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1
The first jazz recording was made by
A)the Count Basie Orchestra.
B)the Original Dixieland Jazz Band.
C)the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
D)Oscar Peterson and Benny Goodman.
2
Who was known as the “King of Swing?”
A)Duke Ellington
B)Count Basie
C)Fats Waller
D)Benny Goodman
3
Ragtime evolved into an improvised, more energetic piano style known as
A)boogie woogie.
B)stride.
C)bebop.
D)blues.
4
The most successful and most famous of New Orleans musicians was
A)Louis Armstrong.
B)Jelly Roll Morton.
C)Billie Holiday.
D)Herbie Hancock.
5
The most popular creator and performer of ragtime piano music was
A)Duke Ellington.
B)Fats Waller.
C)Benny Godman.
D)Scott Joplin.
6
A technique used by jazz pianists of playing syncopated chords at irregular time intervals is known as
A)comping.
B)improvising.
C)syncopation.
D)riffing.
7
Ella Fitzgerald was
A)a ragtime pianist.
B)A proponent of jazz fusion.
C)a distinguished female jazz singer.
D)the founder of bebop.
8
Jazz usually involves
A)boogie woogie.
B)improvisation.
C)bebop.
D)jam sessions.
9
Creating and performing simultaneously is called
A)riffing.
B)improvising.
C)comping.
D)scatting.
10
Boogie woogie is
A)jazz for solo piano.
B)big band jazz.
C)combo jazz.
D)free jazz.
11
The first leading proponent of cool jazz was
A)Dizzy Gillespie.
B)Chick Corea.
C)Ornette Coleman.
D)Miles Davis.
12
The roots of bebop date to the
A)1920s.
B)1930s.
C)1940s.
D)1950s
13
Syncopation is
A)timekeeping.
B)off-beat rhythms.
C)ensemble playing.
D)vibration.
14
The rhythm section includes
A)the leads.
B)the backup singers.
C)the bridge.
D)piano, bass, and drums.
15
Jazz began in
A)Casablanca.
B)New York.
C)Chicago.
D)New Orleans.
16
A typical lead instrument is the
A)tuba.
B)castanet.
C)trumpet.
D)bassinet.
17
The styles that helped to stimulate the beginnings of jazz were
A)blues.
B)gospel.
C)ragtime.
D)all of the above.
18
Dixieland originally developed in
A)Kansas City.
B)Chicago.
C)New York City.
D)Memphis.
19
A style based on the twelve-bar blues is
A)boogie-woogie.
B)stride.
C)bebop.
D)cool.
20
Big band is associated primarily with
A)dixieland.
B)swing.
C)bebop.
D)cool.







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