely.
My name is: Ronald Jeffares
How I found your page: surfing and looking for 'stride piano' and 'ragtime' midi music
Apr 4, 1998 - 01:23 - From: - dwhited@rosenet.net
Comments about the web site: I do not play piano but enjoy ragtime, stride, and trad jazz. Your site is a joy to listen to. Thanks.
My name is: D Whited
How I found your page: via Weber
Apr 4, 1998 - 23:24 - From: - DaveScott@1000islands.com
Comments about the web site: Hi, John, Dave Scott here. Thanks for keeping me on your mailing list. Looks like you found some additional disk space to store your newest creations. Keep up the excellent work!! Your CD is still my favorite. :)
My name is: David E. Scott
How I found your page: (email list)
Apr 6, 1998 - 21:57 - From: - cmjarvis@bellsouth.net
Comments about the web site: I wrote to you awhile back about a song with the frog Thanks alot, by the way, great web site. I really enjoyed the Multmedia Presentation. Thanks again Marvin
My name is: Marvin
How I found your page:
Apr 11, 1998 - 17:10 - From: - wda@mail.global.co.za
Comments about the web site: I found the style of your Multimedia Presentation excellent - reminds me of a long time ago when my late uncle (Jeff Stow)sat at the piano explaining syncopation to me.
My name is: Warren
How I found your page:
Apr 12, 1998 - 18:48 - From: - triharp@geocities.com
Comments about the web site: Great site !!!!
My name is: Triassi Leonardo
How I found your page: http://www.geocities.com/BourbonStreet/Delta/5330
Apr 16, 1998 - 01:23 - From: - kosho@techline.com
Comments about the web site: John, TERRIFIC! Can't express the enjoyment of listening to your renditions and reading the narations about the composers. If possible I would love to hear more Gershwin melodies. I have your wav file saved and play them over and over. Keep up the great stuff!!
My name is: John Erak
How I found your page: Pure Luck and I'm glad it happened!! :-) Thank you!

Apr 24, 1998 - 14:59 - From: - beppeg@uninetcom.it
Comments about the web site: The site, the files, the music... all here are good, very very GOOD!!! Just a word... FANTASTIC!
My name is: Giuseppe
How I found your page: Yahoo!

Apr 25, 1998 - 21:51 - From: - bandk@connix.com
Comments about the web site: John - I love it! Have always been a fan of the early Jazz and ragtime era. Just dabbling, but have completed about 90 minutes of Ragtime using the Dover arrangements. Your approach is refreshing and totally entertaining. Thank you for making this available to all. Fred Klein
My name is: Fred Klein
How I found your page: Alta Vista Search

Apr 26, 1998 - 22:25 - From: - shipoffools@bytheshore.com
Comments about the web site: Great Site!!!
My name is: Phill
How I found your page: Net Search

Apr 30, 1998 - 00:32 - From: - RosieCarl@aol.com
Comments about the web site: the best late-night web site I found!
My name is: Rosemary Carlson
How I found your page: NetFind on AOL

Apr 30, 1998 - 16:12 - From: - debbaweb@blueriver.net
Comments about the web site:
My name is: Eric J. Lehman
How I found your page: browsing under "MIDI FILES"

May 1, 1998 - 19:51 - From: - pmalie@msn.com
Comments about the web site: Just checking in again. Still great stuff!
My name is: Pat Malie
How I found your page: It's bookmarked

May 8, 1998 - 15:16 - From: - sakula@lares.dti.ne.jp
Comments about the web site: I am a Japanese. I was able to be known a lot of ragtime by coming here. I think that here is a wonderful page. The home page of ragtime is few in Japan. Can I rink to this page? Would you give me a e-mail,please?
My name is: Chikapon
How I found your page: Yahoo!USA

May 8, 1998 - 15:35 - From: - sakula@lares.dti.ne.jp
Comments about the web site: I'm sorry,I mistaked spelling "link"(^^; My homepage URL is http://www.lares.dti.ne.jp/~sakula/top/
My name is: Chikapon
How I found your page: Yahoo!USA

May 13, 1998 - 04:34 - From: - Peter@apextrus.globalnet.co.uk
Comments about the web site: I've suggested Noteworthy Composer users download your Wall Street Rag as an example of varying tempi used to simulate a 'live' performance - you may notice a surge in visitors! P.S. I love your rendition of Maple Street Rag - it gets me up and dancing!
My name is: Peter Vasey
How I found your page: Browsing links from the Noteworthy Composer Web Page

May 14, 1998 - 09:29 - From: -
Comments about the web site: great site for those who love classic ragtime
My name is: amy
How I found your page: through yahoo search on scott joplin

May 14, 1998 - 14:04 - From: - tjeerdwho@compuserve.com
Comments about the web site:
My name is: Tjeerd W. Hoekstra
How I found your page: In a dutch keyboard magazine called Midi Klavier

May 17, 1998 - 18:13 - From: - gstevens@ucinet.com
Comments about the web site: Sent you a separate email to say thanks for the site, but leaving this in case you maintain i.d.'s in a database.
My name is: Greg Stevens
How I found your page: Looking for .midi sites on the 'net. Great surprise!

May 18, 1998 - 14:59 - From: - jlosborne@iname.com // Osborn JL@aol.com
Comments about the web site: Attractive, well laid-out site! It keeps the overall feel throughout the entire site. GOOD JOB!
My name is: JL Osborne
How I found your page: link from midimania

May 18, 1998 - 15:13 - From: - hi017761@nassaulibrary.org
Comments about the web site: John, i want to let you know how much i enjoy your music. You do a real nice job. thanks Jim Seddon
My name is: Jim Seddon
How I found your page: thru people attending LICA beginners computer course

May 20, 1998 - 02:09 - From: - lou@theworks.com
Comments about the web site: A most interesting site, with much to learn from exploring the content. I especially appreciated your Multimedia Presentation with your description of stride piano. I am NOT a musician, but have enjoyed Ragtime for many years. Have been a member of the Maple Leaf Club for more than 20 years.
My name is: Lou Seeberger
How I found your page: Long term "student" of Ragtime. Pete Sweeney of Three Rivers suggested I look at your page.

May 20, 1998 - 15:40 - From: - c-luxion@coldwellbanker.com
Comments about the web site:
My name is: Katy Luxion
How I found your page: Yahoo

May 22, 1998 - 13:39 - From: - Penfriend@msn.com
Comments about the web site: I love ragtime, marches, piano stride, jazz, nice web site, I also do caricatures and like the sound of ragtime playing while I work. If you ever like a caricature done, send me a your picture in JPG I'll send you a sample, to repay your generous midi files. Nice work
My name is: K.J.Gorack
How I found your page: lookin for ragtime

May 24, 1998 - 04:48 - From: - Dixie-Slickers@t-online.de
Comments about the web site: Thank You for this wonderful Stride-piano music. I´m a german jazz musician and a great fan of this music. I´m also lookin for band arrangements of the cotton club bands, If you know somethung, please let me know.
My name is: Reiner Oeding
How I found your page: by midi links

May 28, 1998 - 12:41 - From: - JamieLee961@hotmail.com
Comments about the web site: Do you know of any sheet music for Scott Joplin stuff that can be accessed on the Web? Please let me know...
My name is: Jamie Krepsky
How I found your page: Put "Scott Joplin" into the Yahoo search thing...

May 28, 1998 - 13:27 - From: - bclarke@netrax.net
Comments about the web site: Hello, John... Got a lead on your site from the Ambit Waystation...Some time ago I "borrowed" 'Bucktown Buck' for my Jukebox at The Ol'Kunnel's Bar And Grill. (grin) Reminded me of old Nickelodeon music... Well, I'm sure you know what I mean. (grin) Drop by my site if you have the time and give me a few hints on making my site as great as yours. Cordially, Bob Clarke aka the Ol'Kunnel....
My name is: Bob Clarke
How I found your page: via the Ambit Waystation

May 30, 1998 - 11:03 - From: - jkoh@auracom.com
Comments about the web site: Hello, Ah There Is A Person That Has One Of Your Songs On His webpage maybe could you tell me if you know how?????? E-mail me at :jkoh@auracom.com
My name is: Patrick Hankinson
How I found your page: Another Webpage

May 31, 1998 - 02:09 - From: - ckat@badger.tds.net
Comments about the web site:
My name is: Charlotte Hediger Schneider
How I found your page: word of mouth

Jun 6, 1998 - 17:56 - From: - ronfhall@usa.net
Comments about the web site: Enjoy your site. I've downloaded several ragtime midis and put them into a playlist that runs while I do mundane things like paying bills on the computer. Really appreciate the information on the songs, composers and musicians that you've included.
My name is: Ron Hall
How I found your page: Net search for "Ragtime midi"

Jun 7, 1998 - 21:50 - From: - italia42@webtv.net
Comments about the web site: Hi John! I really enjoy coming here. If I feel a little down, I just click on your link, listen to a couple of the samples, and soon my foot is a tappin' and I feel alot better.:•) I like ragtime, as it is such an up sound! Thanks for being here, and please have a wonderful day!
My name is: Shirley Rubio
How I found your page: Originally on a search engine

Jun 11, 1998 - 13:22 - From: -
Comments about the web site: i am just arriving .i try to 'pick' midi files. it is so nice and i like rags more and and more.i change me pc in a pianola. you kwow ,whwen i work the pc is playing for me .it is so funny. i am living in switzerland and me adresse is lechner_heinz@hotmail.com i am comming again.
My name is:
How I found your page:

Jun 11, 1998 - 23:13 - From: - budtaylr@kodak.com
Comments about the web site: Hi John, I still enjoy your site and have revisited many times...I told our local PBS (classical) DJ, Simon Pontin about your site and perhaps he will stop by as well.
My name is: Bud Taylor
How I found your page: Very satisfying!!

Jun 12, 1998 - 20:47 - From: - tussie@flash.net
Comments about the web site: I think your site is really outstanding! Love the midis. Graphics are good also. Visit me when you have time.. Celestial Lady http://www.mybonbon.com/celestia/
My name is: Lita Mills
How I found your page: I was on the Duchess midi Web site

Jun 13, 1998 - 19:22 - From: - moonbaby@serv.net
Comments about the web site: This site just made my day. Easily the highest quality MIDI files I've ever heard. Truly moving, too. The passion is always the first victim of MIDIization, but that's just not the case here. Thank you for putting so much into it.
My name is: DJ Johnson
How I found your page: Searching for ragtime midi files to broaden my musical knowledge.

Jun 20, 1998 - 01:50 - From: - BlueFuture@aol.com
Comments about the web site:
My name is: Thomas Dyer
How I found your page: mo_romp.txt

Jun 20, 1998 - 18:56 - From: - shalaanne@aol.com
Comments about the web site: "Amateur" ?? No no.. *I'm* an amateur autoharp player. You.. are fabulous. Thank you.
My name is: Cindy
How I found your page: Searching through altavista for midi files

Jun 21, 1998 - 05:42 - From: - makealias@earthlink.net
Comments about the web site: you're right, John. The organization and notes are great. Makes the site well worth navigating...and leeching from! I've now added to my neverending collection of "must learn to play" ragtime/stride/novelty pieces. Cheers! Gary
My name is: Gary Rametta
How I found your page:

Jun 25, 1998 - 13:42 - From: - rmuhoberac@hotmail.com
Comments about the web site: I have always loved this kind of piano music and I'm so glad to have found your site. I'm trying to locate a CD of the soundtrack to the movie "Ragtime". Do you know where I might find it? I can't wait to get your Syncopated Odyssey CD.
My name is: Ruthlynn Muhoberac
How I found your page: music>samples>listen

Jun 27, 1998 - 22:38 - From: - page_stanley@yahoo.com
Comments about the web site: I have enjoyed your music so much. I'm now in the process of downloading all of the song's on your web page. I am so glad you have choosen to share this music with all of us.
My name is: Page Stanley
How I found your page: From the my.yahoo page, under jazz.

Jun 28, 1998 - 15:30 - From: - JulTime@aol.com
Comments about the web site: Hello!! I'm so excited that I found you on the internet. Im 31 and don't know much about Ragtime music except that I really really like it! I wanted to play some Rag at my 4th of July party and went to Tower Records and they had no clue where to even search! So I came home and stumbled on this site. Thanks A Bunch! ~Julie from Mountain View, California :)
My name is: Julie
How I found your page: browsing the web...

Jun 30, 1998 - 11:54 - From: - nicola@atresistemi.com
Comments about the web site: GREAT SONGS!
My name is: Nicola Orru'
How I found your page: Altavista Looking for Scott Joplin Midi Files

Jun 30, 1998 - 22:34 - From: - LROAN2@aol.com
Comments about the web site: Hi John... Don't have Java...couldn't get in your chat room. Oh yes...the other webb address wouldn't come up.... will try again from this one...Thanks
My name is: Lee Roan
How I found your page: You told me....

Jul 7, 1998 - 02:56 - From: - breaker1@concentric.net
Comments about the web site: GREAT SITE!!!! I love swing, and ragtime... Keep up the good work, and ever think of getting your own domain name? That would really be cool...
My name is: Mark Rha
How I found your page: Yahoo Search while looking for a MIDI page...

Jul 11, 1998 - 04:46 - From: - BASCHFUL10@aol.com
Comments about the web site: I am very interested in Ragtime music. I used to like to hear Joann Castle on Lawrence Welk show. I have listened to you sample music, but I cannot get to them on my own computer.
My name is: Ednamae F. Scott
How I found your page: I had followed links that started with LynShy (Grin With Lyn) home page.

Jul 12, 1998 - 22:16 - From: - jessmccarty@hotmail.com
Comments about the web site: Where could I find music to print out so I could actually play the song?
My name is: Jessica McCarty
How I found your page: I looked up "ragtime piano music" on the internet

Jul 12, 1998 - 22:19 - From: - jessmccarty@hotmail.com
Comments about the web site: Where could I find music to print out so I can actually play it on the piano?
My name is: Jessica McCarty
How I found your page: I was looking for ragtime music on the internet.

Jul 17, 1998 - 02:20 - From: - patterjp@polarnet.ca
Comments about the web site: I did not know about your work except for a couple of midi files I captured from the Ambit site. Thanks for the music
My name is: James P. Patterson
How I found your page: Found imbedded within several midi files I got from the Ambit Web Site

Jul 19, 1998 - 05:53 - From: - WILFRID@WANADOO.FR
Comments about the web site: VERY GOOD MAN !!!
My name is:
How I found your page:

Jul 19, 1998 - 17:57 - From: - PDAY3@COMPUSERVE
Comments about the web site: SUPERB SITE!!,AND SUPERB PLAYING!!
My name is: PETER
How I found your page: SHEER LUCK!!

Jul 21, 1998 - 17:11 - From: - dschramko@aol.com
Comments about the web site:
My name is: Steve Schramko
How I found your page: link to ragtime home page. Also, attended your seminar in Sacramento last November.

Jul 26, 1998 - 05:53 - From: - jn.robert@latecoere.fr
Comments about the web site: Your site is the best I know. Bravo ! Ragtime is for me so important traditionnal classic music. Ragtime is in part the american story. I love it.
My name is: robert jean-noel
How I found your page: Easy, simple and best quality

Jul 27, 1998 - 12:37 - From: - wheeland@pcisys.net
Comments about the web site: John... I like ragtime.... so will be trying oout your stuff... Great bio... believable...
My name is:
How I found your page: Yahoo

Jul 27, 1998 - 16:36 - From: -
Comments about the web site: Very nice! I am a classical pianist myself but love anything having to do with the art of piano playing as a whole. I like your recordings very much; they're much better than many I've found on the Net. Thanks!
My name is: Jeremiah Vogan
How I found your page: Just searching under "midi piano"...

Jul 28, 1998 - 00:21 - From: - pjacobs@kermode.net
Comments about the web site: Ron Jacobs. I'm new to midi, aged 69. and rareing to learn. Email..Pjacobs@kermode.net Never been this track before but it looks like it could be FUN
My name is: Ron Jacobs
How I found your page: Surfing for midi

Jul 30, 1998 - 03:10 - From: - periviz@imiucca.csi.unimi.it
Comments about the web site:
My name is: Guido Sabatella
How I found your page: Random

Jul 31, 1998 - 13:44 - From: - jteele@tstc.edu
Comments about the web site: I never realized what I was missing until I found your site. Thanks you jteele
My name is: James E. Teele
How I found your page: I was advised by my brother Phill Teele musician in LA

Jul 31, 1998 - 16:30 - From: - Rmorton@aig.vialink.com
Comments about the web site: Your brief description and history of ragtime, stride, and novelty music was very helpful
My name is: Roger Morton
How I found your page: internet search on Ragtime

Aug 1, 1998 - 16:44 - From: - jestpierre@earthlink.net
Comments about the web site: Great page. Loved it
My name is: Jim St. Pierre
How I found your page: Just surfin

Aug 3, 1998 - 20:58 - From: - logicpilot@msn.com
Comments about the web site: I have downloaded all of your songs in the "stride and swing" catagory, and I want to let your know just how great these songs really sound! I flipped over the "Lazy Bone Rag". As you mentioned, from its obscure history, its not too available. You have done a suburb job on this song especially.
My name is: Tom Wilson
How I found your page: AltaVista search on midi, songs, and stride

Aug 4, 1998 - 17:09 - From: - abl03073@concentric.net
Comments about the web site: Dear Mr. Roache, Have been on the internet for two days. Also an amateur on keyboard w/midi. By profession an electronic hardware engineer. Your site is fantastic! I have a complete Joplin collection on old LP's! Guess that is headed for the attic! Will be visiting here again and often. Thank you for this site. Bill
My name is: Bill Longworth
How I found your page: Linked from www.midiweb

Aug 6, 1998 - 12:25 - From: - chex12@yahoo.com
Comments about the web site: You have the best sounding rag midis around :) I'm glad I stumbled in here!
My name is: Daniel Rayment
How I found your page: YAHOO!

Aug 9, 1998 - 13:23 - From: - chuckl@askchuck.com
Comments about the web site: What a GREAT page. As a long time lover of ragtime and listener to ragtime greats such as Max Morath, your page is really a "breath of fressh air" on the web.
My name is: Chuck LaBow
How I found your page: "Best Site" link from the Funguide "Funsite Awards" page.

Aug 13, 1998 - 17:04 - From: - QRJ Perry@aol.com
Comments about the web site: John, What a wonderful web site!I've visited it countles times and I still find new treasures with every visit! I loved your CD too...Wonderful work! I sent it to several friends as you know :))
My name is: John F. Baker
How I found your page: Yahoo Search for Composer Robin Frost :)

Aug 17, 1998 - 20:27 - From: - CDavis@tarheeltickler.com
Comments about the web site: John, Alex told me about your sale of Robin Frost works. I wrote an article several years ago about "S[ace Shuffle" and "Occident Express" that was published by the Lake Superior Ragtime Society. I have definbitely wanted to get the extra section added to "Occident Express" by Robin specifically for Mike Schwimmer's "Hot Piano Classics" piano roll series of several years ago. Also can you help me with e mail addresses for Paul Johnson and Mike Schwimmer? I need their help in doing some research on contemporary ragtime on piano rolls. Richard Reily told me that Ed Sprankle, Paul Johnson and Doug Henderson were the main people to contact about this. CDavis@tarheeltickler.com
My name is: Charles B. Davis
How I found your page: contact with Warren Trachtman and Alex Hassan

Aug 17, 1998 - 23:50 - From: - LROAN2@aol.com
Comments about the web site: Hi John... Finally got a new computer (AMD266) with AWE64 sound card AND pkunzip software so now I can download & play your "zip" files....they sound great !! Also got the MIDI interface working and can now make MIDI files from the "A" rolls....I think George may have already told you about it. Bought an Octet unit and after I get it wired in to the main system, will be able to play the piano too from MIDI files. Look forward to seeing you & Judy on the 30th. Lee
My name is: Lee Roan
How I found your page: You told me about it.

Aug 20, 1998 - 12:17 - From: - mouyard@dickinson.edu
Comments about the web site: Hi! I absolutely love what you have done for ragtime and stride on your web page! The midi files that you have are of the best sound quality and have some of the best arrangements that I have heard anywhere. Please keep it up! From one pianist to another, Dan Mouyard
My name is: Dan Mouyard
How I found your page:

Aug 22, 1998 - 05:32 - From: - cindem@hotmail.com
Comments about the web site: I can't help but want to get up and dance! Keep up the good work. This is an incredible site.
My name is: Cinde Molin
How I found your page: Searching for Ragtime Midi files

Aug 23, 1998 - 10:55 - From: - tussie@flash.net
Comments about the web site: Great site. I have really enjoyed myself.... In fact I did forward to several people...some of whom probably already know of you..but I was so impressed I decided to send anyway.... The graphics are just wonderful... The midi files are great. Visit my site when you have time. Celestial Lady http://www.mybonbon.com/celestia/
My name is: Lita
How I found your page: Laura's Midi Links

Aug 23, 1998 - 17:40 - From: - woobam@airmail.net
Comments about the web site: Doing a great job!Love the ragtime music!
My name is: T.E."Terry"Patrick
How I found your page: search on yahoo

Aug 24, 1998 - 16:32 - From: - tourj@vitrex.net
Comments about the web site: Cool Site Dude!___oOOo_(.)_(.)_oOOo___ () Thanx 4 Midi Files.... FreeBirdd
My name is: FreeBirdd
How I found your page: c above

Aug 28, 1998 - 09:33 - From: - zeljko_markovic@hotmail.com
Comments about the web site: The MIDIS are great. Why don't you put them all in a ZIP-File for faster downloading?
My name is: Zeljko Markovic
How I found your page: TV-Today Online Magazine

Aug 30, 1998 - 08:09 - From: - py342348@psy.uq.edu.au
Comments about the web site: Dear John, Let me congratulate you on a phenomenal site! I'm a twenty year old uni student living in Brisbane, Australia, and I play piano and sing part time. Despite my age, I simply love all those old piano favourites, especially Scott Joplin, Fats Waller, etc. This site is one of the most professional I have ever visited, and the midi sequences therein are superb quality. Thank you - they have given me a lot of pleasure. For everyone's sake, let's hope somebody smart makes a machine to stretch the old left hand a couple of centimetres, just to make those ten note strides a bit less painful! Congratulations once again on a top site, John! Sincerely, Greg Bland.
My name is: Greg Bland
How I found your page: Altavista Search (Australia & NZ)

Aug 30, 1998 - 17:20 - From: - sheryll13@earthlink.net
Comments about the web site: Thank you so much for the wonderful midi files I now have on my PC - they are played almost daily. The biggest compliment I could pay you was to order your CD, which I did!
My name is: Sheryl Clark
How I found your page: From a family member

Aug 31, 1998 - 18:44 - From: - jiant@geocities.com
Comments about the web site: I love your website. I'm in the 8th grade and love jazz and ragtime. Cool.
My name is: Jeff
How I found your page: Through Yahoo

Sep 5, 1998 - 09:07 - From: - jo.ruediger@berlin.snafu.de
Comments about the web site: Super this sites with old ragime.I love to hear it. Thank you and Bye-bye! Joachim Ruediger,Berlin/Germany
My name is: Joachim Ruediger
How I found your page: German Magazin "@online today"

Sep 5, 1998 - 19:15 - From: - billcooke@msn.com
Comments about the web site:
My name is: bill cooke
How I found your page:

Sep 8, 1998 - 16:11 - From: - lbreed@vsonline.net
Comments about the web site: I am handi-capped with diabetic related problems that come and go. I sent a message yesterday, but didn't sign your guestbook, so here I am today again, listening. Love the music! Thanks! Barbara Reed
My name is: Barbara Reed
How I found your page: Was searching for some Ragtime and happened onto this page.

Sep 9, 1998 - 14:12 - From: - CDavis@tarheeltickler.com
Comments about the web site: John, I have compiled a list of 72 "contemporary rags",i.e. written since 1960 and have gotten into a grey area. Would Robin's "Alligator Gravy","Hard Luck Lulu","Smoke and Mirrors", and "Stepped Up Syncopation" be considered rags? Rags in the sense there are 3 or more sections of syncopated music. Evidently John Farrell does not think so but I have included them in my list anyway. I don't know how to put the list into my email system yet or I would send you the file that will be part of my symposium at the Lake Superior Ragtime Bash this weekend. Leaving early Thursday morning so if you cannot get the reply to me by then send it to Tim Sandor, tsandor@computerpro.com
My name is: Charles B. Davis
How I found your page: via Warren Trachtman

Sep 11, 1998 - 02:30 - From: - klaus.sonck@tamro.com
Comments about the web site: Good to listen to during a dull day at the office.
My name is: Klaus Sonck (up in Finland)
How I found your page: Looking for ragtime

Sep 13, 1998 - 17:23 - From: - A2181453@infotrade.co.uk
Comments about the web site:
My name is: David Rhymes
How I found your page: random

Sep 19, 1998 - 17:28 - From: - marcus.liertz@t-online.de
Comments about the web site: Hallo John, durch Zufall bin ich auf deine Page gestoßen. Wirklich eine hervorragende Seite. Weiter so. Ich bin begeistert von deinen MIDI Files.
My name is: Maecus Liertz
How I found your page: durch Zufall beim MIDI suchen

Sep 19, 1998 - 20:19 - From: - msprong@dds.nl
Comments about the web site: Great page! Great music! The CD is really good, I can recommend it to everyone. I especially liked the fact that you took the liberty of rearranging a piece like the "Maple Leaf Rag" and made it sound as if a pianist is playing live and improvising. But what a time and effort you must have put in... Keep up the good work!!!
My name is: Mark Sprong
How I found your page: I typed "Ragtime" in Yahoo

Sep 29, 1998 - 10:14 - From: - Carl.H.Breuning@Dartmouth.edu
Comments about the web site: Your music is fantastic. I love to listen to the magic of your fingers playing. Wow is all I can say. I'm not a musician but I sure like your music. Carl
My name is: Carl H. Breuning
How I found your page: From another site and glad I did.

Oct 1, 1998 - 00:33 - From: - jeff5652@gte.net
Comments about the web site: You have a very exellent and entertaining site! Rag On!
My name is: Jeffrey L. Thompson
How I found your page: Through the Exite search engine.

Oct 2, 1998 - 05:03 - From: - esko.haavisto@market -touch.inet.fi
Comments about the web site: You have a high quality hobby and a high quality site. It is important to keep the good work of old time composers alive. Thanks. This is something to enjoy during the dark and cold winter nites here in Finland.
My name is: Esko Haavisto
How I found your page: Surfing through Classical Midi archives and Midiphiles

Oct 2, 1998 - 21:32 - From: - pete4dgs@erols.com
Comments about the web site: Found your site by accident, and absolutely love it! ANyway, as i hear this syncopated music, all I go back to is that melody - wish my humming could go thru the net! Peter Rundel Great Falls, VA Great Fun!
My name is: Peter Rundel
How I found your page: Linked from an RC Airplane web page.

Oct 6, 1998 - 21:49 - From: - ppswan@earthlink.net
Comments about the web site: Great site,Great piano, Great Music. Now I know where I'll go when Craig's QT-KAT Chat is down. I have enjoyed it immensely, and at my age when actions creak louder than words I even remember a lot of the names, not to mention the songs.
My name is: Pete Swan
How I found your page: From Craig of the QT-KAT site.

Oct 10, 1998 - 09:16 - From: - JohnBird@ascom.cix.co.uk
Comments about the web site: Hi John I am just getting around your site, it's fantastic. I found your home page from a yaahoo search. Bye for now but I will be back John Bird UK
My name is: John Bird
How I found your page: Yaahoo search on midi

Oct 10, 1998 - 15:21 - From: - franclab@france-mail.com
Comments about the web site: Your site is wonderful!!! I like veru much Rag Times, I play Rag Times and yet I can find them on the web. Your MIDI files are very good!
My name is: François
How I found your page: I was searching Rag Time MIDI files!

Oct 12, 1998 - 17:26 - From: - dirkvt@msn.com
Comments about the web site: Great music! I wonder if you do any Bud Powell.
My name is: Dirk Van Tellingen
How I found your page: Lakshmi at the Naperville Public Library turned me on to your URL

Oct 14, 1998 - 13:29 - From: - ls_identa@t-online.de
Comments about the web site: Thank you for your work and my great pleasure by listening to the ragtime samples, it is hard for me in germany to get so much information on my loved music. all the best! Hartmut
My name is: Hartmut H. Keuper
How I found your page: via report in a german magazine called "online today"

Oct 19, 1998 - 15:43 - From: - john janik
Comments about the web site: i love it thanks, more modern if possible
My name is: klokworkor@hotmail.com
How I found your page: scour.net

Oct 21, 1998 - 22:03 - From: - jmaddox@swbell.net
Comments about the web site: wonderful! Great ragtime!
My name is: Jim Maddox
How I found your page: searched for ragtime music.

Oct 25, 1998 - 08:24 - From: - dcw@minn.net
Comments about the web site: John: This is a very Great site!!! Lots of great midi files, and good piano music information. Just a lot of fun! Dale
My name is: Dale C. Wilson
How I found your page: Links from INLUX

Oct 25, 1998 - 11:06 - From: - scottd@sirinet.net
Comments about the web site: Thank you for this site. It was wonderful to visit. I plan on using one of songs for a project for a masters degree course. I'll be the only one with ragtime music on his web site. dale
My name is: dale scott
How I found your page: browsing in clip art

Oct 27, 1998 - 08:42 - From: - dfinn1@flash.net
Comments about the web site: John, Yours is the best link I've made through Third Age! It took only one "sample" and I was hooked! I love being able to download complete selections! Your music will keep me company while I do homework on my PC. Absolutely great site!!!!! Thanks so much! Nettie P.S. Do you have anything by Joe "Fingers" Carr?
My name is: Nettie Finn
How I found your page: Third Age Connections

Oct 27, 1998 - 21:16 - From: - Jnco583@aol.com
Comments about the web site: I think you are doing a great job I am currently looking for your piano cd's but with no luck in finding them.I too am a Ragtime pianist and everytime I see the piano I play what i've learned of The Maple Leaf rag..Im 15 so give it some time hehe....many say im pretty good but i dunno....The Entertainer is my specialty...well have a nice day Mr. Roache bye
My name is: Thaigo Nascimento
How I found your page: I found it through a WWW Ragtime Search

Oct 28, 1998 - 13:26 - From: - kosho@techline.com
Comments about the web site: John stand up and bow!!! Please remain standing. I haven't stopped clapping since I've been listening to the midis' on your webpage. I'be been on your mailing and will soon be ordering. Sorry, by snailmail tho.
My name is: John Erak
How I found your page: Blessed Luck. I now have your name & URL Locked in on my zip disk

Oct 29, 1998 - 15:33 - From: - xvg70@dial.pipex.com
Comments about the web site: Hi John, The site seems to be a lot faster...or maybe it's just me slowing down! Fantastic site and brilliant music from a very accomplished artiste! By the way... is the money in the post?? Brian
My name is: Brian Soper
How I found your page: Been here all my life!!

Nov 1, 1998 - 20:13 - From: - eddelp@earthlink.net
Comments about the web site:
My name is: Ed Delp
How I found your page: A Yahoo search for MIDI files

Nov 5, 1998 - 22:47 - From: - kat@katsmeow.com
Comments about the web site: Finding your site was like stumbling onto a silver mine! I love the music, but even more I enjoyed learning about it. I look forward to receiving the Hot Kumquats CD I ordered. Thanks for a lovely evening at your site. I'll be returning. KAT, at http:\\katsmeow.com\
My name is: KAT
How I found your page: Link from MidiCity.com

Nov 6, 1998 - 10:27 - From: - rm450@columbia.edu
Comments about the web site: You have a great site. I needed some info on jazz and stride piano and your site was a great help. Thanks
My name is: rosalynn
How I found your page: search engine: yahoo

Nov 16, 1998 - 00:59 - From: - wblynch@hotmail.com
Comments about the web site: Hi John, Great site! I heard about this site while listening to Jeff Stone's "Ragtime Show" on KSBR in Mission Viejo, California. Thanks for all your hard work at keeping Ragtime alive! I have a few of your cd's laying around. -Bill Lynch
My name is: Bill Lynch
How I found your page: "The Ragtime Show" on KSBR

Nov 16, 1998 - 01:42 - From: - russi@acvilon.com
Comments about the web site: Cool rag place!!!
My name is: Russi
How I found your page: yahoo

Nov 16, 1998 - 21:59 - From: - Oldgeorge1@earthlink.net
Comments about the web site: John - I haven't been here for some time now and just discovered yoursuper STORE! That's great! Neat design.
My name is: Aw, c'mon - you know me!
How I found your page:

Nov 19, 1998 - 01:42 - From: - PSinopole@aol.com
Comments about the web site: Just found this page and THANK YOU. Very enjoyablee, and I will be visiting again.
My name is: Peggy Sinopole
How I found your page: Third Age referral

Nov 19, 1998 - 16:58 - From: - jennipherd@yahoo.com
Comments about the web site: This site is great. I downloaded a couple of files for my own web site! Keep up the good work! (Check out my page sometime at- http://home.talkcity.com/MiracleMile/ImAJesusFreak)
My name is: Jennipher Dickens
How I found your page: http://www.bellsnwhistles.com

Nov 20, 1998 - 16:27 - From: - harvardc@aol.com
Comments about the web site: What a FANTASTIC SITE ! I was doing a search on rolls ,as I was planning to sell some Ampico and Duo-Art stuff (my pianos are gone :-( , now you got me all" tuned up" again...well , forget the roll sale, now I will be looking for another player !!! Thanks John for the "wake up call" !!!!!!!
My name is: harvard c.wood 111
How I found your page: did a search on player piano rolls!

Nov 24, 1998 - 15:09 - From: - robert_price_jr@yahoo.com
Comments about the web site: Don't know yet if I can get any of this to work on my Mac ,will be back later regards
My name is: same as mail address
How I found your page: yahoo

Nov 24, 1998 - 21:09 - From: - hughes@ntcnet.com
Comments about the web site: John, Thanks for the fabulous Ragtime MIDI'S. Saved them all to file and listen to them every night. Your skill and the wonderful material have added many hours of enjoyment to my life. Thanks again!!!
My name is: Arthur Hughes
How I found your page: Searched for MIDI Ragtime..........

Nov 27, 1998 - 12:28 - From: -
Comments about the web site: Hi, John - It's still a great site. It works better, too, now that I have a computer that REALLY WORKS! No more waiting around for things to happen. George McClellan
My name is:
How I found your page:

Nov 28, 1998 - 12:13 - From: - rpearson@networx.on.ca
Comments about the web site: Hi, Just learning all about MIDI. Your music is great. I love ragtime...must me the upbeat/happy sound. I am nearing retirement and plan to use some of my time fiddling around....so to speak.. Great Web Page!
My name is: Rick
How I found your page: Betty's Web Page...also a good find...and good musician.

Nov 28, 1998 - 16:56 - From: - rafelton@ithink.net
Comments about the web site: Greatest site on the net. Have both your CD's. No better music ever written or played. Thanks for your time and effort. Dick Felton rafelton@ithink.net
My name is: Dick Felton
How I found your page: Just looking for "MIDI piano ragtime" with search engines.

Nov 29, 1998 - 16:44 - From: - shoshana.michel@juno.com
Comments about the web site: I'm very impressed by your arramgements. Will email you soon.
My name is: Sandra (Shoshana) Michel
How I found your page: my husband found it

Dec 1, 1998 - 19:57 - From: - europeka@colba.net
Comments about the web site: What kind of music do you play? It's simply beautyfull. I love listing to your music. Of your site is in my favorites. Thank you for sharing your musi with me. Paul
My name is: Paul KLING
How I found your page: It's everywhere on the net

Dec 5, 1998 - 01:58 - From: - HowellFilm@earthlink.net
Comments about the web site: Great site! I moved from LA to West Michigan 2 years ago. I miss the sunday morning show on KLON and the late Bob Epstein. His program was on early so I would tape them on the HiFi audio tracks of VHS tapes. I still listen to hours of his great program which featured ragtime/traditional jazz. Keep up the great work, John!
My name is: Mark Howell
How I found your page: infoseek search

Dec 8, 1998 - 05:52 - From: -
Comments about the web site: Hello, I am French and I am very surprised by the quality of your Web site! It's really readable and very clear.
My name is:
How I found your page:

Dec 24, 1998 - 20:25 - From: - wmzickgraf@earthlink.net
Comments about the web site:
My name is: William Zickgraf
How I found your page: Sent to me from a friend

Dec 25, 1998 - 17:09 - From: - pfaro@sprint.ca
Comments about the web site: Merry Christmas, Buon NAtale, Bonne Fette,Feliz Navidad Felices Pascuas. I congratulate you for your idea and the results you have. Patricio ALfaro pfaro@sprint.ca Vancouver, Canada
My name is: Patricio ALfaro
How I found your page: Gabe's piano

Dec 26, 1998 - 13:50 - From: - Titan437@Warwick.net
Comments about the web site: I found the site by accident, but as one who plays the piano, I immediately fell in love with the site.
My name is: Richard Brandeis
How I found your page: By accident.

Jan 7, 1999 - 04:55 - From: - moregan247@aol.com
Comments about the web site:
My name is: Mike O'Regan
How I found your page: from Betty Kainz

Jan 8, 1999 - 13:11
From: Francisco Ruiz    ruiz@iit.edu
How I found your page: searched for "Roache" in yahoo
Comments:
Awesome. Your MIDI files are some of the best I've ever seen. I like playing them in the background to brighten my day. You should think of having them all in a big zip file, for other enthusiasts!

Jan 8, 1999 - 19:34
From: Bob Laidlaw    blaidlaw@alphalink.com.au
How I found your page: Altavista - I was looking for an old song.
Comments:
Thanks so much for your excellent information and midi files. This is the music that I have always liked and so rarely hear on the radio now. I have told some friends here in Melbourne,Australia to visit your web site. Keep up the good work! best regards, Bob

Jan 16, 1999 - 06:50
From: Dan Magnuson    dmag1@hotmail.com
How I found your page: A midi file off another site.
Comments:
Hi John!....Just wanted to thank you for a Midi file of G eorgia I got off of the Midi Haven website. I really like it...I have been learning it and almost have it down...It's helped my playing by giving me new ways to voice some changes and really stretched my hands....I wish I could reach all the major tenths with sevenths :)...Thanks Again!

Jan 20, 1999 - 00:30
From: jerry johnson    j5dogs@prtel.com
How I found your page: My wife knows my passion and found you listed in a yellow page book
Comments:
hi john, I'm absolutely delighted to find your site. I've loved ragtime music for years. Like some of your guest must agree, it's terribly difficult to find good ragtime recordings by good piano players. The kids that stock the shelves in stores don't seem to know where ragtime goes, so I find it in every catagory of music. I've spent hours and hours going through cd's and tapes. I just discovered amazon lately and they do have a few recording that I don't have. I'm 55 years old and bought a piano just to learn to play ragtime. I love it. I'm not very good, but people that don't play are impressed. I love your music. I hope you continue to record and share. Its a very generous gift to people who love rags. Thank You. jerry johnson

Jan 24, 1999 - 15:11
From: frank Dolle    fdolle@juno.com
How I found your page: newspaper article-Balto. Sun-jan.11, 1999
Comments:

Jan 25, 1999 - 19:46
From: Reuben Neazer    ranjr@home.com
How I found your page: Did an Excite search on Midis
Comments: I am very happy to know that you have a page on the WWW. I have been a big fan of yours since my Commodore days. I think ( or hope) that I have all your Commodore Sids. The thing I missed most about the Commodore is not being able to listen to your Sids. I am glad to know that you're still playing rag. I hope that I can replace all your Sids with Midis. I havn't toured your site as yet but will as soon as I'm finished here. I got interested in Ragtime after hearing your Sids. Keep it Up! - Reub

Jan 30, 1999 - 18:25
From: Ronald Keefe    rkeefe@voy.net
How I found your page: I entered midi in the yahoo search window
Comments:
I am almost 65 years old and I love music but my first love is Merry-go-round, circus, and piano rolls. Thanks for letting me down the music I love.

Feb 1, 1999 - 12:59
From: Jonathan Tirrell    wwjd_85@yahoo.com
How I found your page: Yahoo!
Comments:
Hi, cool music! cool java script. did you learn it or copy and paste it?

Feb 2, 1999 - 18:36
From: a.goeppl    agoeppl@deltacity.net
How I found your page: realy great!! I like J.R.Morton
Comments:
just surfed in from germany.great music !

Feb 4, 1999 - 08:53
From: Leonie Knapp    kleonie@thg.loe.bw.schule.de
How I found your page:
Comments:
You have a really nice Webside !

Feb 16, 1999 - 23:29
From: Corkery    Corkery@netins.net
How I found your page: Quite by accident my good man!
Comments:
I have sat here this evening enjoying your great website and the good music. Thanks for your efforts.

Feb 23, 1999 - 12:48
From:    
How I found your page:
Comments:
thanks a lot

Feb 27, 1999 - 05:24
From: James A. Carter    drjcarter@mindspring.com
How I found your page: search for a ragtime CD by the Labec sisters
Comments:
Bought your latest CD and like it

Mar 2, 1999 - 19:38
From: Joachim    achim.stozmann@t-online.de
How I found your page: yahoo - midi music
Comments:
Hi John your site is the best one for ragtime piano music. I have visited your site first time in 1995. Since this time I'm interrested in ragtime music and try to play it by myself. Thank you

Mar 5, 1999 - 10:03
From: Glenn Cupit    glenncupit@msn.com
How I found your page:
Comments:
John, It has only been a few months since we last communicated. I was shocked and saddened by the news of your passing to the Great Ragtime Home Above night before last. You will be greatly missed by myself and countless others to whom you brought the wounderful experience of your MIDI ragtime. As you know, I have all your MIDI files and CD's, which I listen to often. I realize that you no longer are burdened with any physical limitations, and are now playing ragtime with the Great Composer of the Universe. That fact, and my knowledge that you are reading this message, reduces my sadness. My deepest sympathy is here offered to your family. I will think of you EVERY TIME I hear ragtime.

Mar 8, 1999 - 10:43
From: Glen Guyer    gguyer@home.com
How I found your page: MMD
Comments:
Couldn't believe my eyes or my ears.

Mar 11, 1999 - 02:06
From: Marian    Maroper2@aol.com
How I found your page: Followed one link after another on many web pages.
Comments:
I think this is one of the best web sites I have ever seen, if not the best.

Mar 17, 1999 - 15:08
From: James Steeber    steeber@pianists.com
How I found your page: Known about it for years...
Comments:
We'll miss you!

Mar 19, 1999 - 13:10
From: JazzKuan    onghean@pl.jaring.my
How I found your page: yahoo
Comments:
I love this site very much. you make ragtime clearly present to me the Part "What is Ragtime" are beautifully explained to me what really is ragtime ,using example midi is a correct way to let us know about what is ragtime. thank you very much! I learn it very much.

Mar 19, 1999 - 21:18
From: Gina Pharo    cgull@wallnet.com
How I found your page: John Tuttle worked on my player today and told me about this site.
Comments: Just heard about you today - can't wait to check it out.

Mar 21, 1999 - 23:17
From: Tony Paull    tpaull@worldnet.att.net
How I found your page: Searching the Web for Ragtime Piano
Comments:
I have been enjoying your page for approximately two years and would like to thank you for many hours of very enjoyable listening. My entire family is now a fan of "Ragtime".

Mar 25, 1999 - 18:45
From: Milton H. Bank    MBank@nps.navy.mil
How I found your page: I've been visiting for years... probably came first from Mary Haley's page.
Comments:
I am saddened to learn that you're gone, John. Although we only spoke at festivals, I considered you a friend -- ragtime being our bond. I will never forget the night in Watsonville at the church when you had with you the pre-release, first copy of your first CD! We took it to my van and played it -- Wow! It was great! What made it more fun was your almost child-like joy with the accomplishment. I'm going to miss you, John. My prayers will be for your family, in their time of loss. May God's great love surround all of you...Milt Bank.

Mar 26, 1999 - 20:33
From: Laura Flemer    flemball2@aol.com
How I found your page: followed my own curiosity
Comments:
Groovy site!

Mar 28, 1999 - 17:19
From:    minerland@inebraska.com
How I found your page:
Comments:
John:Would appreciate hearing from you concerning your shareware I recently downloaded. I have throughly enjoyed those Midi slections. I would like to use your song 'Comes the Sun' on my Web Page. Is it all right to do that. Roger Miner, Miner Landscape, Inc. Lincoln, Ne.

Mar 28, 1999 - 21:35
From: David Jones-Owen    Janina_D@compuserve.com
How I found your page: I think it was through AltaVista
Comments:
Your site is totally impressive! You have fantastic music and I'mreally glad I found you. I hope you keep on bringing out more. Not only is your music good but your site is very professionally presented. Did you do it yourself? I would like to include one of your melodies on my site with a link to yours. Would you permit this?

Mar 31, 1999 - 04:58
From: Christoph    Frankechr@brainworx.com
How I found your page: Link on www.trachtman.org
Comments:
This is a great site for ragtime enthusiasts. I especially like the quality of the rags. On my Roland XP 60 they are performing magnificent. The only thing i missed was a profile on Jelly Roll Morton, which seems to me quite interesting. Go on performing these rags! Best wishes! Christoph, Hanover, Germnany

Apr 1, 1999 - 12:39
From: DONATOR    114006.1471@compuserve.com
How I found your page: Searching for MIDI files
Comments:
Donator salutem dicit Splendid. My style of music. Thanx for creating that site, will drop by more often now.

Apr 2, 1999 - 00:21
From: Kristen Crawford    TaZLv41135@aol.com
How I found your page: its my uncles web site, i have always known about it!!
Comments:
I really enjoyed coming to this site. as i lost someone when you died i am still crying, please keep this site up and running it is a great place to visit!!!!!

Apr 4, 1999 - 03:10
From: Cinde    cindem@hotmail.com
How I found your page: I've known about it for over a year now!
Comments:
I just found out about the passing of John Roache and I am in shock. I will truly miss this wonderful and creative man. Lets keep his MIDI site going for many people to continue to discover and enjoy. I'm sure John would have wanted that. Sad in Glendale, California.

Apr 4, 1999 - 11:34
From: Franklin Rosenberg    maryef@pacbell.net
How I found your page: search
Comments:
Thank you for keeping tradtional American music alive. Franklin Rosenberg Garden Grove, CA

Apr 9, 1999 - 16:30
From: Dan Bonnie DBonnie24@aol.com
How I found your page: browsing through other midi sites
Comments:

Apr 9, 1999 - 16:37
From: Dick Rominger, Jr.    rwr.jr@juno.com also rwr2@swbell.net
How I found your page: Uh..... don't remember, maybe it was somebody at Maple Leaf Club or possible on a search many years ago. Can't remember.
Comments:
Condolences, for ever RagTime. Your Friend, Dick Rominger

Apr 15, 1999 - 01:29
From: Elizabeth Wicker    TheWrittenWord@att.net
How I found your page: Address memorized.
Comments:
John Roache's music has brightened my life since I first came on the Internet. It's a shock to log onto the Ragtimers page and discover that he's gone. I ordered his first two CD's and listen to them often. My most sincere condolences to John's family. Know that he was a blessing to us. --Elizabeth

Apr 18, 1999 - 01:16
From: Jay    
How I found your page:
Comments:
Much to my dismay, I have just learned of John's passing. I have been a fan of John's since first discovering his web site back in 1993. It was his marvelous talent and love of ragtime that led me to innumerable richly rewarding musical tours of the various ragtime offerings on the internet.

To say that I was captivated by both his music and his mastery of the midi medium would be an understatement. Perhaps my favorite Roache tune is John's rendition of "Bucktown Buck". I still recall practically wearing out my sound system playing that tune over and over again. In fact, "Bucktown" has maintained an honored place on my Home Page (with John's gracious permission) for some five years now.

My deepest sympathy to the members of John's family. I can only imagine the tremendous void his passing has assuredly left in your lives. But how comforting it must be to realize that his spirit is so vividly alive and well in the legacy of his music. May God Bless You and your family John, and thanks for the wonderful musical experiences you have provided.

Apr 26, 1999 - 00:55
From: Denis Brown    dsbrown@cyllene.uwa.edu.au
How I found your page: Searching for "Maple Leaf Rag" about 18 months ago or so.
Comments:
I've just learned about John's untimely death and would like to extend my sympathy to his family and friends. Even though my musical abilities are limited to playing a radio & record player, I really enjoyed the ragtime melodies which John put together for us to appreciate. As you say, his memory will live on through his music. Many thanks for maintaining this website! Best wishes from Oz 26th Apr 99

May 4, 1999 - 17:07
From: james ansell    karokeking@netscape.com
How I found your page: serched under ansell
Comments:

May 4, 1999 - 20:25
From: Scott Cyre    scyre@attcanada.net
How I found your page: Altavista search
Comments:
LL I HAVE TO SAY IS EVERYONE SHOULD SPEND A LOT OF TIME AT THIS SITE! I think this is a great place, and the web is lucky to have you, John. Great job!

May 6, 1999 - 04:33
From: Takayama Kap Toshiaki    kap@ma.mailbank.ne.jp
How I found your page:
Comments:
I was very surprised to know that Dr. Roache passed away. He not onle let me listen to his beautiful performance but also explained MIDI technique to me. Iam very happy to get to know him, and how I wish I had had time to know him more!!! I hope he entertains the people in the paradise,and I am sure he does. Thank you very much, John, I really appreciate you. Translation ; Iwata Maki

May 16, 1999 - 13:12
From: Sara    Pillow_Lady@custom-pillows.com
How I found your page: Surfing
Comments:
I have thoroughly enjoyed visiting your site and would like you to join me for tea any day at 3pm at my home located at http://www.custom-pillows.com

May 17, 1999 - 20:50
From: Dominic    Binary1230@yahoo.com
How I found your page: From the Scott Joplin Homepage. (Can't remeber the address)
Comments:
This site is the most awesome site I've ever seen for ragtime!!! I love your selection of music. It is great!! I love playing some of these songs. If you recorded all of these yourself, I am very impressed. You have a great site and I hope you keep it up as well as it is now.

May 18, 1999 - 16:57
From: Oscar M. Torres B.    otorres@mpsnet.com.mx
How I found your page: Browsing the net for music, several years ago.
Comments:
John, It is kind of strange sending a mail to someone that is no longer with us in this world. You were a cyber-friend to me thanks to our mutual fondness to ragtime music, me as a listener, you as a performer and savvy compiler. If there is a place where gone souls are to live is here, the web. And remembering you is weaving a finer and subtle net, tenuous yet stronger, an emotional net. John, thanks for your music and see you later... in no time. -Oscar

May 21, 1999 - 15:26
From: Jeff Keegan    jeff_keegan@email.msn.com
How I found your page: Through 'Starting Page.com'
Comments:
I just came upon this site while looking for MIDI sites. This is a terrific site. Throughtfully and creatively organized to be user friendly. After listening to many tracks of some of the best ragtime and stride performances I have heard, I re-read the Home page and learned that Dr. Roache had just passed away very recently.

I was instantly saddened at this news and I share his family's and the planet's loss of such a rare talent as his. It makes this site even more cherished. I should like to have met him. And yet I feel I have, through his Web site. A part of spirit lives here.

This Web site is truly his gift to the world - for all who love this music. His nusic. His life and love of the piano is celebrated here in a way few other memorials can ever match. Please keep this site and his CDs available, so others newly searching the web may also discover, enjoy and celebrate the passion of John Roache's life.

We know now; The Holy Spirt is a ragtime piano lover too... and brought home his best.

May 23, 1999 - 23:50
From: Bob Aukerman    
How I found your page: Browsing for ragtime
Comments:
I had enjoyed this site and the music earlier this year and am very sorry to learn of John's death.

Jun 12, 1999 - 00:04
From: Paul    kufan@attica.net
How I found your page: From a link.
Comments:
What a fabulous place to play....I stumbled onto this by accident and have been a real fan of "Scott Joplin and his style of music since I was small. I love your sight..Thanks so much for maintaining it. - From: - kufan@attica.net

Jun 12, 1999 - 00:10
From: alex    twotoned@aol.com
How I found your page: yahoo.com
Comments:
incredible site. i know how much of a hassle it is to maintain a good looking site, and this is a very well put together one.

Jun 15, 1999 - 12:32
From: Haley cassidy    
How I found your page:
Comments:
Your website is very boring. So boring I could fall asleep looking at it even with someone slapping me.

Jun 17, 1999 - 21:22
From: David Jones-Owen    DavidJonesOwen@compuserve.com
How I found your page: Yahoo
Comments:
Still a first-class site. - From: - DavidJonesOwen@compuserve.com

Jun 19, 1999 - 21:19
From: Ricky Hinson    rickyh@intrstar.net
How I found your page: Surfing
Comments:
I love the music

Jun 26, 1999 - 21:58
From: ken    
How I found your page: searching for player pianos on yahoo
Comments:
Just checking my first computer out, looked up player pianos, here i am enjoying it very much.we had an old player piano, my brother hooked up a sweeper to it to make it play,had a ball

Jul 1, 1999 - 03:33
From: Doris Ann Sjoblom    sjoblom@lcp2.net
How I found your page: Searching for Ragtime Music
Comments:
Love these ragtime pieces. My dad played ragtime, and from age 6 to 85 he enjoyed his piano. I grew up hearing it and loving it too. Thanks for such a nice page. Hope you will continue to have it on the web. Thanks for a lot of nice pieces to enjoy.

Jul 5, 1999 - 02:56
From: Donna J. Bonali    djbjvb@midwest.net
How I found your page: From a Friend
Comments:
I highly enjoyed my visit. Very well done site. Stop by my place and sign the guestbook when you find the time!

Jul 5, 1999 - 16:55
From: RACHEL    
How I found your page: SERCHING
Comments:
I AM SORRY TO HERE ABOUT JOHN.I WISH YOU THE BEST IN THE FUTURE. RACHEL,14 FROM LIVERPOOL

Jul 7, 1999 - 23:17
From: Doug    archerd@mindspring.com
How I found your page: Link from another webpage.
Comments:
Great, great, great, great, great!

Jul 13, 1999 - 13:37
From: Matt Robertson    superfunk@mailcity.com
How I found your page: Search Engine
Comments:
Great site! I thought that the tutorial on ragtime, stride, and novelty was a nice addition - I had never known the difference before. Is there anyplace to buy sheet music for some of these pieces? I've never been able to find any Robin Frost music.

Jul 14, 1999 - 12:00
From: JOSE B. BITE JR.    jbbj@mudspring.uplb.edu.ph
How I found your page: Through Yahoo.com web page
Comments:
A well-constructed web site. I will hear your ragtime music, John, wherever you are.

Jul 22, 1999 - 14:42
From: Jay Corenswet    jcorensw@millinglaw.com
How I found your page: Internet search engine of "Midi and piano"
Comments:
I enjoyed the site. Informative and good music. I downloaded files, sequenced them to midi 0, and can now listen to them "live" on my baby grand piano.

Jul 30, 1999 - 15:43
From: Jim Roache    jamesroache@earthlink.net
How I found your page:
Comments:
Global THANKS to John Popp and Irwin Schwartz for their undying dedication to re-engineering the JRM website and preserving it for the world-wide ragtime community. These two gentlemen have collaborated over the past two months and spent countless hours lending their expertise and wisdom to assuring John's wish to "Spread the Joy of Ragtime on the Internet" continues on.My gratitude to them is indescribable.

Jul 31, 1999 - 06:17
From: pat dudman    patriciam@dudman2.freeserve.co.uk
How I found your page: via Yamaha Club Web Page
Comments:
Fabulous- All I've ever found before was twang & bang! Will most likely contact you for some CD's when I'm solvent (just bought registration disks for my Organ - Ever thought of making some registration disks fro keyboards or organs

Aug 2, 1999 - 09:42
From: Silvio    silviotti@my-deja.com
How I found your page: Ragtimers newsgroup (rec.music.ragtime)
Comments:
This is the best site on Ragtime I've seen yet. As a ragtime and stride player, I enjoyed the files very much. What a job John did, I cannot believe it! I was very sad to hear of his death.

Aug 14, 1999 - 23:45
From: Mark Denni    mdenni@earthlink.net
How I found your page: looking for Scott Joplin
Comments:
This is the best midi site on the web

Aug 19, 1999 - 22:17
From: Dave Waldman    nadoboys@pacbell.net
How I found your page: link from the Yamaha Club UK site
Comments:
Great site and great music! I especially like the well done tutorial on ragtime/stride/novelty piano. I really learned a lot from it!

Aug 26, 1999 - 23:31
From: Marjory    marge123@home.com
How I found your page: Looking for good ragtime music. My lucky day!!
Comments:
I'd just like to let you know that this is the best music on the net. I have downloaded just about every song and I play them at least an hour every night. I have also told all my internet involved friends that this is THE place for great music. One of my favorites is "Hobson".

Sep 2, 1999 - 11:11
From: Steven Stiller    sstiller@usa.net
How I found your page: have had the link virtually forever.
Comments:
I was saddened by John's death. I will always remember with great joy when, last summer at the 1998 Rocky Mountain Ragtime Festival, when John and his lovely wife and I were sitting in his RV under the hot sun, listening to his pre-release of Hot Kumquats. We had a ball. My affection to all the Roaches. God Bless.

Sep 4, 1999 - 20:31
From: James H. Jepson    jhjepson@quixnet.net
How I found your page: Browsing from another ragtime sitel.
Comments:
As you, I am an avid lover of ragtime musis. As I am typing this, I am listening to ragtime from your site. Thanks for providing this wonderful site.

Sep 8, 1999 - 02:32
From: Dennis    DJDenbo@aol.com
How I found your page: Friend
Comments:
Great web site ! Bless Mr. Roache !! He left a legasy, worthy of respect and support !

Sep 13, 1999 - 23:51
From: orville    iokona@pacbell.net
How I found your page: yes yes yes
Comments:
this music puts some wind in your sails!! thank you thank you

Sep 14, 1999 - 15:52
From: Lisa    tazmaniac@home.com
How I found your page:
Comments:
My condolences to the family, friends and other fans of John's music. What a tragic loss for those who loved him and for the internet music community! John's music has eased some of life's rough spots for me, and I'm sure for many others. One just cannot stay in the dumps whilst listening. I've bought "Syncopated Odyssey" and "Hot Kumquats" and love both. Just stopped by to see whether there was a new release... If the decision is ever made to release a CD of any other selections, please send an e-mail note to me. I'd be particularly interested in it.

Sep 14, 1999 - 16:07
From: Phil Mitchell    philm37@yahoo.co.uk
How I found your page: Not sure!
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Sep 22, 1999 - 16:01
From: W.J.Vis    W.Vis@fibre.A2000.nl
How I found your page: Looking
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Sep 24, 1999 - 00:08
From:    
How I found your page:
Comments:
I'm sorry to hear of John's untimely death. His humor and great talent were most obvious upon each visit to the web page. Owen D. Miller owedave@erols.com

Sep 28, 1999 - 04:27
From: Bill Walters    W6pad@cruzio
How I found your page: from a friend some one sent it to him
Comments:

Sep 29, 1999 - 00:17
From: Sean Calhoun    qflyboy@value.net
How I found your page: a search for ragtime quite some time ago.
Comments:
I've always loved this site, John's music and his free access to works composed by him and his knowledge of Ragtime Music. I have two of his CDs and am saddened by his death. May his music live forever!

Oct 1, 1999 - 09:31
From: Phil Doyle -- PEI, Canada    mill.phil@pei.sympatico.ca
How I found your page: Looking for Joplin Rags
Comments:
Ragtime and Scott Joplin --- A-One in my books. Your ragtime site is great -- keep it up. Thx

Oct 1, 1999 - 15:15
From: Mary Kay Blankenship    StaceyVisger@aol.com
How I found your page: A wonderful accident
Comments:
Such a wonderful surprise. I'm new on the computer, trying to find my way and found these glorious sounds. You made my day. Thank you. Mary Kay Las Vegas, Nv.

Oct 8, 1999 - 11:36
From: Gustaf von Plomgren    gvp@swipnet.se
How I found your page: With Yahoo
Comments:
It is exelent. I lives in Sweden I have a 1912 Steck AEolian 3 deck player piano, resored by myself have done 10 moore for frends. I also have ower 400 rolls some unike, like to be in contack with somone with the same interests. Gustaf von Plomgren

Oct 13, 1999 - 14:30
From: Mark Deane    
How I found your page: Excellent ,super. 10 out of 10.
Comments:
probably the most informative website on the net.

Oct 13, 1999 - 22:04
From: David Young    YOUNGEMSA
How I found your page: Searching for Ragtime
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Oct 18, 1999 - 23:03
From: John Vallee    valleejr@megsinet.net
How I found your page: Yahoo search for Ragtime MIDIs
Comments:
This music has always struck a chord (pun intended) with me, as if I lived a previous life in this time period. Thanks for bringing it alive, keeping it alive.

Oct 20, 1999 - 12:10
From: Doug Yetter    dougyetter@aol.com
How I found your page: Link off Buster Keaton home page
Comments:

Nov 5, 1999 - 16:25
From: Mariano Siccardi    epalomo@copetel.com.ar
How I found your page: searching about ragtime
Comments:
do you have any midi ragtimes? If you have some, please send us

Nov 5, 1999 - 19:56
From: R. Sue    Rsuedodea@email.msn.com
How I found your page: surfin'
Comments:
Thanks for this fabulous musical, cultural and electronic experience. A superior site on my bookmarks. This music gives me real joy. Your guided tour is insightful, enlightening. What a gift -- thanks!

Nov 17, 1999 - 22:39
From: carlos    carlos-a-a@excite.com
How I found your page: yahoo.com
Comments:
Su pagina es magnifica (The best page of midi´s ragtime- carlos from Spain

Nov 22, 1999 - 07:27
From: Marla    feisty49@aol.com
How I found your page: Connection from another web site: http://www.stormi.com/
Comments:
Great music!! Thanks to all who helped create this site.

Nov 26, 1999 - 18:47
From: Daniel Niewolak    thecure
How I found your page: browsing throught the midi file section.
Comments:

Nov 30, 1999 - 23:35
From: Meredith    Meredith2b@aol.com
How I found your page: browsing
Comments:
I love this site! I've played piano since I was 11 years old and love ragtime. Keep up the good work.

Dec 12, 1999 - 17:07
From: Bob Shields of England    r.shields@which.net
How I found your page: Type Midi+ragtime into a search engine
Comments:
I gather from the caption under Mr Roache's picture that he has died. That is a great shame and thogh I never met him of I fell a loss. Not of course to be compared to that of his nearest and dearest. We should all be grateful for the enjoyment we have got from this site in the past. Bob Shields

Dec 18, 1999 - 03:30
From: cam marshall    petewendling @ aol.com
How I found your page: Web surfing .
Comments:
I very much enjoy listening to your recordings but why dont you have any by Pete Wendling or Clearance Johnson two of my favorite composers not to mention Albert Ammes or Pete Johnson? If you have some by them I would be very interested in hearing what you have. Thank you so very much.

Dec 29, 1999 - 03:28
From: Gustavo Lopes    cymbalo@elogica.com.br
How I found your page: very good
Comments:
i miss you, it's a peace of the pianists who like good music.

Dec 30, 1999 - 14:35
From: Carlos    delacruz@miralles.cl
How I found your page: I don't remember how... maybe looking for great musin in the net...
Comments:
I had received a Christmas greeting from John every year and I was wondering what's wrong this 1999 and decided to come to his web page... I'm really very sad to know he passed away... I'm happy to know that many people in the world will enjoy John's ragtime forever... I will never miss you John!... My compassionate love to his family!

Jan 4, 2000 - 15:25
From: Martijn Vromans    martijnvromans@hotmail.com
How I found your page: www.yahoo.com. I searched for RAGTIME+MIDI+FILES
Comments:
I haven't got any suggestions, because this site is the best MIDI site on the whole web! Martijn Pieter Vromans, pianist.

Jan 22, 2000 - 22:07
From: NICOLA TANCREDI    ntancredi@lucania.net ; reddytancredi@hotmail.com
How I found your page:
Comments:
HAI FATTO UN LAVORO FAVOLOSO!!!! CHE IL MONDO INTERO TE NE SIA GRATO. Nicola Tancredi ( Stigliano-MT-: Basilicata = ITALIA ).

Jan 22, 2000 - 22:12
From: LUCIANO PAVAROTTI    procero@email.xoom.it
How I found your page:
Comments:
COMPLIMENTI....PUOI FARE DI MEGLIO !

Jan 22, 2000 - 22:14
From: -    -
How I found your page: _
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Jan 23, 2000 - 15:49
From: Chloe    groovychick74@hotmail.com
How I found your page:
Comments:
What is ragtime? a deffinition please cos we have to find out about it for our music homework!!

Feb 14, 2000 - 20:34
From: Dr. James H. Pitt-Payne Physician/Psycho-Analyst    Pittpayne@btinternet.com
How I found your page: Recommendation from a friend
Comments:
This is an outstanding page and a fitting memorial to John Roache. My condolences to his family and may they draw comfort from the fact that here in the United Kingdom, London - in the very small hours of the morning - one rather sleepy MD PsychoAnalyst is marvelling at these beautifully crisp MIDI performances. Though I play piano myself, I am all fingers and thumbs with Ragtime - as many of us are I suspect! - so what a joy to hear the left hand working in harmony with the right and all those jumps being executed to perfection.

Feb 17, 2000 - 15:10
From: Larissa    Ellieyj10@aol.com
How I found your page: through school
Comments:
Your site is very interesting!

Feb 20, 2000 - 09:02
From: Tim. Jones (Newcastle upon Tyne, England)    tim.jones7@freeuk.com
How I found your page: Discovered it hidden in a MIDI file someone gave me.
Comments:
VERY sad to hear of John's death. I have his MIDI files and just popped in to see if there were some new ones. So, it must be nearly a year since I last popped in. Whoever is keeping the site up, keep doing it; it's fab and groovy.

Feb 25, 2000 - 13:14
From: Kiichiro Inoue    wistaria@aat.mtci.ne.jp
How I found your page:
Comments:
I am feeling find it.

Feb 25, 2000 - 15:44
From: John Fish    JCfish1@cableinet.co.uk.
How I found your page: Brilliant Like a breath of fresh air
Comments:

Feb 25, 2000 - 15:44
From: John Fish    JCfish1@cableinet.co.uk.
How I found your page: Brilliant Like a breath of fresh air
Comments:

Feb 28, 2000 - 11:18
From: Jerry Ear    don't have one
How I found your page: By typing a name in the yahoo search program
Comments:
You NEED to have more information about the Harlem Renaissance.

Mar 6, 2000 - 03:33
From: LEE    pypa_99@yahoo.com
How I found your page: I TYPED IN COTT JOPLIN AND I PRESSED ON YOUR WEB SITE.
Comments:
It's bloody fantastic! THANKYOU LOTS!

Mar 10, 2000 - 00:02
From: Juan Hernandez    rmata@savane.com
How I found your page: I did a search for midi on the www web
Comments:
How can I download midi files?

Mar 17, 2000 - 16:15
From:    tmo
How I found your page:
Comments:
I'm trying to find tabs and/or chord charts for many songs from the 1920's. I'm mainly looking for a lot of hot jazz and then some other old time stuff. Can anyone help me out?! It would be appreciated.

Mar 17, 2000 - 16:17
From: westen    tmowse@yahoo.com
How I found your page: searched around
Comments:
Oops, I messed up my last entry. Anyway, I'm looking for chord charts and/or tab for a lot of 1920's jazz and also some other old time stuff. Cany anyone help?! It would be appreciated.

Mar 28, 2000 - 17:04
From: MANUEL MORILLO CA    MMORILLOCA@NEXO.ES
How I found your page: I DON´T KNOW AND YOU?
Comments:
PLEASE WHERE CAN I FIND FREE PARTITURES OF SCOTT JOPLIN IN INTERNET????? PARTITURES=MUSIC PAPERS WITH NOTES,CLAVES, PARTITURES PARTITURAS IS THE SPANISH NAME

Apr 3, 2000 - 17:34
From: Arno Robison    arobison@mindspring.com
How I found your page: GOOGLE search engine
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Apr 11, 2000 - 23:30
From: Hamish Davidson    bluegrass@net-tech.com.au
How I found your page: I can't remember
Comments:
This site rules! I am Hamish Davidson. I am 16 years old, and I live in Victoria, Australia. I found this site mid 1999, and I'm still coming back at least once a month. Bluegrass was once my sole passion (banjo and fiddle are my two main instruments), however I have been converted. I now spend more time on the piano than anything else.

Apr 21, 2000 - 13:44
From: Richard Hixson    
How I found your page: I searched under "Ragtime" in yahoo search.
Comments:
You should put some more recent songs on your website like the maple leaf rag or the entertainer. E-mail me at out99@excite.com to tell me anything.

Apr 27, 2000 - 21:35
From: Ro    Twinamn326@aol.com
How I found your page: Search engine
Comments:
I love your music........Be back soon.. Please let me know where I can down load some of these songs.

May 4, 2000 - 22:20
From: wwww    xxx
How I found your page: xxxx
Comments:
wwwww

May 7, 2000 - 16:37
From: Sally McClenaghan    jimsal@homestead.com
How I found your page: Yahoo Search
Comments:
I had to stop by and tell you that I think your site is marvelous. I've search several ragtime midi sites, and I feel your's is the best. I've downloaded several of your pieces and used them as background for our web site. I hope you don't mind. I did acknowledge your site on my acknowledgement page. If you want to see what I've done, the URl is www.jimsal.com The "Travel Journals" site is where I used your tunes (on most of the pages). Thank you for sharing your music with all of us in cyberspace

May 8, 2000 - 18:10
From: Robin Frazier    george.robin@btinternet.com
How I found your page: surfing for a sound clip to put on my own web site.
Comments:
awesome!

May 17, 2000 - 22:19
From: Yogi    delraybass@aol.com
How I found your page: Search for "stride piano"
Comments:
Great sound !

May 24, 2000 - 18:53
From: Bob Greene    ch755@juno.com
How I found your page: It's been so long that I can't recall.
Comments:
I have enjoyed John Roache's brilliantly played music almost from his first days on the Web, and was, as were many others, deeply saddened to hear of his untimely death. I thought that surely a person with his wealth of musical knowledge and experience must be much older than I; then discovered that he was eight years younger. He left a legacy of great music for us to enjoy.

May 26, 2000 - 10:34
From: Georgene Bous    gsbous@snowcrest.net
How I found your page: internet search
Comments:
What a great place to get a dose of what I've missed the most! My mother was a Ragtime Piano player and she passed away in 1981. When I was a kid I used to sit under our upright and put my ear against the box to get the maximum high from the music. I have never been able to get ragtime and stride out of my blood! (don't think I'd want to) Thank you for all you've done!

May 31, 2000 - 10:41
From: Vincent J. Cardillo Jr.    jmcfund@hotmail.com
How I found your page: Surfing
Comments:
Thank you for all of this GREAT music. This has got to be the best and most fantastic collection of midi's on the internet. Great job. Keep up the good work. Remember; God gave us music, so we could pray without words.

Jun 6, 2000 - 18:31
From: Warren C. Swartz    warswa1@junoc.om
How I found your page: I searched for Ragtime Midis
Comments:
I love ragtime music and want to see it played first hand in person but I don't know if there are ever any concerts in the Phoenix, Arizona area. I am dying to see and hear someone playing the ragtime piano. I would thoroughly enjoy it. Please let me know if there is a schedule for out here in the West. Thanks.

Jun 7, 2000 - 12:16
From:    
How I found your page:
Comments:
put everyone in the school on here and name

Jun 9, 2000 - 10:39
From: Warren C. Swartz    warswa1@juno.com
How I found your page: Searching for Ragtime Music.
Comments:
I really enjoy listening to the midi files and appreciate all the work it must have taken to get all this to work as easily as it does. By the way, is there any kind of a concert being set up in the Phoenix, Arizona area? I would thoroughly love to go and see these pianists play; I have never seen any of it played in person. Thanks for any help you can send my way.

Jun 25, 2000 - 22:55
From: Kevin Christensen    kchrist@home.com
How I found your page: ASK.COM
Comments:
Is it possible to get the music to "Chicago Rapid Transit" by George McClellen? It's great!

Jul 2, 2000 - 04:41
From: Jane and Russell BARNES    jblib@cecom.net
How I found your page: just searching for jazz piano
Comments:
I am a life long lover of stride piano - have a large record library here in the southern area of the UK. Would like to hear more about you please. Russ Barnes

Jul 5, 2000 - 14:16
From: Hans Bärfuss    hans.baerfuss@bluewin.ch
How I found your page: Search engine
Comments:
Excellent site. Exciting ragtime music. Beside ragtime I'm also interested in Art Tatum's arrangements. Have you got any links?

Jul 10, 2000 - 18:02
From: Frank Johnny Schuetten    johnny@eunet.at
How I found your page: Searching for "Stride-Piano"
Comments:
What a wonderful work you do by keeping up the wonderful tradition of Novelty and Stride-Piano! I am a pianist from Austria, Europe, and your site is a incredible help to improve my knowledge and skills about stride - there is a group of players in Germany and Austria who made James P. Johnson and Fats Waller a fixed part in their concert repertoire, your site gives us great inspiration for that. Do you know a good source for Novelty MIDI or sheet music. Greetings from NYC, where I live at the moment.

Aug 1, 2000 - 19:52
From: Warren C. Swartz    warswa1@juno.com
How I found your page: Searching for Ragtime Midis.
Comments:
I just love ragtime music. It's hard for me to just sit and listen to it without getting into it. I can't hold my feet still. I would just dearly love to be able to play it. I do play the Entertainer but that is about it. I guess I will just have to sit and practice and practice and practice. Anyway, I am 62 years old and some people think I am crazy for listening to ragtime but I just love solo piano with no other instruments. I especially like the 3 sheets, Herbie and the Belle of Louisville. They are my favorites. I found this site by searching for ragtime midis.

Aug 13, 2000 - 17:16
From: Paul Aaron "Cowboy Joe"    paulAcowboyjoe@aol.com
How I found your page: links page
Comments:
Great web site and music. I play REAL Western music on the radio, including my famous theme song, Ragtime Cowboy Joe. Would you please consider adding that song to your menu? Thanks. Best Regards, Cowboy Joe. WWW.COWBOYJOESRADIORANCH.COM

Aug 20, 2000 - 19:17
From: Jared    Seabeagle@juno.com
How I found your page: Web Search
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Aug 24, 2000 - 12:28
From: Judy Ashwander-Moore    donmoore@gulftel.com
How I found your page: Previous contacts with John
Comments:
Thank you for continueing to include John's wonderful workup on The Music of Donald Ashwander, Volumes I and II. I still thoroughly enjoy John's unique recordings and I know he is still missed terribly by friends and family. I have moved from Texas and would like to provide you my new mailing address, phone, etc. for change on the website when possible: New Address: Judy Ashwander-Moore P. O. Box 4349 Gulf Shores, AL 36547-4349 Phone: (334) 967-4484 Fax #: (334) 967-4486 E-mail: donmoore@gulftel.com Thank you again for your support of my late brother's music. Judy Ashwander-Moore

Sep 1, 2000 - 06:05
From: Merja Louka    louka@hotmail.com
How I found your page: I got tips from a friend.
Comments:
I wonder if there is ragtime musik in AIF/AIFF, WAV or MOV forms downloads somewere? Merja

Sep 23, 2000 - 18:41
From: Bill Pryor    BillPryor1@Home.com
How I found your page: Followed a link from Warren Trachtman's page.
Comments:
I found this web-site while exploring for midi files. In fact, I wound up here by following one of Warren Trachtman's links. Glad I did. I would like permission to use "Chigago Rapid Transit" as background music on one of my sites - http://www.JCCA.net. I have placed one of Warren's numbers on one of the pages, giving him full credit for his music. Were I to use Chicago Rapid Transit, I would ascribe credit to George McClelland, and provide notes on why he wrote it and to whom it is dedicated.

Oct 5, 2000 - 01:49
From: John S. MacKay    k35454@direct.ca
How I found your page: Yahoo! search
Comments:
I used to own a WILLIS (Canadian) pumper, but circumstances forced me to dispose of it. It was built circa 1917. Anyway, my computer takes up a lot less space ...and energy! Thanks ever so much for the downloads. John S. MacKay. VE7AFN.

Oct 22, 2000 - 18:12
From: Jean Ritchhart    jritchhart@yahoo.com
How I found your page: Ask Jeeves
Comments:
Hi-My Grandmother had an album of a ragtime piano player named "Del Wood". The album was probably music of the 50's or 60's. Do you know the artist and where might I purchase more of her albums? She truly was an awesome player.

Nov 17, 2000 - 13:57
From: j    
How I found your page:
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Nov 29, 2000 - 14:27
From: Rechelle Palacios    Tamales84@Hotmail.com
How I found your page: I have a research paper on Ragtime and Jazz. On how it was back when it first started.
Comments:

Dec 2, 2000 - 11:45
From: Cap'n Dub    williamsdl@carldouglas.com
How I found your page: Yahoo search for MIDI, ragtime, Joplin
Comments:
Thank you for one of the best Websites I've seen. . . ever! The site is loaded with content and well-written. The explanations of Ragtime, Stride, and Novelty are pithy, concise, and complete, and the audio examples make a difficult topic easy to understand. You can be assured that I will be sharing your URL with my friends. Suggestions? Only one: If you could insert a few bars of the sheet music into your explanations, it would provide a visual picture to go with the audio. Thanks for offering a public service with your wares. You are unusual.

Dec 11, 2000 - 08:09
From: kathryn newman    katmannew@cs.com
How I found your page: "stumbling" around, I meant to look you up as soon as i got on line(1yr ago)
Comments:
once again, i'm a day late and a dollar short.

Dec 15, 2000 - 19:19
From: Paul Kind    pk1@york.ac.uk
How I found your page: Alta Vista search
Comments:

Dec 21, 2000 - 23:56
From: Rona L. Francioni    blazing_bloomers@yahoo.com
How I found your page:
Comments:
This is absolutely beautiful.

Dec 27, 2000 - 08:28
From: Stan (Seb) Bass    stanjan@iweb.net.au
How I found your page: Internet search
Comments:
My Dad always loved "Ragtime piano music" and I guess I must have got my liking for it from him .... just refound this page after a few years and just love the way John's music sounds through my pc "Goldstar module ...specialy when I change the instrument to "Honkey Tonk" ....sounds so cool....on yaa John...your music will live on mate.....:):)

Jan 1, 2001 - 11:41
From: Cas    cas@intekom.co.za
How I found your page: Visited a couple of times - found it in an attachment to a midi I downloaded once - I play as well.
Comments:
Very sad to see John has passed away... There are not many ragtime artists left in the world that can realy play tha piano

Jan 7, 2001 - 17:33
From: Kevin Utter    kvutter@ezlink.com
How I found your page: Browser "find" request, through MSN find
Comments:
Very Nice collection!

Jan 18, 2001 - 13:48
From: rhys johnson    rhys_johnson@hotmail.com
How I found your page: www.google.com search engine
Comments:
this is a fantastic site, i have enjoyed studying all of the history of ragtime music and the music library was very helpful !!!

Feb 9, 2001 - 04:30
From: Wolfgang Schneider    wolfgang.schneider@ingenio.com
How I found your page: through a search machine
Comments:
I bought a yamaha diskpiano a few days ago and I am looking for ragtime music discs for this kind of piano. Can you help me?

Feb 10, 2001 - 16:17
From: Yvonne    tgood2b2ru@aol.com
How I found your page: performed a massive search and spent hours sorting through the trash to finally find the gem!
Comments:
Hi John, I'm back. I lost your web site address and am so please I finally found it again. Your site has brought many happy hours of listening. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Feb 23, 2001 - 13:29
From:    
How I found your page:
Comments:
i think u need to put more 411 on the different styles of jazz. thank you kiley geller

Feb 24, 2001 - 12:02
From: Thom Kilpatrick    thom@feelings.com
How I found your page: surfing
Comments:
Hi, I was searching for some rag site for a 74-year-old friend of ours, Alice, who's in a retirement home in Long Beach and describes the internet as "my only porthole out of this place." She's a long-time, very knowledgeable collector/researcher of late 19th and early 20th Century music, rag included. I've been a journalist, writer and sometime-teacher for 25 years and don't throw compliments around carelessly. But I was stunned by the excellence of your website. In particular, "What Is Ragtime, Stride and Novelty Piano?" has to be the best written, designed and implemented bit of online teaching I've seen. (In fact, it's one of the best examples of good teaching I've encountered anywhere, online or offline.) Thanks and congratulations. I see Torrance mentioned on your site. Alice is from Torrance, and my wife and I have a home in Old Torrance, near Cabrillo and Sepulveda. Do you ever give talks/demos/performances in this area, or do you know of other rag-related events near here (or Long Beach)? Though she's wheelchair bound, we could get Alice to such a happening. Our phone number is 213/328-1882. Keep the rain off your midis, and enjoy your day. Thom Kilpatrick (and wife Susan Iknayan over my shoulder)

Feb 24, 2001 - 12:28
From: Thom Kilpatrick    thom@feelings.com
How I found your page: surfing
Comments:
I am so sorry not to have paid better attention to your home page. When I sent a note to John just now, I had not noticed the years under his photo. I'm glad someone is carrying on the site. My queries about events in the Torrance/Long Beach area still apply. Any tips will be appreciated. All good wishes, Thom Kilpatrick

Feb 24, 2001 - 13:55
From: Martin Santos    santosma@yupimail.com
How I found your page: Yahoo search (i love jazz)
Comments:
Very good web site!

Mar 6, 2001 - 16:21
From: My name is Julia-Marie.    www.spoiledbrat@33
How I found your page: I was looking up that good piano guy Scott Joplin.
Comments:
I think your web site is great.And I think you should put more pictures on here.But other than that this web site is so cool!

Mar 9, 2001 - 14:34
From: Bethany    me@bethanyarmstrong.com
How I found your page: search
Comments:
I wish I'd known him. Such a neat guy! Thank you for sharing your love of Rag Time with others!

Mar 31, 2001 - 20:10
From: Denis    po@sandy.ru
How I found your page: by Yahoo
Comments:
Thank you, sir. This is greate work and greate site.

Apr 21, 2001 - 02:55
From: Keith Giles    asharpguy@hotmail.com
How I found your page: www.ask.com search . . ragtime and midi
Comments:
Hello . . What a terrific site. It was the perfect way to be introduced quickly to different forms of ragtime and stride music. If only all my searches were both so easy and so worthwhile. I only wish I had Mr. Roach to thank personally. Thanks for keeping the site active.

Apr 25, 2001 - 11:53
From: kim hee-yeon    tewona@hitel.net
How I found your page:
Comments:
hello!! i'm korean.. i like ragtime music....very fun... thank you

Apr 26, 2001 - 13:17
From: Mickie    debracipriano@msn.com
How I found your page: One of my students did a biography on the great Scott Joplin, and a link lead to your homepage. I'm glad it did! Thanks.
Comments:
Ragtime music is inspiring, happy, and NEEDED in 2001! Thanks for your marvelous talent!

May 21, 2001 - 05:34
From: andie kaina    andiekaina@yahoo.com
How I found your page: i click about ragtime
Comments:
i'd like to know all about ragtime history and more imformation about ragtime musician nowadays. where i can find free ragtime's parts of music? i really-really need it for my recital, i used to play rag music once, it's called 'kettle rag' and since that day i get more interisting about rag music.thank you.

May 29, 2001 - 20:20
From: Ed Rummel (not related to Jack Rummel)    ewrummel@yahoo.com
How I found your page: Don't remember, maybe rtpress.com or web ring
Comments:
I'm sorry John's no longer around to tell him how much I enjoy this web site, the info and the music. It will be a good resource for our concert band's spring 2002 ragtime concert. Whoever, is keeping this web site up for John, it is the best tribute to him and all the TLC he put into it. Thanks! P.S. Who is keeping this up for John?

Jun 3, 2001 - 17:43
From: arlindo abreu    ip294717@ip.pt
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Fantastic!! How i can buy the scores?

Jun 19, 2001 - 18:02
From: Walter    jeawl@talk21.com
How I found your page: Extremely lucky!!!
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Thank you for giving me so mutch pleasure. W.E.M.

Jul 9, 2001 - 16:24
From: Jack Laing    jack@janala.freeserve.co.uk
How I found your page: Browsing
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Glad to have found your site - I'm enjoying the music

Aug 19, 2001 - 18:15
From: Dominic    
How I found your page: Chance
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Just sheer joy to listen to these old tunes, lets keep them alive for the internet age.

Aug 28, 2001 - 21:26
From: Jack Johnson    jackj@arkansas.net
How I found your page: search engine, subject ragtime
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I'm writing this with a lump in my throat because discovering this wonderful site tonight was like coming home from a very long journey. There was always a piano in my home and and played by someone daily. I am 63 years old and my grandmother and grandfather were both ragtime piano players. My grandmother composed and published a number of rags and my grandfather, known locally as "Ragtime Bob", played (part time) for the silent movies at the old Orpheum theater in Memphis, TN and played demonstrations of new sheet music at a music store. I only heard them play a few times but remember well my grandfather tearing up the Maple Leaf Rag. Although not ragtime, my dad tried to carry on the tradition and he played almost every night. Ragtime music has always been special to me (even though I turned out to be a drummer). Thanks for the memories!

Aug 28, 2001 - 21:26
From: Jack Johnson    jackj@arkansas.net
How I found your page: search engine, subject ragtime
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I'm writing this with a lump in my throat because discovering this wonderful site tonight was like coming home from a very long journey. There was always a piano in my home and and played by someone daily. I am 63 years old and my grandmother and grandfather were both ragtime piano players. My grandmother composed and published a number of rags and my grandfather, known locally as "Ragtime Bob", played (part time) for the silent movies at the old Orpheum theater in Memphis, TN and played demonstrations of new sheet music at a music store. I only heard them play a few times but remember well my grandfather tearing up the Maple Leaf Rag. Although not ragtime, my dad tried to carry on the tradition and he played almost every night. Ragtime music has always been special to me (even though I turned out to be a drummer). Thanks for the memories!

Sep 4, 2001 - 01:15
From: my friend's call me elvis    holy123@telocity.com
How I found your page: serfed on in from sid files
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sorry to hear john passin on he's playing piano for the big man now the web site is very beautiful and the music midi files the koolest an honor to visit john's web site listen and download files some of the koolest kat's ever boorne are on the web it stretches to infinit'y and beyond again my condolence's on john's passing sincerly my friend's call me elvis holy123@telocity.com

Sep 4, 2001 - 01:16
From: my friend's call me elvis    holy123@telocity.com
How I found your page: serfed on in from sid files
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sorry to hear john passin on he's playing piano for the big man now the web site is very beautiful and the music midi files the koolest an honor to visit john's web site listen and download files some of the koolest kat's ever boorne are on the web it stretches to infinit'y and beyond again my condolence's on john's passing sincerly my friend's call me elvis holy123@telocity.com

Sep 7, 2001 - 05:21
From: michelle    
How I found your page: on a link from google
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I'm doig a ragtime presentation for school and this was just perfect. It explains ragtime step-by-step.

Nov 10, 2001 - 06:35
From: beth    tot130@hotmail.com
How I found your page: search
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Hi! The only thing I want to no is what type of music is ragtime?

Nov 17, 2001 - 12:52
From: Clemens Vogler    clem@wolfgangsee.com
How I found your page: serched for midi files for piano solo
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congratulations what nice pieces you have in there. i would have oved to find some more stride. some fats and some more johnson, willie the lion. i also appreciate you piano capabilites. would be nice to hear from you. clem:-)

Nov 18, 2001 - 09:30
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Nov 20, 2001 - 15:25
From: Bruno Zambelli    b.za@freesurf.ch
How I found your page: I find your page realy very good
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My name is Bruno Zambelli. I'm living in Switzerland (in the mid of Europe). Thank you for this nice midi-title "GEORGIA ON MY MIND", Johnny Morris (p). I'm 60 and also an amateur-piano/-trombone-player and I meet every week 6 friends to make together happy Jazz(New Orleans-stile).Sorry My English, hope you can read this. Regards Bruno

Nov 20, 2001 - 15:25
From: Bruno Zambelli    b.za@freesurf.ch
How I found your page: I find your page realy very good
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My name is Bruno Zambelli. I'm living in Switzerland (in the mid of Europe). Thank you for this nice midi-title "GEORGIA ON MY MIND", Johnny Morris (p). I'm 60 and also an amateur-piano/-trombone-player and I meet every week 6 friends to make together happy Jazz(New Orleans-stile).Sorry My English, hope you can read this. Regards Bruno

Nov 24, 2001 - 21:26
From: Jerry Chudy    jerrychudy@hotmail.com
How I found your page: I found your site after requesting a search on MSN for ragtime music.
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I was suprised and happy to discover John Roaches's great website dedicated to ragtime music. It's a treasure chest of American musical masterpieces, a rich chapter in our American musical heritage. John may have been an ordinary pharmacist, but he was certainly an extraordinary master musician, musical historian, and music lover. His love of ragtime music and entertainment is so apparent. After listening to several of John's collections of classic American ragtime and reading some of his biographical sketches about the composers, you can't help but feel a sense of gratitude to John. It expresses his generosity in freely sharing his great music collection. Peace and thanks, from a fan of yours!

Dec 21, 2001 - 23:32
From: Howard Tattrie    garfent@cogeco.ca
How I found your page: I've been here before
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hi downloaded some stuff before, but quickley relaised that there is no better place for this music than here! Good for you!! And good for us!! If you have some files that you have to pay for, please let me know. I'd be more than happy to pay for them. I've found, that while collecting midi files - there are midi files and then "there are midi files". Yours fall into the second category.

Dec 21, 2001 - 23:43
From: Howard Tattrie    garfent@cogeco.ca
How I found your page: I'd been here before
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Well,. I didn't realise that Mr. Roache had passed away. This is a different thing all together. I'd like to ge t some midi files and I'm not opposed to paying for them. Please let me know what I can get..... I'm really shocked to see that Mr. Roache is gone. H Tattrie.

Dec 30, 2001 - 21:41
From: Al Jackson    ajax@wizard.com
How I found your page: In Commodore Computer Link. I still have most of the Ragtime music that Mr. Roache did for the C64 on Q-link and pass it along whenever I get the chance. Enjoy it very much.
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