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I'm going to tell you what I observe in very layman's terms without music theory terms. Let's for simplicity we're in the key of C. A lot of them have this progression: (F F#° or Ab7 /) C/G A7 D7 G7 C especially towards the end of a section. A possible "verse" (very common) is C / / / | / / / / | F / / / | C / / / C / G/B / | Am / Am7/G / | D7 / / / | G ...


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Structurally ragtime harmony is pretty much classical tonal harmony, but there are of course some idiomatic specificities that give ragtime its characteristic sound. One progression very characteristic of ragtime is the so called... ragtime progression (although it was used before, even in classical music, it was mostly popularized in ragtime). It's made ...



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