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4 Matching questions

  1. T
  2. Hank Williams
  3. F
  4. Olivier Messiaen
  1. a T or F: A Southern Gospel music training approach was called shaped-note singing.
  2. b T or F: the Fisk Jubilee Singers in the 1870s popularized a style of music known as ragtime.
  3. c the French composer, ornithologist, and teacher, was a prisoner in a German WWII prison camp
  4. d was found dead in the back of his Cadillac convertible on Jan 1. 1953, after living the hard life he wrote about so well in song.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. is considered the first lady of country music, paving the way for other women in country music.
  2. T or F: Duke Ellington, a towering figure in 20th century music, was a pianist, composer, arranger, and employed many of the same musicians in his band for decades.
  3. Texan who launched a style called western swing, influencing Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard
  4. T or F: Pinetop Smith played a rollicking guitar style called boogie-woogie.
  5. T or F: Jimmie Rodgers made famous a technique called the blue yodel

5 True/False questions

  1. FT or F: Louis Armstrong had popular appeal, though he contributed little to the actual development of jazz.


  2. TT or F: Talent scout Ralph Peer discovered both the Carter family and Jimmie Rodgers in Bristol, Tennesse.


  3. TT or F: Keb' Mo' is a modern day singer/guitarist whose style is rooted in the blues masters.


  4. quotationwho comments in the films is a blind bluegrass musician from Deep Gap, NC


  5. 12-tone techniquewas a baritone singer/songwriter in the honky-tonk style with his Walkin' the Floor Over You.