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5 Matching questions

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  2. Hank Williams
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  1. a T or F: Talent scout Ralph Peer discovered both the Carter family and Jimmie Rodgers in Bristol, Tennesse.
  2. b Concerto Grosso with echoes of Handel is an example of _________music
  3. c ___________ music is characterized by clear tonality, steady pulse, and the repetition of short melodic phrases.
  4. d T or F: the Fisk Jubilee Singers in the 1870s popularized a style of music known as ragtime.
  5. e 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. T or F: Robert Johnson reportedly made a deal with the devil to emerge as such a great singer, guitarist, and songwriter.
  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. T or F: Louis Armstrong had popular appeal, though he contributed little to the actual development of jazz.
  4. T or F: The victrola became extremely popular during the Depression since most folks could not afford to buy records.
  5. T or F: Jimmie Rodgers made famous a technique called the blue yodel

5 True/False questions

  1. King Biscuit Timeis a popular, long-running radio show on KFFA in Helena, AR. It once featured Sonny Boy Williamson and Robert Junior Lockwood.


  2. John Adamswon a 2003 Pulitzer Prize for his work On the Transmigration of Souls


  3. Bob WillsTexan who launched a style called western swing, influencing Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard


  4. TT or F: Lead Belly is regarded as the first comedian of country music.


  5. Olivier Messiaenthe French composer, ornithologist, and teacher, was a prisoner in a German WWII prison camp


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