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Scott Joplin

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Viktoria Sinani

on 22 February 2013

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Personal History Scott Joplin was born in the late 1867 or either the late 1868. It was thought he was born on November 24, 1868, but research proved this birth date to be inaccurate. He died on April 1st, 1917. He was 49 when he died. He died because of dementia. Scott Joplin was born into a musical family of laborers in Northeastern Texas. His mother was Florence Givens and his father was Giles Joplin. His father was a railroad laborer and his mother was a cleaner.He was the second child out of six children. Scott Joplin's father left the family somewhere in the early 1800's. Scott Joplin was married two times. Musical History Scott Joplin started to play the piano at age seven. He was taught by Julius Weiss, a immigrant from Germany. Weiss studied music at a institute in Germany. Since he was impressed by Scott Joplin's talents he gave him free lessons. One of Scott Joplin's first piece are " Please say you will" and "A picture of her face". He formed his first band in Chicago. A few of his famous pieces are" The Entertainer" and the " Maple Leaf Rag" In 1976 Scott Joplin was awarded the Pulitzer Prize ( 59 years after his death.) A Piece by Scott Joplin " The Entertainer" Scott Joplin In this peice the instrument that is playing is the piano. The genre of the music is ragtime.It is very interesting to listen to. It has a happy feel to it. It is light and fast. It is also long with some parts of the music repeating. I think what makes Scott Joplin a great jazz artist is that he has a fast tempo in his music and he makes the music sound cheerful. Work Cited Critique of the piece Scott Joplin, 19 February 2012 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Joplin The Entertainer, Youtube, web, 19 February 2012
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