The Rise of Ragtime

Ragtime first introduced in the late 1890s introduced a unique style of music that consisted of a lively and syncopated rhythm that would continue to change the way music is created. /*! elementor – v3.7.7 – 20-09-2022 */ .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} Introduction Classic Ragtime was first introduced in 1896, originating mainly […]

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 […]

Jazz: Ragtime roots Where Did Jazz Come From? Ragtime was a genre that combined musical composition and dance with a unique syncopated rhythm and decorative melodies. It was a popular style of American music beginning from the 1890s to the early 1900s. Despite its decline in the 20th century, ragtime was the forerunner of Jazz. […]


Blues music was known to break down the stereotypes of Black people and play a role in the fight for justice and equality during the Jim Crow and racial segregation period of time. Historically, blues music was sung solo by a male artist that play instruments like the piano or the guitar. In the instance […]

Winifred Atwell: A Pioneer in Ragtime

Winifred Atwell: A Pioneer in Ragtime RAGTIME Ragtime is a genre of music that mostly consisted of piano. Ragtime got its name from its sound sounding “ragged”, and the genre was heavily syncopated and became popular between the 1890s-1920s. Some elements of ragtime were cakewalk and the coon song. Cakewalk was when slaves would imitate […]

Winifred Atwell: The Queen of Keyboard

Winifred Atwell: The Queen of Keyboard The Queen of Keyboard Una Winifred Atwell was a Trinidadian pianist who achieved high popularity mainly in Britain and Australia from the 1950’s. She had a series of boogie-woogie ragtime hits selling over 20 million records. She was the first black person to have a number-one hit in the UK Singles […]

Ragtime’s Exploitative Documentation

Ragtime’s Exploitative Documentation Lost in Translation The ragtime genre thrived from 1896-1920. As ragtime’s influence transferred from the black community into mainstream media, the common means of music creation was different. Folk music and negro spirituals were documented through oral tradition, now ragtime music was now being documented on sheet music. Many white people transcribed […]

Ready Freddie? – Winifred Atwell

Winifred Atwell Her Start: Where it All Began Una Winifred Atwell was a Trinidadian woman who gained popularity for her skilled piano playing. She was born on February 27th of the year 1914. She played piano since she was a young girl. Her musical talents took everyone by surprise after she wrote “Piarco Boogie” which […]

The Good Times of Ragtime! Want to learn more about Ragtime?! Click the video above to explore the creative genre!!!!!!!!!! – J.A.T. Production