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African American Music

Subjects : performing-arts, music
Instructions:
  • Answer 35 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Jazz played by small band and characterized by ensemble and solo improvisation






2. If dancer messes up - then the drums stop






3. Rebirth of African-American culture






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






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






6. Brightly colored woven fabric originally worn by Ashante kings






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






8. A complex and sophisticated type of improvisation jazz






9. Most prolific American composer (Big Band)






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


11. 'King of Swing'






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






13. A spirit dancer






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






15. Black dance; once America's national dance






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






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






18. Ballroom that both whites






19. 'Father of the Blues'






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






21. One of America's most famous jazz musicians






22. Juxtaposing two or more different rhythms






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






24. A steady - recurring pulse






25. A type of spontaneous musical invention






26. Space - time - and force






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






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






29. The art of planning dance






30. Form of vocal improvisation on nonsense syllables






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






32. Big Band-first inter-racial music group






33. And easy-listening type of jazz






34. Developed ragtime music






35. Combination of jazz and rock