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  1. blues
  2. Impressionism
  3. fusion
  4. swing
  5. atonal music
  1. a a mixture of jazz and rock cultivated by American bands in the 1970s
  2. b a mellow, bouncy, flowing style of jazz that originated in the 1930s
  3. c 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
  4. d a movement originating in France in which artists tried to re-create the elusive sensation that an object produced upon the senses in a single, fleeting moment
  5. e music without tonality, music without a key center; most often associated with the twentieth-century avant-garde style of Arnold Schoenberg

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Narrative song in strophic form that told a (usually sad) tale in an unemotional way
  2. a complex, hard-driving style of jazz that emerged shortly after World War II; it is played without musical notation by a small ensemble
  3. a dissonant sounding of several pitches, each only a half step away from the other, in a densely packed chord
  4. a style of early rock 'n' roll ca. 1950 characterized by a pounding quadruple meter and a raw, growling style of singing, all set within a twelve-bar blues harmony
  5. the simultaneous sounding of two keys or tonalities

5 True/False Questions

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

          

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

          

  3. banjoA four-string plucked instrument of African-American origin

          

  4. polyrhythmtwo or more meters sounding simultaneously

          

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

          

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