Stop-time

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In tap dancing, jazz, and blues, stop-time is an accompaniment pattern interrupting, or stopping, the normal time and featuring regular accented attacks on the first beat of each or every other measure alternating with silence or solos. Stop-time appears infrequently in ragtime music. The characteristics of stop-time are heavy accents, frequent rests, and a stereotyped cadential pattern.

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