Ragtime Music Post

Ragtime is a musical style that had a peak and was popular between 1895 and 1919. This type of music was described as having a “ragged” rhythm. The typical instruments that are used for Ragtime are the piano, banjo, and guitar. Scott Joplin is considered the King of Ragtime. Ragtime has influenced mainly the African American communities. This musical genre quickly proved itself to the American community as it became a genre of popular music. It was also an influence on early jazz. Ragtime has also had numerous revivals. It descended from the jigs and march music played from African American bands that were called, “jig piano”or “piano thumping.” Artists such as Jelly Roll Morton, who performed a combination of ragtime and jazz styles. Ragtime served primarily as the roots for piano, however, many musicians were able to use to string guitar in position as well. Some famous artists are Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, Eubie Blake, James Scott, etc.