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5 Matching questions

  1. country music
  2. parallel motion
  3. chorus
  4. blues scale
  5. bebop
  1. a a complex, hard-driving style of jazz that emerged shortly after World War II; it is played without musical notation by a small ensemble
  2. b a seven-note scale in which the third, fifth, and seventh pitches are sometimes flat, sometimes natural, and sometimes in between
  3. c Repertoire of songs for solo singer, male or female, with lyrics treating the subject of love and life's disappointments, and accompanied primarily by one or more guitars
  4. d when all of the lines or parts move in the same direction, and at the same intervals, for a period of time; the opposite of counterpoint
  5. e a full statement of the tune around which the performers improvise

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. an early type of jazz emerging in the 1890s and characterized by a steady bass and a syncopated, jazzy treble
  2. the section within a jazz band, usually consisting of drums, double bass, piano, banjo, and/or guitar, that establishes the harmony and rhythm
  3. Narrative song in strophic form that told a (usually sad) tale in an unemotional way
  4. a six-note scale in which each pitch is a whole tone away from the next
  5. music in which the composer works directly with sounds recorded on magnetic tape, not with musical notation and performers

5 True/False questions

  1. tone clustera salesman who sold (plugged) songs by singing and playing them in a local music store

          

  2. rocka lively, energetic music with pulsating rhythms, and scintillating syncopations, usually played by a small instrumental ensemble

          

  3. polyrhythmthe stacking of one triad or seventh chord on another so they sound simultaneously

          

  4. samplingextracting a small portion of pre-recorded music and then mechanically repeating it over and over as a musical backdrop to the text of a rap song

          

  5. SymbolistsFrench poets whose aesthetic aims emphasized the sound of a word rather than its literal meaning