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African American Music

Subjects : performing-arts, music
Instructions:
  • Answer 35 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Structure and design of a musical composition incorporating unity - variety - content - and repitition.






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






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






4. A type of spontaneous musical invention






5. And easy-listening type of jazz






6. 'Father of the Blues'






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






8. 'King of Swing'






9. Black dance; once America's national dance






10. Rebirth of African-American culture






11. A spirit dancer






12. Combination of jazz and rock






13. Juxtaposing two or more different rhythms






14. Brightly colored woven fabric originally worn by Ashante kings






15. A complex and sophisticated type of improvisation jazz






16. Space - time - and force






17. One of the most famous female blues singers; first black woman to work with a white orchestra






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






19. Ballroom that both whites






20. A steady - recurring pulse






21. Developed ragtime music






22. If dancer messes up - then the drums stop






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






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






25. Most prolific American composer (Big Band)






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






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






28. The art of planning dance






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






30. One of America's most famous jazz musicians






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






32. Big Band-first inter-racial music group






33. Form of vocal improvisation on nonsense syllables






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






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