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Quiz 24: Music in America: Jazz and Beyond
Who Was the Leading Composer of Ragtime in the Early
Who was the leading composer of ragtime in the early 1900s? A) William Billings B) Stephen Collins Foster C) Duke Ellington D) Scott Joplin
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"To rag" means: A) to improvise. B) to play in a syncopated style. C) to sing in a "rough" vocal style. D) to swing the rhythm.
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