How To Be Popular In Music School?

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How To Be Popular In Music School?

The Topic is Popular Music. Be popular in class by knowing what popular music is out there. Enjoy!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which answer best explains Popular Music?
    • A. 

      Popular music is essentially music that is popular at any given time. The life-expectancy is highly dependent on society and culture.

    • B. 

      Music that is played or sung by popular people.

    • C. 

      Rock 'n' Roll music and other styles that comes from it.

    • D. 

      Music that is popular today and is highly independent from society and culture

  • 2. 
    Which of the following genres belong to Popular Music?
    • A. 

      Rock 'n' Roll

    • B. 

      Hip Hop

    • C. 

      Heavy Metal

    • D. 

      Jazz

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Following the success of the beatles, what was the usual line up for a rock band?
    • A. 

      Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass

    • B. 

      Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar (vocals), Electric Bass and Drums

    • C. 

      Piano, Guitar, Bass and Drums

    • D. 

      Piano, Bass, Brass instrument and Drums

  • 4. 
    Define acid rock
    • A. 

      Guitar-based rock with desultory male vocalists or chirpy female vocalists. It grew in response to the last gasp of dinosaur bands from the 1970s and from the commercial success of bands such as Nirvana and Pearl Jam. Also known as modern rock.

    • B. 

      A style of music popularized in the 1950s with words and nonsense syllables sung in harmony by small groups.

    • C. 

      An early form of country music that combines the gospel-tinged vocals of the Blue Ridge Mountain region with folk melodies. Instrumentation generally includes guitars, banjos, mandolins and fiddles.

    • D. 

      Rock music with a repetitive beat and lyrics that is suggestive of psychedelic experiences.

  • 5. 
    Define the style Blues
    • A. 

      A style of jazz characterized by rhythmic and harmonic complexity, improvised solo performances and a virtuoso execution.

    • B. 

      A style of music that evolved from southern African-American secular songs and is usually characterized by slow tempo and flatted thirds and sevenths. Blues influenced the development of rock, rhythm and blues and country music.

    • C. 

      A type of music that originated in the West Indies and is characterized by humorous, improvised lyrics often on topical subjects.

    • D. 

      A style of jazz with elaborately syncopated rhythm in the melody and a steadily accented Oom-pah accompaniment.

  • 6. 
    Define the style Punk
    • A. 

      A type of popular music combining elements of jazz, blues and soul and characterized by syncopated rhythm and a heavy, repetitive bass line.

    • B. 

      A ponderous rock form characterized by brittle, flashy guitar work, unnaturally high-pitched male vocals and an adolescent fascination with the darker side of human experience. Born in the late 1960s of bands such as Deep Purple and Black Sabbath, heavy metal is currently associated with bands such as Metallica and Soundgarden.

    • C. 

      A rock form characterized by aggressive volume, short, angry vocals and often bitter political or hopeless emotional content. It was born as a reaction to the bland corporate rock of 1970s. Early exponents of punk included Sex Pistols, The Clash, Ramones, and Buzzcocks. Punk’s recent revival is attributed to the dominance of sound-alike ‘alterative’ bands.

    • D. 

      The label applied to a rock form featuring distorted guitars, whining vocals and flannel-shirt-wearing band members. It is popularised by and associated primarily with Seattle bands such as Nirvana and Alice in Chains

  • 7. 
    Define the style Jazz
    • A. 

      American music born in the early part of the century from Africanrhythms and slave chants. It has spread from its African-American roots to a worldwide audience. Jazz developed from early 1900’s with small ensemble improvisation to big band swing to the soloing brilliance of bop to thorny atonality and back to the current re-articulation of melody and harmony.

    • B. 

      An early form of country music that combines the gospel-tinged vocals of the Blue Ridge Mountain region with folk melodies. Instrumentation generally includes guitars, banjos, mandolins and fiddles.

    • C. 

      The name for a type of rhythm and blues built on elements of gospel and spiritual music. Often, practitioners such as Sam Cooke maintained two careers simultaneously in soul and popular music.

    • D. 

      A type of music that originated in the West Indies and is characterized by humorous, improvised lyrics often on topical subjects.

  • 8. 
    What is the common form in Popular Music?
    • A. 

      Form in popular music is most often sectional, the most common sections being verse, chorus or refrain, and bridge.

    • B. 

      Sonata form

    • C. 

      ABACABACA

    • D. 

      Rondo Form

  • 9. 
    What instruments are used in Popular Music
    • A. 

      Guitar, Bass, keyboards and Drums

    • B. 

      Electronic devices

    • C. 

      Brass and woodwind instruments

    • D. 

      Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    What does Theodor Adorno mean by Standardization?
    • A. 

      Musical elements are original

    • B. 

      The process of developing and agreeing upon technical standards

    • C. 

      Music must have a standard of expectation

    • D. 

      Art of composing Popular Music