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26listening#2 - Hong Zhijun

26listening#2 - Hong Zhijun - Music 26ac session D 14 July...

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Music 26ac session D 14 July 2011 Listening Response #2 Please answer the questions below as directed and save this file as “26Response2 - [Last name, First name]”. I) Ragtime 1) In the 1890s, what was a performer doing to a melody if he “ragged” it? The musician is syncopating the tunes, embellishing and decorating the melodies. 2) Fill in the rest of the chart below for “Maple Leaf Rag.” Some of the fields have been filled to get you started. timecode strain # of measures 0:01 A 8 0:21 A 8 0:38 B 8 1:04 B 10 1:13 A 8 1:30 C 8 1:48 C 8 2:08 D 8 2:24 D 8 Compare the following two sheet music covers. Both are for Scott Joplin compositions, and both were published in 1902.
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3) Name three things that are different between the covers. White people featured in the cover Performers blaken their faces and paint on exaggerated mouths to represent Black Native Americans Performed on vandeville stage, even in European ballet or operetta stage, with less improvisational moment Performed in Saloons, bars etc. with moments of improvisation Duo Single performer 4) What might this tell us about the market for which these pieces were intended? The right one indicates the beginning period of ragtime music development. During this period, audiences are mostly music composers themselves, owners of the bars, those who work at saloons, bars, batels where the performances are held. Those are usally lower-class audiences and amateurs. Therefore the performances are racialized and mostly improvized. The left one indicates the developing period of ragtime music. Ragtime music was brought to Europe by itinerant musicians and sheet recordings. On one hand, it was
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