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History of Recording Industry Exam 1
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argentina influenced dance
an accent that comes between the beats of a regular rhythm, rather than with them
the channeled flow of rhythms
a repeated pattern designed to generate rhythmic momentum
tone color, the "grain" of a singer's voice, a soundprint (can also apply to an instrument).
singing several notes to one syllable
America's first indigenous popular music.
First American popular music form exported abroad.
Material for shows derived from ballad opera and political speeches.
a Cuban-originated rhythm combining African polyrhythms and 19th century European country-dance.
shape note/sacred harp singing
Also known as "Fa-Sol-La" singing
A simple method of musical notation for the "musically illiterate."
-Most popular shape note songbook the Sacred Harp
william henry lane (master juba)
benjamin franklin white
wrote Most popular shape note songbook the Sacred Harp. Started - the beginning of early commercial music publishing
james reese europe
john peter zenger
was a New York newspaper publisher who re-printed broadsides with lyrics critical of the colonial Governor of New York. Zenger was acquitted of "seditious libel."
**first case in which song lyrics were considered protected speech
One of the best-known and most popular singing groups of the pre-Civil War (antebellum) era
The roots of American social protest music
fisk jubilee singers
Most significant african american entertainer of the first quarter of the 20th cent.
Americas first black mass media star.
george washington dixon
First performer to estb. reputation for performing in blackface.
Created the character "Zip Coon"
tin pan alley
Early Lyric Sheets with advertising space - cost 25 cents.
Intended for the masses who lacked money and formal musical training.
Lyrics were a source of social and political satire.
dance music and brass bands
original dixie jazz bands
"Livery Stable Blues"
Acoustic v. Electric recording
"Potato Head Blues"
copyright act of 1909
originated in England in the 17th century, an early form of theme park; idyllic outdoor setting for musical performance. Popular venues until the mid 19th century.
A ballad opera - precursor to the musical comedy
Songs featured strong melodies that were simple and easy to remember. Lyrics focused on romantic themes.
"My Blue Heaven"
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