Lecture 3 CREATEDATE 1/28/09 9:48 AM Jelly sang and played the piano Good jazz singer, not a lot of documentation of his singing Jelly would say he influenced Louis Armstrong ?Pop? - orchestrally did a lot with his left hand swing style piano died in 1941, sort of was forgotten, ended up poor compositions were being played but he wasn?t getting credit 2 wives neither of which he never married syncopated, happy, infectious rag time ? very strict, European comes from European military marches very specific form using ragged sound falls into several sections introduction A string ? played 2 times B string ? totally new melodic material but in same key ? played that twice A once again Trio ? change key and change mood C theme repeats twice - happy Left hand is very rigid Played too fast D themes always fast and furious Scott Joplin Born 1868 Free slave, father was a railroad worker, played the violin Mistakenly said raised by single mother Mother cleaned houses and bring Scott with European style of training Played very early on in life, mom suggested he make a living playing piano and composing Traveled throughout Midwest ? St. Louis, Chicago Went to college in Missouri ? got a degree in music Maple Leaf Club ? social club ? different races John Stark ? music publisher Wanted to publish Scott?s work Wanted to give him a royalty - one penny per copy sold Enabled Scott Joplin to be a composer and he could be a piano player when he wanted to be one, didn?t have to depend on that like Jelly Made no records at all Made piano rolls Couldn?t adjust tempo ? played very free First piece john stark published ? ?maple leaf rag? One of the greatest pieces ?Elite Syncopation? ?Frolic? ?Euphonic Sound?
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