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Thread #65553 Message #1082086
Posted By: CraigS
29-Dec-03 - 11:03 PM
Thread Name: What makes a tune a Rag?
Subject: RE: What makes a tune a Rag?
I remember seeing somewhere that only Joplin, Scott, and Lamb could be considered the real ragtime composers - but there was a "ragtime boom" around 1910 - 1914 which led to a lot of compositions and music hall songs being styled as rags. I also remember seeing a serious rag music sheet having the direction "Tempo di Stomp" at the top - hope this doesn't confuse things.