It's interesting to note that this style of music also influenced and inspired classical composers like Claude Debussy and Igor Stravinsky during the early 1900's.
Rag-time piano music should be played relatively slowly, but still the original compositions by Scott Joplin, and the free sheet music below, are unfortunately not for beginners. (The music may give you a worthy goal to work for, though!)
In case you're not quite ready for the big pieces yet, I can recommend this book with much easier but still great sounding arrangements: Scott Joplin's Greatest Hits(link goes to Amazon).
Free Ragtime Music for Piano
The Maple Leaf Rag is one of the most popular Ragtime pieces by Scott Joplin.
Here I have selected a few of Scott Joplin's most popular and somewhat easier, (in their original form) rag-time pieces.
The sheet music is in the public domain, so you can print for free and start playing immediately!
Click on each link to open a PDF in a new window. Then you can just print it!