Duke Ellington Worksheet From Composers Monthy

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Duke Ellington Worksheet From Composers Monthy - Quiz

Use the Composer's Monthly sheet from class to answer the questions. Once you receive the sheet, read the entire sheet and andwer the questions AND the word search on the back. Scores will be automatically sent to Mr. S


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Read ALL THIS JAZZ on the back. TRUE OR FALSE Swing bands and jazz bands are the same thing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    What was one of the differences?
    • A. 

      Swing bands played swing music and orchestra music

    • B. 

      Jazz bands were used more for radio

    • C. 

      Swing bands were larger

    • D. 

      Jazz bands were larger

  • 3. 
    Another difference was......
    • A. 

      Swing bands played at dances

    • B. 

      Jazz bands played at dances

    • C. 

      Jazz bands played more at movie houses

    • D. 

      Swing bands were more popular

  • 4. 
    What did Mr. Ellington believe to be the most important ingredient of "swing" music?
    • A. 

      Melody

    • B. 

      Rhythm

    • C. 

      Solos

    • D. 

      Big bands

  • 5. 
    What are "schooled guys"?
    • A. 

      Guys that learned to play in school bands

    • B. 

      Guys that learned to play by listening to other bands

    • C. 

      Guys that know how to read music

    • D. 

      Guys that borrowed instruments from other guys

  • 6. 
    What are "ear cats"?
    • A. 

      Guys that learned to play in school bands

    • B. 

      Guys that learned to play by listening to other bands

    • C. 

      Guys that know how to read music

    • D. 

      Guys that borrowed instruments from other guys

  • 7. 
    How did Mr. Ellington earn his living when he was starting out in music?
    • A. 

      He was an artist

    • B. 

      He was a music player in a movie theater

    • C. 

      He gave piano lessons

    • D. 

      He cleaned stores as a kid

  • 8. 
    How did Mr. Ellingotn "doubly" profit from dances?
    • A. 

      He created the idea of working with 'ear cats'

    • B. 

      He created the idea of bands in night clubs

    • C. 

      He created the dances

    • D. 

      He created the dance posters

  • 9. 
    What specific things did Mr. Ellington do to acheive his unique band sound?
    • A. 

      He played on large nightclubs

    • B. 

      Pieces were connected with interludes

    • C. 

      Songs were shorter and easier to dance to

    • D. 

      He worked them REALLY hard for many hours

  • 10. 
    What does it mean to improvise?
    • A. 

      To solo with the whole band

    • B. 

      To be a perfect reader

    • C. 

      To make it up

  • 11. 
    How is improvisation used in jazz or swing music?
    • A. 

      It is a way to be personally expressive

    • B. 

      It is a way to get out of playing the music

    • C. 

      It is a way of being the star of the show

  • 12. 
    What experimental thing did Duke use in his band?
    • A. 

      Brushes for drums

    • B. 

      Toilet plungers for trumpets

    • C. 

      Electric microphones for saxophones

  • 13. 
    WORD GAME - It Don't Mean a Thing if it ain't got that..............
    • A. 

      Bling

    • B. 

      Thing

    • C. 

      Ring

    • D. 

      Swing

  • 14. 
    Duke's other special talent was...
    • A. 

      Dancing

    • B. 

      Improvising

    • C. 

      Ragtime

    • D. 

      Art

  • 15. 
    Mr. Ellington's job at the Cotton Club.
    • A. 

      Bartender

    • B. 

      Band leader

    • C. 

      Artist

    • D. 

      Club owner

  • 16. 
    The highest honor for a United States citizen.
    • A. 

      Medal of Honor

    • B. 

      Medal of Music

    • C. 

      Medal of Freedom

    • D. 

      Medal of Citizenship

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