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Thread #65553   Message #1080694
Posted By: Amos
27-Dec-03 - 08:06 PM
Thread Name: What makes a tune a Rag?
Subject: RE: Origins: What makes a tune a Rag?
I suspect so, Kendall, but I don't know for certain. I can imagine a dialogue like:

"Hey there, now, Mister Joplin, what kind of rhythm is that? It isn't 3/4 time, and it isn't 4/4 time!! Why it's no time at all!!"

"No time??? Sure, Mister Bones, that there is RAG time!!! That's what it is!"