How many different sections are within the first two minutes and thirty-seven seconds of the piece?

  

For this assignment, you are only required to listen to the first 2:37 of Scott Joplin’s “Fig Leaf Rag”. While Scott Joplin’s music was an important precursor to jazz, it is not jazz. For music to be jazz, it must have a significant portion of improvisation. Joplin’s music was entirely notated onto sheet music with no improvisation.Fig Leaf Rag has several sections. Listen specifically from 00:00 to 02:37, and address the following questions. You are only to answer the following questions as they pertain to 00:00 to 02:37:1- How many different sections are within the first two minutes and thirty-seven seconds of the piece? Do any sections repeat themselves? Is there an introduction?(2 points)2-For the first two minutes and thirty-seven seconds of “Fig Leaf Rag”, create a letter designation for the form. Starting with a capital “A”, use capital letters to label the different sections that occur AFTER the introduction (if you determined that there is an introduction). Include timestamps for each capital letter that mark the start and end times for each section. Include timestamps for the introduction as well (if you determined that there is an introduction). For any sections that repeat, reuse the letter. If a section does not repeat, simply go on to the next letter in the alphabet. Hint: the first A section is from 00:07 to 00:36. If you feel that the subsequent section, starting at 00:37, is the same as the section that started at 00:07, then the section starting at 0:37 should also be labelled “A”.(4 points)3-Most simply put, syncopation is the accenting of “off beats” or “upbeats”. Tap your foot to the beat of the music. When your foot is touching the ground, that is a “downbeat”. When your foot is off the ground, that is an “upbeat” or “off beat”. Syncopation occurs when the music accents or emphasizes off beats, or upbeats. Syncopations do not occur on downbeats.Is there syncopation in this piece? How prevalent is syncopation in the melody? Use timestamps to cite at least four specific examples of syncopation (for example, “0:15”).(2 points)4-Characteristically, rags have a steady “um-pah, um-pah” in the left hand, with the low bass notes sounding on the strong beats and chords sounding on the weak beats of each or group of four beats. Does the left hand play this characteristic “um-pah” figure in “Fig Leaf Rag”, or is it more elaborate than that? Provide timestamps as you cite your examples (for example, “00:15”).(2 points)

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