Thursday, December 14, 2006

Ragtime Website from Library of Congress.

Ragtime music originated in the United States during the 1890s. Ragtime is a unique form of piano music closely related to Jazz, but different. Ragtime music is meant to be listened to, not danced to. This wonderful website contains sheet music, actual recordings (listen online with earphones), album cover graphics, history, and interviews with composers. Some of the early musicians responsible for this medium were Tom Turpin, Scott Joplin, James Scott, and Bob Milne. Biographies are also included. This website is a enjoyable respite from finals as well as being educational. Click on blue title above to link to website.

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