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    • Ragtime ~ Scott Joplin 1895
      • MELODY
        • Usually the compositions had 16-Bar phrases divided into 4 equal parts
        • Melody line features arpeggios
        • Blues notes (altered scale degrees)
        • Chromatic shifts
      • HARMONY
        • Strong sense of harmony, conventional
        • Strong tonic and dominant relationship, predominants and chromatic shifts
        • Modulations to explore relationships between keys
        • Left hand is supportive and never syncopated
        • Harmonic Movement - I to V
      • STRUCTURE
        • Multi-theme music, four themes grouped ABACD/ABCD
        • Recapitulation - returning to the original theme and key
      • RHYTHM
        • Simple syncopation
        • Rarely rhythmically complex
        • Repetition of rhythms, mechanical nature
        • Stride In the left hand
        • Running Quavers
    • Sidewalk Blues ~ Jelly Roll Morton 1926
      • INSTRUMENTATION
        • Trombone - frontline instrument, provides different sounding melodies with wawa.
        • Clarinet - frontline instrument, accompanies melody
        • Trumpet - lead instrument, many solo melodies and improvisation
        • Drum Kit - provide a pulse and appears for transitions and start of sections
        • Piano - Provides a quiet, background melody, syncopated rhythms
      • RHYTHM
        • Syncopation
        • Staccato chords, punchy, 2nd and 4th beats
        • Rhythms in swing/shuffle style
        • 4/4 time signature
      • STRUCTURE
        • Opening 2-Bar phrase is repeated, with an altered final note
        • 8 bar intro, with introductions of each frontline instrument
          • Leads into section A
      • HARMONY
        • Standard 12 bar blues progression
        • To chord II (F Minor) at start of final phrase

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