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  • n. Alternative spelling of honky-tonk.


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  • Includes classics such as, "Trashy Women", "Pickup Man", and "The Fishin' Song".

    February 4, 2008

  • The first genre of music to be commonly known as honky tonk music was a style of piano playing related to ragtime, but emphasizing rhythm more than melody or harmony, since the style evolved in response to an environment where the pianos were often poorly cared for, tending to be out of tune and having some nonfunctioning keys. Hence an out-of-tune upright piano is sometimes called a honky-tonk piano.

    Such honky tonk music was an important influence on the formation of the boogie woogie piano style.


    February 4, 2008