Categories: Music Theory

An American style of music characterized by “ragged” or syncopated rhythms. It was popular between the 1890’s and the 1910’s. Scott Joplin was a major exponent of ragtime. By the 1920’s ragtime had given way to jazz.

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Definition of "Ragtime" by Chat GPT: Ragtime is a musical genre that originated in African American communities in the late 19th century. It is characterized by its syncopated rhythms and lively, upbeat melodies. Ragtime music was popularized through sheet music and player piano rolls, and it played a significant role in the development of jazz music. Artists such as Scott Joplin are key figures in the history of ragtime music.
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