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Barrelhouse

Definition and background:

A slang term for bar rooms in the late 19th and early 20th centuries which also became synonymous with a style of jazz piano performance from the 1920s through the early 1940s. The barrelhouse music was similar to boogie-woogie and was characterized by a loud, raucous sound with a fast tempo.



For more information on the music term "Barrelhouse" check out these other resources:

Wikipedia - Glossary of Musical Terminology

Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary

ORB -- Medieval Music Glossary


 
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