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5 Matching Questions

  1. blues
  2. Tin Pan Alley
  3. serial music
  4. chorus
  5. Symbolists
  1. a an expressive, soulful style of singing that emerged from the African-American spiritual and work song at the end of the nineteenth century; its texts are strophic, its harmonies simple and repetitive
  2. b the area near Broadway and West 28th Street in New York where numerous music stores were located; the song pluggers in this neighborhood were so noisy that they sounded like a crowd banging on tin pans
  3. c music in which some important component—pitch, dynamics, rhythm—comes in a continually repeating series
  4. d French poets whose aesthetic aims emphasized the sound of a word rather than its literal meaning
  5. e a full statement of the tune around which the performers improvise

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. the generic term for the various, more sophisticated styles that emerged from rock 'n' roll after The Beatles
  2. the stacking of one triad or seventh chord on another so they sound simultaneously
  3. the most recent development in electronic music, it couples the computer with the electronic synthesizer to imitate the sounds of acoustical instruments as well as produce new sounds
  4. a style of jazz that emerged in the 1950s that is softer, more relaxed, and less frenzied than bebop
  5. the section within a jazz band, usually consisting of drums, double bass, piano, banjo, and/or guitar, that establishes the harmony and rhythm

5 True/False Questions

  1. big banda mid-to large-size dance band that emerged in the 1930s to play the style of jazz called swing


  2. whole-tone scalea seven-note scale in which the third, fifth, and seventh pitches are sometimes flat, sometimes natural, and sometimes in between


  3. electronic musicmusic without tonality, music without a key center; most often associated with the twentieth-century avant-garde style of Arnold Schoenberg


  4. samplingextracting a small portion of pre-recorded music and then mechanically repeating it over and over as a musical backdrop to the text of a rap song


  5. jazzthe generic term for the various, more sophisticated styles that emerged from rock 'n' roll after The Beatles


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