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Chapter 1: Constructing Tin Pan Alley Quiz
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In the early 19th century, U.S. popular music existed in the shadow of
Who was the initial audience for blackface minstrelsy?
Working-class white men
During the Civil War, Dan Emmett's "Dixie Land" became the unofficial anthem of
the Confederate states
In the years between the Civil War and the beginning of the 20th century, what style gradually replaced minstrelsy?
How was the graphophone different than the original phonograph?
The graphophone produced better sound quality.
Why was Emile Berliner, a German immigrant, considered the first person to envision the major characteristics of the modern music industry?
He imagined that the recording disc he developed could be used for home entertainment on a mass scale.
Which of the following exemplifies how, in the early years of the 20th century, the selection of recording artists was made with only the white population in mind?
Most songs, even the so-called "coon songs," were sung by whites.
What artist epitomized the Tin Pan Alley ethos?
Which of the following is a way that the blues differed from ragtime?
The blues were improvised and ragtime was not.
Which of the following best describes the type of jazz that most mainstream, high society listeners preferred in the early 20th century?
Structured, "sweet" jazz
An African American musicians' union that supplied orchestras of varying sizes on request was known as
the Clef Club
What was the effect of the music industry of the advent of radio in the 1920s?
Record sales went into overall decline.
In the first quarter of the 20th century, what made up the bulk of radio programming?
The huge success of MGM's "Broadway Melody," released in 1929, strongly indicated that mainstream music, such as Tin Pan Alley compositions, would play a major role in
What development caused an influx of Latin American themes, stories, images, music, and locations into U.S. films?
The institution of the Good Neighbor policy toward Latin America.
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