Ragtime

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  • Ragtime
    • Late 19th + early 20th century
      • Impossible to hear music unless you went to a venue or made music yourself.
        • Piano
          • Chamber Instrument
        • market ripe for anyone who could play music
    • left hand: broken chords in "oompah" style
      • alternating between root or the 5th
    • Syncopated melody
      • In octaves in higher range (sometimes)
    • Full of life and rhythmic energy
    • Scott Joplin
      • "The Entertainer"
      • "Maple Leaf Ragf"
    • Piano Rolls
      • mechanised hammers hit the strings

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