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ˈrægˌtaɪmrag·time

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ragtime, ragnoun

    music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)

GCIDE

  1. Ragtimenoun

    a rhythm with a regular accompaniment in two-four time and a melody characterized by syncopation, first recognized in many negro melodies; also a style of American music in this rhythm.

Wiktionary

  1. ragtimenoun

    A musical form, predating jazz, characterized by a specific type of syncopation in which melodic accents occur between metrical beats.

  2. ragtimenoun

    A piece of music in this style.

  3. Etymology: From ragged time according to the New Grove Dictionary of Jazz

Wikipedia

  1. Ragtime

    Ragtime, also spelled rag-time or rag time, is a musical style that flourished from the 1890s to 1910s. Its cardinal trait is its syncopated or "ragged" rhythm. Ragtime was popularized during the early 20th century by composers such as Scott Joplin, James Scott and Joseph Lamb. Ragtime pieces (often called "rags") are typically composed for and performed on piano, though the genre has been adapted for a variety of instruments and styles. "Maple Leaf Rag", "The Entertainer", "Fig Leaf Rag", "Frog Legs Rag", and "Sensation Rag" are among the most popular songs of the genre. The genre emerged from African American communities in the Southern and Midwestern United States, evolving from folk and minstrel styles and popular dances such as the cakewalk and combining with elements of classical and march music. Ragtime significantly influenced the development of jazz. In the 1960's, the genre had begun to be revived with the publication They All Played Ragtime and artists recreating Joplin's work.

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  1. ragtime

    Ragtime is a style of music that originated among African American communities in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is characterized by its syncopated, or "ragged," rhythm, which is achieved by breaking up the regular beat pattern. Typically, the left hand on the piano maintains a steady rhythm while the right hand plays a syncopated melody. Ragtime is often associated with piano music, but it can also be performed with other instruments or vocalists. It significantly influenced early jazz and popular music.

Wikidata

  1. Ragtime

    Ragtime is a musical genre that enjoyed its peak popularity between 1897 and 1918. Its main characteristic trait is its syncopated, or "ragged," rhythm. It began as dance music in the red-light districts of African American communities in St. Louis and New Orleans years before being published as popular sheet music for piano. Ernest Hogan was an innovator and key pioneer who helped develop the musical genre. Hogan is also credited for coining the term Ragtime. Ragtime was also a modification of the march made popular by John Philip Sousa, with additional polyrhythms coming from African music. The ragtime composer Scott Joplin became famous through the publication in 1899 of the "Maple Leaf Rag" and a string of ragtime hits that followed, although he was later forgotten by all but a small, dedicated community of ragtime aficionados until the major ragtime revival in the early 1970s. For at least 12 years after its publication, the "Maple Leaf Rag" heavily influenced subsequent ragtime composers with its melody lines, harmonic progressions or metric patterns. Ragtime fell out of favor as jazz claimed the public's imagination after 1917, but there have been numerous revivals since the music has been re-discovered. First in the early 1940s, many jazz bands began to include ragtime in their repertoire and put out ragtime recordings on 78 rpm records. A more significant revival occurred in the 1950s as a wider variety of ragtime styles of the past were made available on records, and new rags were composed, published, and recorded. In 1971 Joshua Rifkin brought out a compilation of Scott Joplin's work which was nominated for a Grammy Award. In 1973 The New England Ragtime Ensemble, recorded "The Red Back Book", a compilation of some of Scott Joplin's rags in period orchestrations edited by conservatory president Gunther Schuller. The album won a Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance of the year and was named Billboard's Top Classical Album of 1974. Subsequently the motion picture The Sting brought ragtime to a wide audience with its soundtrack of Joplin tunes. The film's rendering of Joplin's 1902 rag "The Entertainer" was a Top-5 hit in 1974.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ragtime in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ragtime in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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