The Ultimate Exam On Music: Quiz!

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Music Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    After listening to Ruth Etting's recording of "Deed I Do," the first section of music (0:00-0:43) can best be described as: 
    • A. 

      The refrain

    • B. 

      The verse

    • C. 

      The hook

    • D. 

      The

  • 2. 
    In the song from Question 1, what is the best way to describe the form of the second main section (0:43-1:32)?
    • A. 

      AABA

    • B. 

      Sectional

    • C. 

      Montuno

    • D. 

      Strophic

  • 3. 
    The form, instrumental timbres, lyrics, and vocal style heard in "My Blue Heaven" characterize this song as most likely belonging to what genre?
    • A. 

      Ragtime

    • B. 

      Old-Time music

    • C. 

      Jazz

    • D. 

      Tin Pan Alley

  • 4. 
    The soft, "crooning," singing style heard in "My Blue Heaven" is most closely linked with which of the following developments in recording technology:
    • A. 

      Wax cylinders

    • B. 

      The phonograph

    • C. 

      The microphone

    • D. 

      Radio networks

  • 5. 
    Scott Joplin is best known for composing songs in which genre of music?
    • A. 

      Ballads

    • B. 

      Ragtime

    • C. 

      Tin Pan Alley

    • D. 

      Minstrel Shows

  • 6. 
    The rumba "Enigue Nigue" concludes with a section featuring a solo vocal improvisation alternating with a fixed refrain in a call-and-response fashion, a section also known as the:
    • A. 

      Chorus

    • B. 

      Strophe

    • C. 

      Montuno

    • D. 

      Pregón

  • 7. 
    The term "timbre" describes:
    • A. 

      The overall rhythmic feel of a song

    • B. 

      The vocal range of a singer

    • C. 

      A type of drum used by early jazz bands

    • D. 

      Tone color, or characteristic sound of an instrument or voice

  • 8. 
    The opening guitar line in "Satisfaction" by the Rolling Stones can be described as:
    • A. 

      A riff

    • B. 

      A hook

    • C. 

      A bridge

    • D. 

      Both a riff and a hook