I hear syncopation based on the emphasis of the notes

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typically listen to in ragtime style. I hear syncopation based on the emphasis of the notes, but I am not an expert and may be incorrect about this. When listening to Joplin ragtime, I notice an immediate difference. Although I think the syncopation has something to do with it, the overall feel of the song is much different as well. This may also come from the underlying piano following two beat measures. Overall, there are still a lot of similarities in the songs (the overall feel and instrument selection), but I notice many differences in the structure and emphasis which make for unique difference. In the timeframe of 0:37-1:06, the stop-time begins in the brass instruments. I really like the feel of the stop-time. First, I think this does a great job in
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establishing the progression of the song. In my opinion, there is a nice tension built by the stop-time style. Using this, I feel that there is an extra emphasis on the soloist, because they are the primary instrument leading through all four of the beats. Not only does this add unique color and character to the song, which I believe is a perfect progression to the song, but I also think it adds tension and color to the soloist. Is stop-time frequently practiced by skipping the fourth beat? I am envisioning the sound of making the stop-time elsewhere and I feel that it could completely change the feel of the song. Additionally, I am not sure if this would follow music theory, or if it would also depend on the style of music. In that case, what genre of music would support stop-time with a different note. Lesson 5 Open Forum: The readings this week were very appealing to me. I continued to grow my learnings of Jazz and begin more of an in-depth understanding. In article 5A, I thought it was very intriguing to see New Orleans and Chicago jazz come together. When these two styles collided, it leads to new styles in the 1930s. The 1930s were a crucial time in America, as this is when the Great Depression was occurring. It was a tragic time for the population but it was interesting to see how jazz artists were forced to produce more. Artists and
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