Ragtime

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Ragtime

Structure

  • 8- or 18-bar phrases
  • Return of 'A' sections (as in Rondo Form)
  • Use of section repeats
  • Relates to Minuet and Trio form
  • Relates to march structure

Keys

  • Strong use of tonic
  • Subdominant near end
  • Dominant progression in middle of phrases
  • Use of related keys

Chords

  • V7 - I at cadence points
  • Use of flattened VI - Ic - V7 - I
  • Diminished

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