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5 Matching questions

  1. swing
  2. polyrhythm
  3. twelve-tone composition
  4. banjo
  5. ballad
  1. a Narrative song in strophic form that told a (usually sad) tale in an unemotional way
  2. b a mellow, bouncy, flowing style of jazz that originated in the 1930s
  3. c a method of composing music devised by Arnold Schoenberg that has each of the twelve notes of the chromatic scale sound in a fixed, regularly recurring order
  4. d A four-string plucked instrument of African-American origin
  5. e two or more rhythms sounding simultaneously

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the most recent development in electronic music, it couples the computer with the electronic synthesizer to imitate the sounds of acoustical instruments as well as produce new sounds
  2. a mid-to large-size dance band that emerged in the 1930s to play the style of jazz called swing
  3. music in which the composer works directly with sounds recorded on magnetic tape, not with musical notation and performers
  4. the area near Broadway and West 28th Street in New York where numerous music stores were located; the song pluggers in this neighborhood were so noisy that they sounded like a crowd banging on tin pans
  5. the simultaneous sounding of two keys or tonalities

5 True/False questions

  1. chorusthe generic term for the various, more sophisticated styles that emerged from rock 'n' roll after The Beatles


  2. serial musicmusic without tonality, music without a key center; most often associated with the twentieth-century avant-garde style of Arnold Schoenberg


  3. folk musicmusic originating from rural communities and passed from generation to generation by oral tradition rather than written notation


  4. New Orleans Jazza style of jazz that emerged in the 1950s that is softer, more relaxed, and less frenzied than bebop


  5. song pluggera dissonant sounding of several pitches, each only a half step away from the other, in a densely packed chord