Maple Leaf Rag

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  • Maple Leaf Rag
    • General Points
      • Virtuosic piano solo
      • Ragtime - broken up melody
      • Structure is minuet and trio (not typical)
    • Harmony
      • Ab major for the minuet, Db for the start of the trio, then back to Ab major
      • Fairly diatonic - auxiliary notes used, dissonance
      • Bars 7 & 8 are minor
    • Melody
      • 4 bar phrases
      • Added ornaments
    • Rhythm
      • Semiquavers create syncopation when tied
      • Bars 7 & 8 aren't syncopated
      • Military tempo

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