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This early type of
jazz emerged in the 1890s and is characterized by a steady bass and a
syncopated, jazzy treble. It was generally
written and performed by pianists.
The section within a
jazz band usually consisting of drums, double bass, piano, banjo, and/or guitar
is known as the:
He formed his own band
in Chicago (the Hot Five and Hot Seven) and made a series of landmark
recordings that sold as fast as they could be pressed; when he moved to New
York he played as the featured soloist for a number of large bands.
Born in St. Louis, the
son of a well-to-do dentist, he began playing the trumpet at 13 and turned
professional at 15. Although he idolized
Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, he nevertheless represents the cool jazz
The __________ style
combines the driving rhythms and repetitious harmonies of rock with the
improvisational virtuosity of jazz.
Tin Pan Alley was
After his mother
purchased a piano, he quickly learned to play popular music by ear and soon
took lessons in classical music. He dropped out of high school and took a job
in Tin Pan Alley as a song plugger where he earned fifteen dollars a week.
Who were the composers
of the earliest Broadway musicals, e.g. Little Johnny Jones (1906) and Showboat (1927)?
Jerome Kern, George M. Cohan
What is the popular
dramatic genre of American music that appeals to a general audience by means of
spoken dialogue, songs, and energetic dances?
Which musical retells
the story of Romeo and Juliet?
West Side Story
A style of early
popular music characterized by a pounding quadruple meter and a raw, growling
style of singing, all set within a twelve-bar blues harmony.
Rhythm and Blues
Who was the first
great exponent of rock ‘n’ roll?
Which movement emerged
as an alternative to the mechanistic music and synthetic clothing of the disco
craze as well as the highly produced, overly orchestrated arena rock on the
style of music that initially drew on funk, disco, and the black preaching
In 1984, this person
became the only person to win a Grammy simultaneously as a classical performer
and as a jazz performer.
What, in particular,
did the British Invasion bring to popular music?
Infused music with a harder edge, added the electric guitar
When did the grunge
movement in rock reach its peak of popularity?
Who paved the way for
experimentation both in songwriting and in studio recording, expanding the
boundaries of popular music and demonstrating the full potential of “teen”
Who coined the term
“rock ‘n’ roll” and disseminated this new style through radio broadcasts,
concerts, and dances?
Little Richard, Chuck Berry, and Bo Diddley were important musicians in
This musician studied
at Harvard and the Curtis Institute of Music. He has composed “serious” music, such as
symphonies and ballets, as well as more popular styles, including film scores
and four musicals. A virtuoso pianist,
conductor, and educator, he was perhaps the most dynamic musical leader the
United States has ever had.
The following broadway
song was written by which composer? (performed by Blink 182-a band I really
like…but definitely not their best day)
The fusion of jazz style with idioms and forms of classical music is
What was an early form
of American musical theater that involved songs and dances, comedy skits, and
Know songs composed on
Tin Pan Alley.
God Bless America
A native of New
Orleans, his father and brother are prominent musicians; he received his first
trumpet when he was six years old and studied classical repertoire at the
Julliard School in New York in 1980.
Which group of
musicians is famous for playing cool jazz?
Which group of
musicians is famous for playing bebop jazz?
- Charles Parker,
- Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk
Which type of jazz was
popular during the Second World War?
New Orleans jazz is typically played from written notation, known as charts.
- rather than improvisation
- Everything planned out
- Played from notation
- A more disciplined, polished sound?
Who was the most
famous composer of ragtime music?
Called the “Empress of
the Blues,” this artist was brought to New York to record for Columbia, her
most famous recordings occurred between 1924 and 1927, and brought her to the
top of the popular music world. She was the
highest paid black artist—male or female—of the day.
What is the term for a
form of black folksong that originated in the South sometime during the 1880s
and 1890s. and was passed along by oral tradition?