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Week 2 Study Guide-1

Week 2 Study Guide-1 - th century American popular Music...

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Rock Music History - MUS U111 Prof. Landgrebe Week 2 Study Guide Terms: riff, hook, melody, harmony, chords, texture, dynamics, inflection, melisma, pentatonic scale vs. major scale, strophic, ballad, jig, parlor song, minstrel show, black minstrelsy show, vaudeville, tin pan alley, tin pan alley song form, singing stooge, crooner People to remember: Henry Russell, Virginia Minstrels, Tony Pastor, Irving Berlin, Bing Crosby Key Points: Rock Music Style 2 1) What was the first electric guitar model? What was the first solid body guitar model? 2) How does the electric guitar differ from an acoustic? 3) Why do rock songs favor riffs vs. longer melodies? How do rock songs use riffs? 4) How are riffs and hooks similar? Different? How do melodies differ from riffs? Origins of American Popular Music 1) How did African music influence 19
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Unformatted text preview: th century American popular Music? Folk Music? Classical? What are the characteristics of each of these influential styles? What are the differences between the European classical and African musical traditions? 2) How did the aspects of the European and African musical traditions influence The Minstrel Show? How is the Minstrel Show relevant to rock music? 3) How did the Minstrel Show influence Vaudeville? What are the differences between Vaudeville and the Minstrel Show? Similarities? 4) Where did the phrase Tin Pan Alley come from? What did Tin Pan Alley businessmen sell? What did these businessmen do to get their songs in the audiences ears? What is Tin Pan Alley song form? How is Tin Pan Alley relevant to rock music?...
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