The Ragtime Superstar

/*! elementor – v3.7.6 – 15-09-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} About The Ragtime Superstar                                 This post will examine the height of Scott Joplin’s career as the “king of ragtime”. History of Ragtime This musical genre […]

Ragtime: As American as Collard Greens

/*! elementor – v3.9.0 – 06-12-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Overview and Thesis Ragtime (originating in the 1890s) is commonly regarded as the first all-American genre of music. Pioneered by the likes of Scott Joplin, Eubie Blake, and other talented African American composers and performers, ragtime brought traditionally black musical practices […]

Rag or Rot?

Songs of ragtime obtained vast popularity within audiences of White people around the 1880s, being the holdover from the early nineteenth century racist minstrel shows. There were few politer ballads that would feature imagery of “proper” or “genuine” relationships and sweet love. Examples of this include “Love You Truly” “Come with Thy Sweet Voice Again” […]

The Impact of “The King of Ragtime” Scott Joplin

/*! elementor – v3.7.6 – 15-09-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} The Impact of “The King of Ragtime” Scott Joplin /*! elementor – v3.7.6 – 15-09-2022 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} Introduction Scott Joplin, also known as the “King of Ragtime,” was an extraordinary pianist and composer whose work has inspired […]

From Rags to Ragtime by Sefanit Abbi

/*! elementor – v3.9.0 – 06-12-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Influential Men of Ragtime Thesis & Introduction to Ragtime Ragtime music was birthed with influences from jig and march music yet its influence in the music world led to the cultivation of jazz music. Without ragtime and composers such as Scott […]

Artist of the rag time period

/*! elementor – v3.7.8 – 02-10-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} What is ragtime? A well-liked musical style called ragtime was created in the 1890s to 1920s. This musical genre, which is primarily performed by African Americans, is recognized for its “broken up” rhythm. The African Americans who used banjos to create […]

Commodifications in Music

/*! elementor – v3.4.8 – 16-11-2021 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Commodifications in music: By: Leah Robinson /*! elementor – v3.4.8 – 16-11-2021 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} Negro Spirituals: Prior to the Jubilee Quartets and other famous negro spiritual artists, slave songs were very prominent during this time period. White […]

Commodification of African American Music

/*! elementor – v3.4.8 – 16-11-2021 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Commodification of African American Music Darlene Nawuridam Commodification is treating something or someone as a product that can be bought or sold. In African American music specifically, white people have been stealing their art for centuries. African American music evolved from […]

Commodification: Our Art for Their Profit

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Ideologies of Racial Uplift and Gender: The Experiences of Anna Julia Cooper

Ideologies of Racial Uplift and Gender: The Experiences of Anna Julia Cooper By Kalila Farrakhan Rachel Lumsden’s “Uplift, Gender, and Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha” is an article that discusses the relationship between racial uplift and gender and how it is portrayed in the opera. In the beginning of the composition, Lumsden focuses on racial uplift and gender […]

1930s-50s: The era of Jazz-Trinity Seegars

/*! elementor – v3.4.5 – 12-10-2021 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} /*! elementor – v3.4.5 – 12-10-2021 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} The Origins of Jazz The art of jazz, distinguished by the originality of its improvisation, the virtuosity and erudition of its performers and composers, and its professionalism and artistry, […]

Women During Black Movements

Treemonisha is a opera written by a the famous ragtime performer Scott Joplin. This opera focus around the main character of the same name, who is kidnaped and trying to make her way home. The opera is considered one of the first all-black operas to gain so much popularity. This was very important to Scott […]

A Look Into Ragtime

Ragtime was originally known as “ragging,” before it got its name. Due to this, the music was thought of as a genre in  “ragged time.” The name of this type of music was curated  towards the end of the 1890’s.  Ragtime can be described as a mix of jazz and classical music which included both […]

Ragtime

Rags to Ragtime By: Alexia Khalil From 1896-1920 Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo. In the late 1800s, there was a different music style created by black people. The style of music was exhibited in many ways. For instance, it was practiced with […]

Ragtime and Racism Taionne Smith

Ragtime and Racism From 1896 to 1920 ragtime was a popular musical style founded by African Americans. Unfortunately, Ragtime was stolen and used by whites to degrade blacks.  Backround This style of music was taken from the way slaves played the fiddle and the banjo for their Scottish and Irish masters. They were then able […]

Commodification of African American Music

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Class Notes:The Story of Jazz

Jazz is rooted in west African culture and is considered to be the first genre of music that is representative of world culture. Jazz quickly developed in New Orleans ,a gateway for slave trade from Caribbean and what is now known as the birthplace of jazz. Slaves planted the seeds of jazz-making music using household […]

The Female Composer

The Female Composer The ragtime era of music gave a rise to female-composed piano pieces. Most of the composed pieces during this time were most known by the more successful male pianists, which caused some women to publish their pieces under false names. Even if male composers dominated the ragtime industry, women made their mark […]

Uplift, Gender, and Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha: Nora Douglas Holt

Uplift, Gender, and Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha: Nora Douglas Holt Nora Douglas Holt was a musical pioneer. Being a music composer, music critic, singer, Nora Douglas Holt had many skills. Throughout history, African American women have been disregarded and neglected. However, women like Nora Douglas Holt made a way for African American women as a scholar […]