ragtime
Download
Skip this Video
Download Presentation
RAGTIME

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 16

Presentation File - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 287 Views
  • Uploaded on

RAGTIME. Ragtime. Joplin played at the World\'s Columbian Exposition in Chicago 1893 27.5 million Ferris Wheel, Chicago, 1893 50 cents height = 250 ft. 2 revolutions. Ragtime. Ragtime is Piano music and did not contain “blue” notes It is intended to be played as written.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Presentation File' - HarrisCezar


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
ragtime2
Ragtime
  • Joplin played at the World\'s Columbian Expositionin Chicago 189327.5 million
  • Ferris Wheel, Chicago, 189350 centsheight =250 ft.2 revolutions
ragtime3
Ragtime
  • Ragtime is Piano music and did not contain “blue” notes
  • It is intended to be played as written
ragtime origin of the term
RAGTIME - origin of the term
  • A MUTATION OFJIGTIME (PIANO DANCE MUSIC - EARLY 1800S)
  • FLYING A WHITE FLAG OR RAG AT HOUSES WHERE THERE WAS MUSIC OR DANCING
  • A CONTRACTION OF RAGGED TIME OR SYNCOPATION BETWEEN THE PIANISTS LEFT AND RIGHT HANDS
listening to rags
Listening to Rags
  • Points to consider:
    • Form: AA BB A CC DD
      • 16 measure sections
    • tempo not too fast
    • “BOOM-CHUCK” style left hand later became known as “stride”
    • plenty of room for improvisation
performances
PERFORMANCES
  • Maple Leaf Rag, performed by Scott Joplin
    • piano roll made in 1916
    • played on a 1910 Steinway upright with footpump
    • This is the only evidence of how Joplin played
    • note how many young pianists learned the Joplin Rags
performances7
PERFORMANCES
  • Maple Leaf Rag (Scott Joplin), performed by Jelly Roll Morton
    • recorded June, 1938 for the Library of Congress
    • transformed Maple Leaf Rag into New Orleans style
    • the basis was rhythmic
performances8
PERFORMANCES
  • embellished with a swinging intro. followed by ABACCDD with a hint of a tango in the first D section and a New Orleans stomp variation in the second D section
    • Morton believed that piano styles should follow band styles
performances9
PERFORMANCES
  • Maple Leaf Rag (Scott Joplin), performed by William Albright
    • the structure is the same as used in marches - AABBA (Trio) CCDD
    • Sousa’s 50 published marches had an impact on Joplin
scott joplin 1868 1917
SCOTT JOPLIN (1868 - 1917)
  • Joplin was born somewhere in Texas, between June 1867 and mid-January 1868
  • realized school was the way out
  • left home at age 14 but stayed in school until he was 18
  • Smith College of Music in Sedalia, Missouri
  • Joplin taught himself piano in a white-owned home where his mother worked in Texarkana. In the 1880s he moved to Sedalia and attended Lincoln High School. In 1896, he attended music classes at George R. Smith College in town, a black institution established by the Methodist Church.
scott joplin 1868 191711
SCOTT JOPLIN (1868 - 1917)
  • 1st instruments were guitar and bugle
  • first published in 1895
  • moved to Sedalia, Missouri in 1897 - Sedalia was the center of ragtime
  • Sedalia music store owner and publisher, John Stark published his signature composition, “The Maple Leaf Rag,” in 1899. Sales that first year were slim (400 copies), but by 1909, approximately 500,000 copies had been sold.
    • We are the storm center of high-class instrumental rags. The whole rag fabric of this country was built around our \'Maple Leaf\' \'Sunflower\' \'Cascades\' \'Entertainer\' \'Frog Legs\' Etc.

We have advertised these as classic rags and we mean just what we say. They are a perfection of type. They have lifted ragtime from its low estate and lined it up with Beethoven and Bach.

scott joplin 1868 191712
SCOTT JOPLIN (1868 - 1917)
  • Maple Leaf Club (Maple Leaf Rag (1899) sold hundreds of thousands of copies)
  • "The Maple Leaf Rag" published in 1899
  • married Belle Hayden (1901-1903)
  • Studied with Alfred Ernst in St Louis
    • Alfred Ernst was the second conductor of the St. Louis Symphony
scott joplin 1868 191713
SCOTT JOPLIN (1868 - 1917)
  • Between 1901 and 1905, Joplin composed rags, waltzes, ballads, marches, cakewalks, a ballet, and an opera
  • married Lottie Stokes (1909-)
  • became obsessed with his opera
scott joplin 1917
SCOTT JOPLIN 1917
  • Joplin contracted syphilis, and by 1916 his health had deteriorated
  • He was working on a ragtime symphony when he entered the Manhattan State Hospital, where he died on April 1, 1917 of "dementia paralytica cerebral" .
  • He was buried in St. Michael\'s Cemetery in New York City.
  • Joplin composed 40 rags and about 24 other works
treemonisha
Treemonisha
  • Joplin’s opera Treemonisha
    • financial and mental drain
    • failed in 1915 performance
    • called a “Ragtime” Opera
    • Joplin said “ragtime is an invention that is here to stay”
  • Performance by the Houston Grand Opera
tremonisha
Tremonisha
  • Midi site
    • http://www.geocities.com/BourbonStreet/Bayou/2314/treehome.html
  • Tremonisha site
    • http://www.midcoast.com/~bog/treemonisha.html
ad