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Quiz 1 and 2
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Which of the following popular artists did NOT record the song "Hard Times Come Again No More?"
Which was called "the first widespread acceptance of a Black cultural influence into the mainstream of American life?"
Scott Joplin's two most famous showpieces for piano are which?
"The Entertainer" and "Maple Leaf Rag"
Which of the following is NOT associated with Stephen Foster?
enormous record sales during his lifetime
Which of the following was NOT a stock character from minstrelsy?
Oscar Hammerstein II
Which was a black minstrel & vaudeville performer called "the Jackie Robinson of show business?"
Which were two African-American brothers who formed a famous tap dance duo?
Fayard & Harold Nicholas
Which is a good definition for syncopation?
Which of the following has NOT been an important factor in the creation of American popular music?
innovations in music notation
Which of the following is NOT true of Bert Williams?
invented the practice of blackface
Many "standards" can be described as being:
-songs often originating in musical theater
-older, well-known songs interpreted by musicians throughout jazz history
-songs written by TPA composers like Gershwin, Berlin, Kern, & Porter
Approximately how many musicians were contained in a typical Swing Era big band?
Which was NOT an important influence on early New Orleans jazz?
the first jazz recordings, made in New Orleans in 1929
Which of the following was NOT a style of jazz that Ella Fitzgerald excelled at?
Which is NOT true of the "Jazz Age" of the 1920s & 30?
no recordings exist of music made during this time
Which is TRUE of the "Original Dixieland Jass Band?"
entirely white band
Which is NOT true of jazz?
most popular form of American popular music during the 1950s
Which was NOT true of Benny Goodman?
virtuosic trombone player who influenced Frank Sinatra (this was Tommy Dorsey!!)
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