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  1. Scott Joplin (1868-1917) • King of Ragtime • From purely improvisation to serious art • Classical forms • Highly syncopated melodies • “Maple Leaf Rag” • Sectional dance form • Sheet music - over a million sold

  2. Blues • Truly American form of folk music • 12 bar blues progression (p. 423) • Blue notes

  3. Early Jazz • New Orleans • African-American elements • Ragtime, blues • Spirituals, work songs • Improvisation • Congo Square • Storyville

  4. Louis Armstrong (1901-1971)

  5. Later Jazz Styles • Bebop • Cool jazz • Third Stream • Fusion

  6. American Musical Theater • Developed from comic opera • Victor Herbert; Jerome Kern • Cole Porter; Frank Loesser • Lerner & Loewe • Rogers & Hammerstein • Stephen Sondheim; Andrew Lloyd Webber

  7. Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) • Report on Leonard Bernstein by Meredith Carr

  8. Bernstein - West Side Story • Romeo and Juliet • Act I “The Dance at the Gym, Mambo” • Afro-Cuban dance • Fast- highly syncopated • Act I “Tonight” ensemble • Fire escape (balcony scene)

  9. Rise of Rock & Roll • Union of--- • African-American rhythm and blues • Country/western and pop music • mid 50’s • Bill Haley; Elvis Presley • Chuck Berry; Little Richard • Motown • The Beatles