The earliest blues was primarily
Correct vocal music.
Correct vocal music.*
solo guitar music.
Syncopation occurs when accents are placed
Correct in between beats.
on the beats.
on beats one and three.
on beats one and two.
Correct in between beats.*
Which styles of African-American music led to the development of jazz?
Correct Ragtime and the blues
Operas and symphonies
Bluegrass and country
Correct Ragtime and the blues*
Ballads and sea chanteys
The blues evolved out all of the musical styles below except for
Improvisation became a part of jazz as
Correct musicians began taking liberties with the melodies.
Correct musicians began taking liberties with the melodies.*
the chord progressions of various tunes grew more complex.
fewer and fewer musicians could read music.
musicians stopped filling in sounds to stretch out the music.
A pitch bend is
Correct the raising or lowering of a tone’s pitch.
altering the notes of a melody.
Correct the raising or lowering of a tone’s pitch.*
playing accents in between beats.
an unwavering, straight tone.
The earliest jazz mainly provided music for
Correct social dances.
African-American church services.
Correct social dances.*
Collective improvisation is
Correct when a group of musicians improvise at the same time.
Correct when a group of musicians improvise at the same time.*
a rhythmic concept unique to ragtime and Early jazz.
generally as aspect of solo performances.
a characteristic of the earliest forms of the blues.
Which instrument would be part of the front line of an early jazz ensemble?
Jazz originated in
New York City
In addition to being an innovative instrumentalist, Louis Armstrong also popularized
Correct scat singing.
Correct scat singing.*
During the 1920’s, many notable black musicians migrated from New Orleans to
Jelly Roll Morton played the
The first jazz recording was made in
What ensemble made the first jazz recording?
Correct The Original Dixieland Jazz Band
Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five
Ma Rainy and her Georgia Jazz Band
Correct The Original Dixieland Jazz Band*
The Wolverines featuring Bix Beiderbecke
Who is considered one of the first great soloists in jazz?
Jelly Roll Morton
James P. Johnson