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Awakenings: The music goes on…Ragging into the 1910s

on November 23, 2013

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With the seeds of ragtime, jazz, blues, and spirituals having taken root, let’s enter the 1910s with the continuance of the syncopated highly energetic beat of the piano music known as Ragtime. What a strange word with the sound of the word itself initiating toe-tapping where many of the notes are actually not on the beat.

Sharla Shults‘s insight:

Can you sense it? Visualize fingers dancing across the black and ivory keys with such a rhythmic beat your whole body feels energized!

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4 responses to “Awakenings: The music goes on…Ragging into the 1910s

  1. Teepee12 says:

    I used to enjoy playing rags especially Scott Joplin. It was one of the types of piano I was good at. Wish I could still play. You just reminded me.

  2. Teepee12 says:

    I was almost concert worthy and I had moments. But almost is VERY far from good enough and I really lacked the total dedication you need to be a classical musician. I still love music though my wrists are totally worn out. I miss it. It’s a missing piece.

  3. Raani York says:

    I love the picture too. So cute, the kittens. 🙂

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