Essays Tagged: "Ragtime"

The Roots of Blues Music

d country blues. It was a mixture of African music, field hollers, work songs, religious music, and ragtime.The main influence of blues music was African music which has a strong and steady beat using ... ecause most blacks went to Christian churches from an early age and were exposed to Christian hymns.Ragtime was an influence that came later and is a faster blues played with the piano and someone sin ...

(2 pages) 142 0 3.8 Jan/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Sex in Ragtime

------------------------------------------Sex in RagtimeThroughout the novel, there are instances of both violent and more refined sexual references. ... ocative scene is to introduce this problem.Whether violent or more subtle, the sexual references in Ragtime serve a much more important purpose than for pure entertainment value. They help to convey n ...

(4 pages) 53 0 4.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Duke Ellington

In a time when music was going through a transformation from a ragtime style to a jazz-blues fusion, Duke Ellington was there to add his own style. There may have ...

(4 pages) 106 1 4.2 May/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

The Influence of Coalhouse Walker on the Characters and Plot of Ragtime

ntire story and all of its characters. Such is the case with Coalhouse Walker Jr. in E.L. Doctrow's Ragtime. His characterization provides insight into race relations in turn-of-the-century America. M ... pose the expectations many whites have of them. Coalhouse Walker is the most essential character in Ragtime, because he deeply affects the plot and all other characters.Coalhouse most deeply influence ...

(2 pages) 36 0 3.5 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Ragtime" by E.L. Doctorow.

ith a harsh welcome, being hated for the simple fact that they were not "true-blooded" citizens. In Ragtime, the family of Tateh embodies these citizens. Doctorow also follows Father, a character of m ... ethnic background, or heritage, defines who they are and how they are treated by their society. In Ragtime, heritage works in Father's favor but causes much unhappiness for Tateh. Heritage also ties ...

(5 pages) 71 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Ragtime-themes and motifs.

In the classic E.L. Doctorow novel, Ragtime, we see the combination of many motifs to represent Doctorow's view of the early century. Th ... throughout the book. Without it, the book would be neither entertaining nor fulfilling. In writing Ragtime, Doctorow knew that racial tension was the most obvious theme in his book, as well as being ... racial tension to be a strong driving force in the actions of the early 1900's.E.L. Doctorow wrote Ragtime in a very interesting way. In a usual circumstance, fate follows a set up, logical, pattern ...

(5 pages) 57 0 1.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Brief History of Jazz

ly trained musicians playing marches written by John Phillip Sousa, or an uplifting blues and rapid ragtime pieces by possibly the greatest trumpeter of that time? Either way, the listeners definitely ... ing Gospel from the heart, as if every Sunday morning was heaven. Out of all those styles (marches, ragtime, Gospel & blues) came Jazz, a unique style of music that helped shape a nation.Marches h ...

(6 pages) 112 0 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Histoy of the jazz age

nderstand the history of the music that gave its name to the Roaring Twenties. That music came from ragtime and blues that were part of the African American music in the South. Bands in New Orleans pl ...

(3 pages) 197 1 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Definition and history of Jazz ( german )

dlich zur europaeischenUnterhaltungsmusik und aus dem damaligen Potential an `Schlagern` in den USA Ragtime [von `rage`,zerrissen] um ca. 1890 entstanden. Es war mehr eine Tanzmusik, die sich vom Jazz ...

(3 pages) 35 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

Duke Ellington

Ellington in Washington, D.C., Ellington developed his keyboard skills by listening to local black ragtime pianists; he composed his first piece, "Soda Fountain Rag," around 1915. A successful profes ...

(2 pages) 17 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

West Side Story Vs. Ragtime

Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story and Stephen Sondheim's Ragtime have similar and relating themes intertwined throughout each of their storylines. Each play ... America and how these ethnic groups are treated and accepted by the dominate race, the Whites. Both Ragtime and West Side Story depict the initial idealistic view that the immigrants have of America. ... nities of freedom and success. Both the Puerto Ricans in West Side Story and the Blacks and Jews in Ragtime must face many hardships, injustices, and violence before all the races come to a realizatio ...

(4 pages) 25 0 4.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts

Ragtime

Ragtime It is the turn of the century and many new things are coming about in America. Music has a n ... h a grime face from the upper class households yet it is the tune that keeps some people living. In Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow, America is developing itself and so are the people in it because the time ... are changing there are many historical events that take place in America, and it is represented in Ragtime. Ragtime doesn't evolve around one event in history it takes in the perspective Ragtime begi ...

(2 pages) 11 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Ragtime

RAGTIME Ragtime is the story of three New York families that become intertwined with life and the pe ... ly works at the University of New York. His writings are highly regarded and to some controversial. Ragtime was written while he was associated with the Creative Artists' Service. It won the first nat ... letters award given by the American academy and national institute of arts and letters. When I read Ragtime I noticed that Doctorow had a distinct writing style. He was very straight forward, writing ...

(5 pages) 1258 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Jazz: Urban and Rural Reactions In the 1920s

pect of early jazz was that anything that was played was ever written. Jazz evolved from the blues, ragtime, brass band music, and other musical works that were all around the United States. "One impo ...

(9 pages) 66 0 4.8 Oct/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

RAGTIME

RAGTIME Ragtime is the story of three New York families that become intertwined with life and the pe ... ly works at the University of New York. His writings are highly regarded and to some controversial. Ragtime was written while he was associated with the Creative Artists? Service. It won the first nat ... letters award given by the American academy and national institute of arts and letters. When I read Ragtime I noticed that Doctorow had a distinct writing style. He was very straight forward, writing ...

(5 pages) 16 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

African influence

arly times. Gospel was created as a way to praise God in the mid to late 1800’s. Music such as Ragtime and the Boogie Woogie which were developed around the same time period as gospel let you get ...

(4 pages) 33 0 4.2 Apr/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Ragtime by E.L.Doctorow

RagtimeThe text under stylistic analysis is taken from the book Ragtime by E.L.Doctorow. The protago ...

(2 pages) 0 0 0.0 Apr/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature