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5 Matching questions

  1. Symbolists
  2. synthesizer
  3. whole-tone scale
  4. New Orleans Jazz
  5. big band
  1. a a mid-to large-size dance band that emerged in the 1930s to play the style of jazz called swing
  2. b an early style of jazz that emphasized improvisation by a small group of soloists (cornet, clarinet, and trombone) and a rhythm section
  3. c a six-note scale in which each pitch is a whole tone away from the next
  4. d a machine that has the capacity to produce, transform, and combine electronic sounds
  5. e French poets whose aesthetic aims emphasized the sound of a word rather than its literal meaning

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the three notes in African-American folk music that are typically altered for expressive purposes
  2. (German for "speech-voice") a singer declaims, rather than sings, a text at only approximate pitch levels
  3. 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
  4. Narrative song in strophic form that told a (usually sad) tale in an unemotional way
  5. a mixture of jazz and rock cultivated by American bands in the 1970s

5 True/False questions

  1. bluesan 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. tone clustera dissonant sounding of several pitches, each only a half step away from the other, in a densely packed chord

          

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

          

  4. polymeterthe stacking of one triad or seventh chord on another so they sound simultaneously

          

  5. folk musicmusic originating from rural communities and passed from generation to generation by oral tradition rather than written notation

          

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