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Scott Joplin:

Ragtime Music

Ragtime music is truly African-American music. It combines rhythms that were brought to this country by slaves, with musical forms brought over to the United States from Europe. Ragtime uses syncopated rhythms -- that is, the accents in the melody are shifted away from the strong beats in the bass line underneath.

Music heard in this episode:

Joplin: Peachrine Rag
Tom Turpin: Harlem Rag
James Europe: Castle House Rag
Eubie Blake: Charleston Rag
James Scott: Great Scott Rag
Joseph Lamb: Reindeer
Joplin: Maple Leaf Rag

Learn more about Scott Joplin

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This Week's Quiz

Piano rags follow the same form as which type of music?

 Concerto

 Symphony

 March

 Duet

 Sonata

How many composers are known as fathers of ragtime music?

 Two

 Three

 One

 Five

 Four

How did Ragtime get its name?

 From a movie

 From a piano player

 From the name of the first ragtime song

 From its syncopated rhythms

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Scott Joplin:

Ragtime Music

Ragtime music is truly African-American music. It combines rhythms that were brought to this country by slaves, with musical forms brought over to the United States from Europe. Ragtime uses syncopated rhythms -- that is, the accents in the melody are shifted away from the strong beats in the bass line underneath.

Music heard in this episode:

Joplin: Peachrine Rag
Tom Turpin: Harlem Rag
James Europe: Castle House Rag
Eubie Blake: Charleston Rag
James Scott: Great Scott Rag
Joseph Lamb: Reindeer
Joplin: Maple Leaf Rag

Learn more about Scott Joplin

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

Piano rags follow the same form as which type of music?

 Concerto

 Symphony

 March

 Duet

 Sonata

How many composers are known as fathers of ragtime music?

 Two

 Three

 One

 Five

 Four

How did Ragtime get its name?

 From a movie

 From a piano player

 From the name of the first ragtime song

 From its syncopated rhythms

 

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