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African American Music

Subjects : performing-arts, music
Instructions:
  • Answer 35 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. One of the most famous female blues singers; first black woman to work with a white orchestra






2. And easy-listening type of jazz






3. Form of vocal improvisation on nonsense syllables






4. Jazz played by small band and characterized by ensemble and solo improvisation






5. One of America's most famous jazz musicians






6. Basic rhytmic pattern that forms the foundation for complex rhythms played by multiple drums.






7. Ballroom that both whites






8. A measure or two where nobody plays except for the soloist.






9. Big Band-first inter-racial music group






10. A larger jazz band characterized by ensemble and solo improvisation






11. Deliberate shifts of accent so that it conflicts with a steady beat






12. 'Father of the Blues'






13. 'King of Swing'






14. A musical form distinguished by its reliance on improvisation and its rhythmic urgency; America's gift to the world






15. A steady - recurring pulse






16. Rebirth of African-American culture






17. A complex and sophisticated type of improvisation jazz






18. Combination of jazz and rock






19. Black dance; once America's national dance






20. A spirit dancer






21. Juxtaposing two or more different rhythms






22. Rhythm characterized by syncopation in the melody and regularly accented accompaniment.






23. Developed ragtime music






24. A type of spontaneous musical invention






25. An istrument that derives its sound by being shaken or struck.






26. A musical figure repeated at the same pitch throughout the composition






27. Space - time - and force






28. Brightly colored woven fabric originally worn by Ashante kings






29. One of the most famous male blues singers who helped R & B develop






30. The art of planning dance






31. Structure and design of a musical composition incorporating unity - variety - content - and repitition.






32. Most prolific American composer (Big Band)






33. If dancer messes up - then the drums stop






34. An African American music that often expresses sadness - longing - or frustration






35. First recorded anti-racial song; recorded by Billie Holliday