From Ragtime to Modernism

Jacqueline Wong
Oct 23, 2014 · 16 min read

— by way of —

Tin Pan Alley

by Jacqueline Wong

THE BACH OF ST. LOUIS

Scott Joplin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_dI6BZt06U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPmruHc4S9Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMrdhgWR9Zk

MINSTRELS OF TIN PAN ALLEY

Tin Pan Alley, New York West 28th Street, circa 1902

THE RISE OF AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUwrx0ZU4Gc&index=5&list=FLIYmxLnG95jH0KDDj-3jPZw

MUSICAL MNEUMONICS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPTbgvzgMZU&index=11&list=FLIYmxLnG95jH0KDDj-3jPZw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKPMk5_gStk

INFLUENCE ON CULTURAL MODERNISM

Picasso’s “The Guitar Player” (1910)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBtLtGA1oS4&list=FLIYmxLnG95jH0KDDj-3jPZw&index=9

“[T]o be a modernist artist meant that you either self-identified or were identified by others with African American speech or music.”
— Geoffrey Jacques

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1jzfaNxxr4&index=4&list=FLIYmxLnG95jH0KDDj-3jPZw

ENDNOTES

SOURCES (ANNOTATED)

The Performing Arts

Music, Dance, Theatre, & Film

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