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American Roots Music Exam Episode 1 & 2

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American Roots Music Exam Episode 1 & 2 MUS 1030

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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Remon Notetaker on Friday May 6, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to MUS 1030 at Middle Tennessee State University taught by DAVID FEAGANS in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 4 views. For similar materials see INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC in Music Education at Middle Tennessee State University.


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Date Created: 05/06/16
1. How was folk music learned? oral 2. Who brought folk songs to the United States? European and African 3. Music is the _______ we stand on. ground 4. What is American roots music composed of? All the other music that came BEFORE 5. What was the foundation for the blues? Call and response 6. Who collected the first book of cowboy songs and what was its name? John Lomax - "Cowboy songs and other Frontier Ballads" 7. Singing schools taught what? Harmony, Pitch, and Tempo 8. Jazz is based on what? The Blues 9. What was the 1st blues song to be recorded, when and by whom? "Crazy Blues" 1920 Mamie Smith 10. What is a spiritual composed of? During slavery European Church Music blended with African songs 11. What group popularized the spiritual? Fisk Jubilee Singers 12. What was one of the 1st widely heard forms of American roots music? Spiritual 13. Country music recording was born in what year? 1923 14. The Bristol Sessions recorded who? Carter family and Jimmie Rogers 15. Where was the cradle of the Blues? Mississippi Delta 16. The Blues grew out of what? Desperation and hope 17. Portable recording equipment recorded the blues when? Late 1920's 18. Who wrote music for Son House? Robert Johnson 19. When did Boogie Woogie become popular? 1930's 20. When was the 1st recording of Cajun and Tejano music? The Late 1920's 21. What was Lydia Mendoza called? Sparrow of the poor people 22. Where is the home of Country Music? Grand Ole Opry 23. Who was the 1st announcer of the Grand Ole Opry in 1924? George D. Hay 24. Who was the 1st black star on the Grand Ole Opry and what instrument did he play? DeFord Bailey - harmonica 25. What was Uncle Dave Macon's profession? freight hauler and farmer 26. What did Uncle Dave Macon's hat band say? Old but regular 27. Black gospel joined what types of music? Blues and salvation songs 28. Who was the father of Black Gospel music? Thomas A. Dorsey 29. Cowboy songs became a part of our culture through what? Western Movies 30. Who was the father of Western Swing? Bob Wills 31. What does a Western Swing band consist of? Square dance band plus steel guitar, drums and trumpets 32. What two types of music blended to form Western Swing? Fiddle tunes and parts of popular music 33. What was the forerunner of the tape recorder? Portable disk cutter 34. Who was the 1st nationally known folk musician? Huddle Ledbetter Lead Belly 35. Who was the head of the library of congress folk song recording project? John Lomax 36. Who was the most prolific roots musician of the century? Woody Guthrie 37. Who was the role model for protest singers? Woody Guthrie 38. Bluegrass music is called what? Folk music in overdrive 39. Bluegrass music started in _____. 1940s 40. Who is the father of Bluegrass and the High Lonesome sound? Bill Monroe 41. What technique is Earl Scruggs famous for? 3 fingered banjo technique 42. Who invented a style of guitar playing to accompany yourself? Merle Travis 43. Hony Tonk music was born when? During the Depression 44. Who is the father of Honky Tonk? Ernest Tubb 45. What two types of music did Hank Williams blend? Honky Tonk blues and traditional Country 46. Where was the center of the Blues? Beale Street 47. What was the significance of 1941? KFFA - sonny Boy Williamson on radio - 1st black on the air 48. what was the 1st all Black Music Radio Station in America? WDIA


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