• Rag time
o Late 19 century
o Developed with small bands or Dixie land jazz
o Learn to syncopate music to make it seem “jazzy”
Right hand – plays a highly syncopated happy melody.
• Didn’t use any of the blues notes.
Left hand – Plays Bass notes, as well as rhythm.
o AABBCCDD – Musical Structure
4 separate Melodies that are repeated.
Related to the March, (Marching Bands)
o Flourished in the 1890s.
o Many became teachers to teach Rag time.
o Ends in 1917
• Scott Joplin
o Pianist, Composer(Trained)
o Publish over 50 Rag time songs and composed over 600.
o Sold hundreds of thousands of sheet music
o He composed an Opera, Still performed.
o Composed 2 symphonies
o Died in 1917.
o Rag time seemed to die when he died.