Ragtime

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  • Ragtime
    • Originated from African-American music in the late 19th century
      • Plantation songs
      • Marches
      • Cakewalk
      • Style derived from jigs and marches played by African-American bands
    • Rhythm
      • 2/4 and 4/4
      • Syncopated melody in the right hand
      • Lively and Springy
      • 'Ragged' time
      • Stride Piano
    • Popular between 1893-1917
    • Composers
      • Scott Joplin
      • Jelly Roll Morton
      • Eubie blake
      • James P. Johnson
    • Spread by print music and piano rolls
    • Written to accompany dancing

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