5 Written questions
4 Matching questions
- Hank Williams
- Olivier Messiaen
- a T or F: A Southern Gospel music training approach was called shaped-note singing.
- b T or F: the Fisk Jubilee Singers in the 1870s popularized a style of music known as ragtime.
- c the French composer, ornithologist, and teacher, was a prisoner in a German WWII prison camp
- 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
- is considered the first lady of country music, paving the way for other women in country music.
- 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.
- Texan who launched a style called western swing, influencing Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard
- T or F: Pinetop Smith played a rollicking guitar style called boogie-woogie.
- T or F: Jimmie Rodgers made famous a technique called the blue yodel
5 True/False questions
F → T or F: Louis Armstrong had popular appeal, though he contributed little to the actual development of jazz.
T → T or F: Talent scout Ralph Peer discovered both the Carter family and Jimmie Rodgers in Bristol, Tennesse.
T → T or F: Keb' Mo' is a modern day singer/guitarist whose style is rooted in the blues masters.
quotation → who comments in the films is a blind bluegrass musician from Deep Gap, NC
12-tone technique → was a baritone singer/songwriter in the honky-tonk style with his Walkin' the Floor Over You.