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Class:MUS 107 - MUSIC TODAY
Subject:Music
University:California State University - Northridge
Term:Fall 2014
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The three streams of tradition that became the sources of American popular music were European American, African American, and Latin American 
A musical statement by a singer or instrumentalist that is answered by other singers or instrumentalists Call-and-response 
is a term that evokes the channeled flow of swinging or funky or phat rhythms Groove 
Which of the following was a nineteenth-century form of popular entertainment involving white performers caricaturing black music and dance Minstrelsy 
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A repeating section of song melody and lyrics is called a ___________. Chorus 
Americas first great popular and professional songwriter. He wrote some 200 songs and supported himself by his trade from 1850 until his early death in 1864 Stephen Foster 
The words of a song are called Lyrics
Which of the following is an African American invention developed from stringed instruments common in the Senegambia region? Banjo
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Which of the following songs was NOT written by Stephen Foster After the Ball 
_________ refers to the quality of a sound, sometimes called tone color Timbre 
Which of the following describes strophic form? The lyrics change whille the melody remains the same    
___________ is the rhythmic conflict that occurs when accents do not coincide with the beat. Syncopation 
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Which of the following was the most famous composer of ragtime music at the turn of the twentieth century? Scott Joplin
This city was the center of popular music at the turn of the twentieth century New York 
A song that possesses a continuing appeal that surpasses nostalgia is referred to as a standard 
Which of the following statements is NOT true of the country/rural blues This style was recorded by artists such as Bessie Smith    
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For the most part, Tin Pan Alley songs did not deal with troubling social issues of the time such as racism, unemployment, and the rise of fascism in Europe. TRUE
Which was the most commonly used form in Tan Pan Alley songs? Verse-refrain with an AABA refrain 
The first successful singing cowboy was Gene Autry 
How were Tin Pan Alley songs personalized for the listener All of the above    
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The development of a more relaxed, intimate style of singing in the mid-1920s was made possible by The invention of the microphone 
The first blues records by African-American singers were written by professional songwriters eager to cash in on the national fascination with "authentic Negro music." TRUE
When contrasting between black gospel and white gospel in the 1930s, we see that
This country/rural blues singer recorded Cross Road Blues and was especially revered by the British guitarist Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones and by Eric Clapton of Cream. Robert Johnson 
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Which of the following statements is NOT true of Jimmie Rodgers He represented the conservative elements of country music    
Which of the following statements best describes race and hillbilly music Both were rooted in long-standing folk music traditions of the American south.  AND 

They grew out of the music industry's efforts to develop alternative markets during a

nationwide decline in record sales    
Which of the following describes the standard structure of a blues song Twelve-bar form made up of three four-bar sections (AAB)    
What was the most important way of promoting popular music in the Swing Era? Network radio    
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The two most popular African-American swing band leaders were Count Basie and Duek Ellington
The Swing Era encompasses the years 1935-45
Which one of the following musicians is associated with the jump band style, a forerunner of rock and roll? Louis Jordan 
This singer was the first teen idol; jazz singers such as Billie Holiday and classical violinist Jascha Heifetz influenced him. Frank Sinatra 
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 The three streams of tradition that became the sources of American popular music wereEuropean American, African American, and Latin American 
 A musical statement by a singer or instrumentalist that is answered by other singers or instrumentalistsCall-and-response 
 is a term that evokes the channeled flow of swinging or funky or phat rhythmsGroove 
 Which of the following was a nineteenth-century form of popular entertainment involving white performers caricaturing black music and danceMinstrelsy 
 A repeating section of song melody and lyrics is called a ___________.Chorus 
 Americas first great popular and professional songwriter. He wrote some 200 songs and supported himself by his trade from 1850 until his early death in 1864Stephen Foster 
 The words of a song are calledLyrics
 Which of the following is an African American invention developed from stringed instruments common in the Senegambia region?Banjo
 Which of the following songs was NOT written by Stephen FosterAfter the Ball 
 _________ refers to the quality of a sound, sometimes called tone colorTimbre 
 Which of the following describes strophic form?The lyrics change whille the melody remains the same    
 ___________ is the rhythmic conflict that occurs when accents do not coincide with the beat.Syncopation 
 Which of the following was the most famous composer of ragtime music at the turn of the twentieth century?Scott Joplin
 This city was the center of popular music at the turn of the twentieth centuryNew York 
 A song that possesses a continuing appeal that surpasses nostalgia is referred to as astandard 
 Which of the following statements is NOT true of the country/rural bluesThis style was recorded by artists such as Bessie Smith    
 For the most part, Tin Pan Alley songs did not deal with troubling social issues of the time such as racism, unemployment, and the rise of fascism in Europe.TRUE
 Which was the most commonly used form in Tan Pan Alley songs?Verse-refrain with an AABA refrain 
 The first successful singing cowboy wasGene Autry 
 How were Tin Pan Alley songs personalized for the listenerAll of the above    
 The development of a more relaxed, intimate style of singing in the mid-1920s was made possible byThe invention of the microphone 
 The first blues records by African-American singers were written by professional songwriters eager to cash in on the national fascination with "authentic Negro music."TRUE
 When contrasting between black gospel and white gospel in the 1930s, we see that 
 This country/rural blues singer recorded Cross Road Blues and was especially revered by the British guitarist Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones and by Eric Clapton of Cream.Robert Johnson 
 Which of the following statements is NOT true of Jimmie RodgersHe represented the conservative elements of country music    
 Which of the following statements best describes race and hillbilly musicBoth were rooted in long-standing folk music traditions of the American south.  AND 

They grew out of the music industry's efforts to develop alternative markets during a

nationwide decline in record sales    
 Which of the following describes the standard structure of a blues songTwelve-bar form made up of three four-bar sections (AAB)    
 What was the most important way of promoting popular music in the Swing Era?Network radio    
 The two most popular African-American swing band leaders were Count Basie andDuek Ellington
 The Swing Era encompasses the years1935-45
 Which one of the following musicians is associated with the jump band style, a forerunner of rock and roll?Louis Jordan 
 This singer was the first teen idol; jazz singers such as Billie Holiday and classical violinist Jascha Heifetz influenced him.Frank Sinatra 
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