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Genre: barrelhouse piano

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Barrelhouse piano music is a lively and energetic genre that originated in the early 20th century. It is characterized by its use of a strong left-hand bass line and a syncopated right-hand melody. The music is often played in bars and juke joints and is associated with the African American community. The genre was popularized by a number of influential pianists who were known for their virtuosic playing and improvisational skills. Today, barrelhouse piano music is considered an important precursor to modern blues and rock and roll.


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