Ragtime Overview

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  • Ragtime
    • Example- The Entertainer
      • Intro repeated short motif
        • Sequenced
        • Doubled at the octave
        • Final time extended
      • B1 section played octave higher
      • 2/4 metre
        • Ragtime 'twostep'
        • Hemiola
      • C major
    • Melody/ Techniques
      • Syncopation
      • No improvisation
      • Chromaticism
      • Repetitions
      • Sequences
      • Melodic fragmentation
    • Harmony/ Tonality
      • Chromaticism in harmonies
      • Modulations to related keys e.g. dominant, subdominant, relative minor
        • Classical influences
      • Clearly definable keys
      • stride bass plays tonic, then chord
    • Structure
      • Defined by modulations to either (usually) dominant or relative minor
        • Classical influence
      • Ternary form
      • Short intros and sometimes codas
    • Rhythm
      • Syncopated right hand
      • Um-cha bass line
      • Stride bass
    • Timbre
      • Piano (most common)
      • Banjo (less common)
      • Later arranged for small ensemble
        • Leading to Dixieland
    • Texture
      • Melody-dominated homophony
      • Doubling at the octave
      • Moments of polyphony, though this is more rare

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