Popular Music In The Americas Test

14 Questions | Total Attempts: 59

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  • 1. 
    The british-protestant slave-holding colonist influenced music in america by:
    • A. 

      Banning drumming among slaves

    • B. 

      Allowing work songs to be sung if it helped get work done

    • C. 

      Forcing slaves to attend church and learn european hymns

    • D. 

      All of these choices

  • 2. 
    African musical retentions in the united states:
    • A. 

      Contributes to the development of the modern violin

    • B. 

      Remain dominant components of american popular music

    • C. 

      Are dominated by traditional african instruments

    • D. 

      Are rarely found in popular music today

  • 3. 
    Historians believe that the earliest european music played in north america included:
    • A. 

      Christian church music

    • B. 

      Plantation songs

    • C. 

      Parlor songs and folk songs

    • D. 

      Opera

  • 4. 
    Shape note singing is best described as a:
    • A. 

      Way of encouraging voices to blend together by emphasizing bel canto singing

    • B. 

      A style of parlor song singing

    • C. 

      Style ofd singing that emphasized the pronunciation of clear vowels and consonants

    • D. 

      Simplified form of musical notation where different shapes represent different pitches

  • 5. 
    What did stephen foster call his  version of minstrel show songs?
    • A. 

      Pleasure garden songs

    • B. 

      Bay psalms book

    • C. 

      Broadside ballads

    • D. 

      Ballad collections by cecil sharp and francis james child

  • 6. 
    Stephen foster
    • A. 

      Hymns and patriotic songs

    • B. 

      Minstrelsy

    • C. 

      Tin pan alley

    • D. 

      Parlor songs

    • E. 

      Band music

  • 7. 
    William billings
    • A. 

      Hymns and patriotic songs

    • B. 

      Minstrelsy

    • C. 

      Tin pan alley

    • D. 

      Parlor songs

    • E. 

      Band music

  • 8. 
    John philip sousa
    • A. 

      Hymns and patriotic songs

    • B. 

      Minstrelsy

    • C. 

      Tin pan alley

    • D. 

      Parlor songs

    • E. 

      Band music

  • 9. 
    Who was theodor adorno?
  • 10. 
    Name one reason that ASCAP was formed.
  • 11. 
    What is ethnic novelty song?
  • 12. 
    Subordinate culture
  • 13. 
    Hybridity
  • 14. 
    Vernacular tradition