Ragtime was popularized because it was upbeat music that everyone played. Ragtime orginated in Missouri. But rag time played out in 1920 when jazz music became big.
What came from ragtime
Cakewalk came from ragtime which is couples dances by slaves. Maple Leaf Rag (one of the most important music piece) Coon songs and Sinkapation


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