The Ragtime Superstar

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Ragtime: As American as Collard Greens

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The Impact of “The King of Ragtime” Scott Joplin

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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 […]

Scott Joplin: Feminist Icon

Scott Joplin: Feminist Icon By: Lila Gilliam, Olivia Duever, Elaine Ransom, Iyanna Herring, Mara Suggs Before We get in… Since we are studying music, unfortunately, our role in creating a post this week is not to analyze exactly how Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha pushed the boundaries of the society at the time it was written in […]

Scott Joplin’s Tremonisha Research Discussion

RESEARCH FOCUS DISCUSSIONS Ideologies of Racial Uplift and Gender Joplin & Uplift Constructing Uplift and Womanhood:  Tremonisha’s Plot and Libretto Difference, Power and Music (Music Majors/Minors)

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. […]

Scott Joplin and Uplift: How Treemonisha Uplifted the Black Community

Scott Joplin and Uplift: How Treemonisha Uplifted the Black Community By: Gabrielle Weeden, Marissa Thompson, Lindsay Williams, Jazael E Who is Scott Joplin? Scott Joplin was born in the late 1860’s somewhere near the border of Texas (records are not quite sure). His father was a former slave and worked as a laborer on a […]

Dive into Ragtime

Brief History of Ragtime Ragtime was around but the name came along much later. The name was given to the style of music towards the end of the 1890’s. This style of music consisted of both written music and oral tradition with being known for its “ragged” rhythm. Ragtime can be described as an in […]

Don’t Throw in the Towel…It’s Ragtime!

Don’t Throw in the Towel…It’s Ragtime! Thesis This simple creation of ragtime reveals how African-Americans are naturally creative, gifted, and advanced in the arts.  About Ragtime is a genre of music played on the piano. Ragtime gets its name because of the “ragged” nature of the upbeat piano playing. Ragtime music was the first time […]

The King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin

The History of Ragtime Ragtime was a popularized syncopated or rather “ragged” musical style that originated from the rivers along Mississippi and Missouri during the 1890s to 1918. This style of music was inspired by African American banjo beats, minstrel show songs, and cakewalk. Ragtime music featured solo piano styles that followed a strict two-four […]

Ragtime and the Everlasting Cakewalk

Ragtime and the Everlasting Cakewalk Its Ragtime! Ragtime was an amazingly influential and monumental contribution to African American music and all music in general. Without the creation and introduction of ragtime, there would be a lack of uniqueness and variation in music. Even though it was short lived, the stylization of the genre was completely […]

The King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin

Scott Joplin

The King of Ragtime Scott Joplin was known for being the foremost composer of ragtime in the early 20th century.   He was an African American composer and pianist born in the late 1860s in Texas. He took his art and made it into something even more popular than what it had already been. He […]

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 […]

Scott Joplin: King of Ragtime

Scott Joplin is known as the King of Ragtime because he mastered and diversified a sector of musical entertainment that was previously segregated between black and white Americans by being the forefront for written ragtime music. Ragtime is a genre of music created in the 19th century that is characterized by its syncopated rhythm accompanied by […]

Intro to Ragtime Video

Intro to Ragtime Video Check out this Intro to Ragtime Video Below! Made by A’Shiah Rachel, Alix Swann, and Makenna Waller.   Video Transcript Welcome Class! Today we are talking about Ragtime. In 1886, pianos were more common in American houses than bathtubs were. This time period of heavy piano playing influenced African American instrumental […]

History of Ragtime

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