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February 13, 2008 - Ragtime It is not jazz because o It...

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February 13, 2008 Ragtime It is not jazz because o It doesn’t swing o It doesn’t use improvisation Ragging = syncopation Scott Joplin March form AA BB CC DD (16-bar strains) Cakewalk rhythm o Short-long-short, Short-long-short, short-long-short-short Minstrel C o Produced the first popular songs o Produced a national humor Why did the chicken cross the road… o Very overtly racist o A show, which black blacks and whites would interpret and misinterpret each other o Blacks dressed up as whites and whites dressed up as blacks and put on a show Hemiola o 2 note melody in a 3 note pulse o 3- note melody in a 2-note pulse
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Jazz style Dixieland o Parade music They would use any excuse to have a parade – weddings, funerals, mardi gras… o Horns, winds, drums – things that people can carry o Grew up in New Orleans o A form of jazz o Musical characteristics of Dixieland The instruments Melody instruments( Top): clarinet, trumpet, t-bone
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