Gospel Reading and Study Guide Questions and Answers

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Gospel Reading and Study Guide Questions and Answers Tony Heilbut, The Gospel Sound , “Introduction: The Gospel Moment” 1. “All of rock’s most resilient features, the beat, the drama, the group vibrations derive from gospel” 2.?? 3. “Gospel influences, reflects and mimics blues, jazz, and even country and western.” 4. The preachings of Jonathan Edwards and Cotton Mather were influential on what eventually became gospel style because Edwards and Mather “combined the revival hymns of eighteenth-century England with an African song style” which created gospel. 5. “Although a shout usually comes out in a dance, the spirit can announce itself in laughing, walking, running, arm-waving, and fainting”…. “Some rock gently, lightly swinging their hips and shoulders in counterpoint to the music…Some wave their hands in the air, others hold one hand or arm erect. Most people shout with their eyes shut to the world.” 6. Modern gospel began circa 1925 (barely 60 years before the article was copy written in
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Unformatted text preview: 1985) 7. Old time songs, like those of Issac Watts, personify the moaning style from which all Afro-American music derives. Old time gospel songs also have a mood of isolation and loss, which is very common in gospel. This could factor into these songs having such longevity in the gospel repertoire. 8. **Not a question here ** Says to learn about the quartets so we can compare quartet singing later to R&B** 9. I think that the author would be fine with Aretha Franklin singing Amazing Grace because she likely either had a rough life when she was young or her family did before her and her singing it would still have meaning. 10. The elements of the emotional sound system are moans, hums, and chuckles. The language of gospel singers is a mix of tradition and innovation and like in their singing, when the singers speak they use moans, hums, and chuckles (nonverbal aids) to enhance communication....
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course MUNM 256 taught by Professor Mygatt during the Spring '08 term at Ithaca College.

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