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Unformatted text preview: Alexanders Ragtime Band is a very joyful and energetic song, much more than After the Ball . Its tempo is faster than After the Ball as well and happens to be shorter in duration. The lyrics dont tell a story but prompt dancing. The singers in the song are singing with harmony for the majority of the song, which seems to be a three-part harmony. The timbre of each singer is slightly rough but its clear and somewhat dense as well. This song also features some syncopation, as does After the Ball where the first and third beats are accented. The chorus and even the verses use similar rhythms and melodies which makes the song memorable which can also be said for After the Ball as they are a like in that aspect....
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- Fall '11