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5 Matching questions

  1. The Grand Ball
  2. Nickelodeons
  3. Acoustic Recording
  4. Dance fads based on black styles
  5. After the Ball
  1. a by Charles K Harris, he paid a well known singer to sing it in a traveling theater production, audiences requested it, Harris cleared 25 thousand dollars a month because of it, it was performed by John Phillip Sousa's band at Worlds Columbian Exposition in chicago
  2. b showed we were refined people and had good decorum, modeled off aristocratic functions in Great Britain
  3. c turkey trot(threat to public morality), the bunny hug, the grizzly bear, and the most popular, the fox trot
  4. d early process for recording sound vibrations, also meant singing into a huge megaphone
  5. e machines that played music hits for a nickel, set up in public places

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. music industry increasingly relied on phonograph records, rather than sheet music, as the main means of promoting songs and artists
  2. elaborate mechanical devices activated by piano rolls-spools of paper with punched holes that controlled the movement of the piano's keys
  3. films with synchonized sound, talkies, became an important medium for promoting songs, LA competes with NYC as national entertainment industry, Movies create another outlet for spread of pop music
  4. most influential songwriter of an American popular song during the 19th century, composed around 200 songs, first person in the US to make a living as a professional songwriter (OH! Susanna, My Old Kentucky Home Good Night, Old Folks at Home)
  5. debuted the phonograph at the 1889 Paris World's Fair, Columbia Records and Victor Talking Machine company(RCA) dominated the american market in phonograph discs

5 True/False questions

  1. The Hell Fighters Bandmilitary band in WW1, played several concerts in Paris, had a successful tour, made records for Pathe a french company with a studio in NY, 1st allied regiment to cross the Rhine at the end of the war even though they could not fight alongside whites


  2. Song Pluggersemployed by the ppl of tin pan alley, encouraged pop singers to sing the songs by the tin pan alley artists


  3. Mr. Interlocuterlead performer who sand and provided entertainment between acts


  4. Timbrecharacteristic sound of an instrument or voice, sometimes called tone color (two different things play the same music but give different sounds or feelings)


  5. Stephen Collins Foster's enddied in poverty at age 37, no copyrights so songwriters were not favored, OH! Susanna was sold for a flat fee of 100 dollars