5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Hank Williams
- a T or F: Talent scout Ralph Peer discovered both the Carter family and Jimmie Rodgers in Bristol, Tennesse.
- b Concerto Grosso with echoes of Handel is an example of _________music
- c ___________ music is characterized by clear tonality, steady pulse, and the repetition of short melodic phrases.
- d T or F: the Fisk Jubilee Singers in the 1870s popularized a style of music known as ragtime.
- 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
- T or F: Robert Johnson reportedly made a deal with the devil to emerge as such a great singer, guitarist, and songwriter.
- 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.
- T or F: Louis Armstrong had popular appeal, though he contributed little to the actual development of jazz.
- T or F: The victrola became extremely popular during the Depression since most folks could not afford to buy records.
- T or F: Jimmie Rodgers made famous a technique called the blue yodel
5 True/False questions
King Biscuit Time → is a popular, long-running radio show on KFFA in Helena, AR. It once featured Sonny Boy Williamson and Robert Junior Lockwood.
John Adams → won a 2003 Pulitzer Prize for his work On the Transmigration of Souls
Bob Wills → Texan who launched a style called western swing, influencing Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard
T → T or F: Lead Belly is regarded as the first comedian of country music.
Olivier Messiaen → the French composer, ornithologist, and teacher, was a prisoner in a German WWII prison camp