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Synonyms for ragtime

music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)


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In songwriter's Ben Harney's "Mister Johnson, Turn Me Loose" (1896), the "first ragtime song to become a major hit," according to Philip Furia, ".
Mozart and Haydn responded to the musical demands of their times by incorporating new rhythmic concepts in their music; Debussy, in his Golliwogg Cakewalk (1905), "bounces along in typical ragtime song with a syncopated melody in the right hand and 'um-pah' accompaniment on the left" (Southern 329).
Near the end of the show everyone is bored and gets up to leave, but they are riveted to their seats again when two black men appear on stage--"American Negroes undoubtedly, for as they danced and cavorted, they sang in the English of America an old ragtime song that Helga remembered hearing when she was a child" (82).
3) Most turn-of-the-century coon songs featured popular rag rhythms, and some ragtime songs and solo-piano numbers featured cover illustrations reminiscent of coon songs.
Diddie Wah Diddie, a kid-friendly album of classic country blues and ragtime songs from the 1920's, 30's, and 40's.
The hero of this was Irving Berlin, who provided it with such delicious ragtime songs that the American musical theatre and jazz were thenceforth wedded forever.