Which of the following is a dance form that has both Mexican and African influences?

The melody of a piece of music is

  the harmony
  the rhythm
  the tune
  the chords

 

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Question 21 pts

Chords are an element of

  melody
  rhythm
  all of the above
  harmony

 

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Question 31 pts

The distance between pitches is called

  a space
  an interval
  a beat
  all of the above

 

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Question 41 pts

Rhythmic organization in pre-Conquest Native American music was

  divisive
  in duple meter
  in triple meter
  additive

 

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Question 51 pts

Pan-Indian music often uses:

  all of the above
  the Navajo language
  vocables
  English

 

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Question 61 pts

Pre-conquest Native American musicians were primarily valued for their expertise in spiritual matters.

  True
  False

 

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Question 71 pts

Traditional Native American melodies have a wide melodic range

  True
  False

 

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Question 81 pts

Early Native American music features intervals that are:

  rhythmically longer
  rhythmically shorter
  farther apart than what we have in the western system
  closer together than what we have in the western system

 

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Question 91 pts

In the early New England colonies folk songs were:

  derived from Irish melodies
  derived from English melodies
  all of the above
  usually sung without accompaniment

 

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Question 101 pts

Early Anglo – American folks songs were:

  often in polymeters
  often in triple meter
  often in duple meter
  often in free meter

 

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Question 111 pts

Of the following, which is not a form of early Anglo-American folk songs?

  ballads
  lyric songs
  work songs
  jubilees

 

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Question 121 pts

Of the following which instrument was not brought to the Americas by European colonists?

  clavichord
  recorder
  viol
  banjo

 

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Question 131 pts

In Anglo-American folk music, ballads are:

  slow
  all of the above
  in a minor key
  tell a story

 

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Question 141 pts

The American National anthem has its roots in:

  a ballad
  a lyric song
  a work song
  a spiritual

 

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Question 151 pts

Of the following which type of music was not primarily taught through oral tradition?

  European-American ballads
  African-American work songs
  European-American church music
  European-American work songs

 

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Question 161 pts

John Lomax was

  a composer of Anglo-American church music
  all of the above
  a collector of Anglo-American folk music
  the man who “discovered” the Carter family

 

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Question 171 pts

In pre-conquest African music there was:

  a strong separation between performer and audience
  little or no separation between performer and audience
  an emphasis on harmony
  all of the above

 

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Question 181 pts

“Blue notes” are:

  are created through the superimposition of African and European scales
  a type of sad African-American song
  an early African-American vocal quartet
  a dissonance derived by the juxtaposition of European and African rhythm

 

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Question 191 pts

In traditional African music ___ is important

  the composer
  all of the above
  improvisation
  harmony

 

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Question 201 pts

Text is important in traditional African music

  True
  False

 

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Question 211 pts

An important group cited in the reading that performed African-American spirituals were:

  the Tuskegee Voices
  all of the above
  the Fisk Jubilee Singers
  he Howard University singers

 

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Question 221 pts

The earliest African-American spirituals were:

  homophonic
  contrapuntal
  dodecaphonic
  monophonic

 

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Question 231 pts

Spirituals often conveyed double meanings:

  True
  False

 

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Question 241 pts

Zapateado:

  is a rapid foot movement to create percussion
  was a leader of the Mexican revolution
  is an early Mexican string instrument
  was a boot worn by Spanish colonists

 

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Question 251 pts

Which of the following is a dance form that has both Mexican and African influences?

  marimba
  habanera
  mariachi
  corridos

 

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Question 261 pts

European influence brought __ to Mestizo music

  woodwinds
  drums
  none of the above
  string instruments

 

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Question 271 pts

Mariachi groups originally:

  all of the above
  danced while performing
  played at weddings
  had trumpet players

 

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Question 281 pts

Corridos:

  tell a story
  none of the above
  are instrumental
  are used for dance music

 

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Question 291 pts

____ have often been associated with rebellion against the Spanish

  Corridos
  Mariachi
  Zapateado
  all of the above

 

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Question 301 pts

____ is a generic term for peasant or rural music of Mexico.

  Son
  Mariachi
  Fandango
  Corridos

 

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Question 311 pts

Male vocalists are usually featured in

  gentrified blues
  suburban blues
  rural blues
  city blues

 

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Question 321 pts

Of the following who is not a city blues artist

  Howlin’ Wolf
  all of the above
  Muddy Waters
  Robert Johnson

 

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Question 331 pts

The following area is often designated as the place that gave birth to the blues

  Chicago
  the Mississippi Delta
  Texas
  New Orleans

 

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Question 341 pts

_____ published blues compositions in sheet music.

  Muddy Waters
  Robert Johnson
  W.C. Handy
  .T-Bone Walker

 

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Question 351 pts

The chords most frequently used in the blues are

  I, IV, V
  from the C major scale
  1, 2, 3
  all of the above

 

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Question 361 pts

Urban, female vocalists are featured on the first blues recordings

  True
  False

 

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Question 371 pts

Of the following, who was a D.J. as well as a blues performer?

  Muddy Waters
  Robert Johnson
  B.B. King
  Son House

 

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Question 381 pts

____ recorded with electric groups

  Howlin’ Wolf
  Robert Johnson
  all of the above
  Huddie Ledbetter

 

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Question 391 pts

Pine Top Smith was:

  a blues guitarist
  a blues pianist
  all of the above
  .a blues harmonica player

 

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Question 401 pts

The woman known as “The Empress of the blues” was:

  Sophie Tucker
  Bessie Smith
  Ella Fitzgerald
  Billie Holiday

 

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Question 411 pts

____ is the person considered to be most important to the development of Ragtime.

  Scott Joplin
  Robert Johnson
  Howlin’ Wolf
  Bessie Smith

 

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Question 421 pts

Creoles in New Orleans played an important role in the development of jazz

  True
  False

 

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Question 431 pts

An important stride pianist and composer in early New Orleans was

  Miles Davis
  Cab Calloway
  Jelly Roll Morton
  Louis Armstrong

 

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Question 441 pts

___ was a great jazz trumpet player, one of the first great solo improvisers, an innovator of scat singing.

  Miles Davis
  John Coltrane
  Louis Armstrong
  Jelly Roll Morton

 

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Question 451 pts

_____ was a guitarist and innovator of Gypsy Jazz.

  Stephan Grapelli
  Charlie Christian
  Django Reinhardt
  Miles Davis

 

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Question 461 pts

Pick the term that does not apply to Duke Ellington:
  saxophonist
  innovative composer
  big band leader
  pianist

 

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Question 471 pts

Bebop was typically performed by big bands.

  True
  False

 

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Question 481 pts

Of the following, who did not play an important role in the development of Bebop?

  Ornette Coleman
  all of the above
  Charlie Parker
  Dizzy Gillespie

 

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Question 491 pts

Of the following, who credited with innovating modal jazz and fusion?

  Miles Davis
  Charlie Parker
  Dizzy Gillespie
  John Coltrane

 

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Question 501 pts

___ was a pianist whose work is often categorized as cool jazz.

  Duke Ellington
  Dave Brubeck
  Count Basie
  Thelonious Monk

 

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Question 511 pts

In the second half of the 20th century, Gospel keyboardists:

  all of the above
  began to use more complex chords and progressions
  began to be featured as soloists
  began to use less complex rhythms

 

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Question 521 pts

Barkley credits ____ as being the single most important influence in the development of gospel?

  Mahalia Jackson
  Thomas Dorsey
  Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  C. Albert Tindley

 

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Question 531 pts

Dorsey incorporated which three things into Gospel?
  bebop solos, blues harmonica, shuffle rhythms
  African drumming, jazz instrumentation, banjo
  jazz harmony, swing rhythm, stride piano
  blues riffs, improvisation, stronger rhythmic emphasis

 

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Question 541 pts

Before working in gospel, _____ had been a blues pianist?
  Thomas Dorsey
  C. Albert Tindley
  Pine Top Perkins
  all of the above

 

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Question 551 pts

Male quartets performed gospel in the 1920.
  True
  False

 

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Question 561 pts

Of the following, who both sang and played electric guitar?
  Aretha Franklin
  Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  Mahalia Jackson
  Ella Fitzgerald

 

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Question 571 pts

In the 1950s:
  Gospel quartets added guitar
  Gospel choirs added males
  Gospel choirs added electric organ, guitars and drums
  all of the above

 

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Question 581 pts

Gospel singers define themselves from each other through:

  embellishment
  improvisation
  all of the above
  none of the above

 

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Question 591 pts

Gospel concerts occurred in theatres, stadiums and auditoriums starting in the:

  1930s
  1940s
  1960s
  1950s

 

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Question 601 pts

Of the following Gospel artists, which one did not do “crossover” pop recordings?

  all of the above
  Aretha Franklin
  Sam Cooke
  Mahalia Jackson

 

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Question 611 pts

People in Louisiana of mixed racial origins are called Creoles.

  True
  False

 

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Question 621 pts

Two instruments that are most characteristic of Zydeco are:
  accordion and organ
  bass and drums
  froittoir and accordion
  saxophone and bass

 

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Question 631 pts

Rock and roll with elements taken from Cajun and Zydeco is called?

  Swamp and Roll
  All of the above
  Louisiana Roll
  Swamp pop

 

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Question 641 pts

Clifton Chenier played:
  Zydeco music
  The accordion
  Cajun music
  zydeco music and the accordion

 

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Question 651 pts

Michael Doucet is:

  a major figure in the “Cajun Renaissance”
  a founding member of Beausoleil
  a fiddler
  all of the above

 

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Question 661 pts

Question Both Queen Ida and Buckweat Zydeco are known for playing ___.
  all of the above
  accordion
  guitar
  froittoir

 

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Question 671 pts

Of the following musicians, who does Barkley credit as “virtually inventing” Zydeco?

  Michael Doucet
  Amedee Ardoin
  Queen Ida
  Clifton Chenier

 

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Question 681 pts

The music of French speaking Blacks from south west Louisiana is called:

  Cajun
  Creole
  Zydeco
  all of the above

 

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Question 691 pts

Creedence Clearwater revival played “Swamp pop”.
  True
  False

 

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Question 701 pts

A percussion instrument that is worn like a vest:
  is called a froittoir
  is made from a washboard
  is made from a washboard and is called a froittoir
  none of the above

 

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Question 711 pts

The person credited as the founder of Bluegrass is:

  Bill Monroe
  Johnny Cash
  Hank Williams
  All of the above

 

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Question 721 pts

The writer of classic songs “You’re Cheatin’ Heart”, “Cold, Cold Heart” and “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” was:

  Hank Williams
  Alvin Carter
  Jimmy Rogers
  Bill Monroe

 

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Question 731 pts

Roy Rogers is most associated with:

  Gospel
  Cowboy songs
  All of the above
  Bluegrass

 

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Question 741 pts

Harmonies in country music are:

  are generally quite simple
  generally based on primary chords: I, IV, V
  generally derived from C major
  generally based on the chords 1, 2, 3

 

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Question 751 pts

The Nashville sound is generally associated with a commercial type of country music.

  True
  False

 

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Question 761 pts

Of the following which country artist had his own tv show?

  Johnny Cash
  Hank Williams
  The Carter Family
  Patsy Cline

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