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Jazz Review

Quiz by Samuel Carter

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  • Q1
    In what city and state was jazz first created?
    New York City, New York
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Billings, Montana
    30s
  • Q2
    Jazz is a fusion of two musical traditions: West African traditional music and...
    American folk songs
    British brass bands
    French accordion music
    European classical music
    30s
  • Q3
    "Spontaneous composition of music without any written notes" is the definition of which jazz characteristic?
    Improvisation
    Syncopation
    Swung notes
    30s
  • Q4
    "Eighth notes played with irregular lengths (long-short)" is the definition of which jazz characteristic?
    Improvisation
    Syncopation
    Swung notes
    30s
  • Q5
    In jazz, the emphasis is placed on "off" or "weak" beats like beat 2 and 4 instead of 1 and 3 in each measure. What is this characteristic called?
    Improvisation
    Syncopation
    Swung notes
    30s
  • Q6
    The style of music from the late 1800s and early 1900s that used "blue" (lowered) notes and tended to be about sad topics was known as what?
    Bebop
    Ragtime
    Cool jazz
    The blues
    30s
  • Q7
    The style of jazz that used group and solo improvisation and originated in New Orleans in the early 1900s through the 1930s was known as...
    New Orleans/Dixieland jazz
    Hard bop
    Ragtime
    Swing
    30s
  • Q8
    The style of jazz that was popular in the 1930s and early 1940s that used written, structured music and large performance groups was known as what?
    Big band/Swing
    Avant-garde
    Dixieland jazz
    Free jazz
    30s
  • Q9
    The style of jazz that came into existence in the 1940s-1950s and was characterized by very fast tempos and complicated rhythms was known as...
    Cool jazz
    Bebop
    Ragtime
    Funk
    30s
  • Q10
    Starting in the 1950s, jazz started to split into a lot of different, but related, styles. Which one of these is one of those styles?
    Bebop
    Ragtime
    Big band/Swing
    Cool jazz
    30s
  • Q11
    Scott Joplin (1868-1917), was a piano player from Texas who was a famous musician and composer in what style?
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    Ragtime
    Hard bop
    Swing
    Blues
    30s
  • Q12
    Bessie Smith (1894-1937) was a singer from Tennessee who was famous for singing what kind of songs?
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    Bebop
    Dixieland
    Blues
    Rock and roll
    30s
  • Q13
    Count Basie (1904-1984) was a piano player and bandleader from New Jersey who played what style of jazz?
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    New Orleans/Dixieland
    Hard bop
    Big band/Swing
    Free jazz
    30s
  • Q14
    Charlie Parker (1920-1955) was a saxophonist and composer from Kansas who invented what style of jazz?
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    Bebop
    Blues
    Dixieland/New Orleans
    Avant-garde
    30s
  • Q15
    John Coltrane (1926-1967) was a saxophonist from North Carolina who was known for what kind of jazz?
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    Big band/Swing
    Cool jazz
    Bebop
    Free jazz
    30s

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