Ragtime music



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  • Style of popular music that flourished from about 1896 to 1918. Its most important element, rhythmic syncopation, was recognized as a general trait of Afro-American music. Gave way to jazz after World War I.

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  • LC85110853

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Ragtime music

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Ragtime music

  • UF Ragtime

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