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The History of Bebop (Grade 9)

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The History of Bebop

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1. 
Charlie Parker was one of the only bebop musicians to write polyphonice jazz music.
  1. True
  2. False
2. 
James Brown was one of the main innovators of bebop.
  1. True
  2. False
3. 
Bebop was so named because when you sing its melodies, it ends in "bebop."
  1. True
  2. False
4. 
Thelonious Monk was the man responsible for coming up with the harmonization behind bebop.
  1. True
  2. False
5. 
Kenny Clark is responsible for changing the shuffle from the early swing version, to the loose different sounding bebop shuffle.
  1. True
  2. False
6. 
Dizzy Gillespie was was one of the two main innovators of bebop.
  1. True
  2. False
7. 
Bebop was invented in what area of the country?
  1. Honolulu
  2. Houston
  3. Harrisburg
  4. Harlem
8. 
What are some harmonic changes in bebop?
  1. Raise 4
  2. Flat 5
  3. Reharmonization
  4. All of the above
9. 
The main difference between a big band and a bebop quintet (other than size) was the opportunity to do this:
  1. record
  2. sing
  3. improvise
  4. write
10. 
In bebop, the quintet most COMMONLY included the following instruments:
  1. trumpet, saxophone, piano, bass, drums
  2. trumpet, flute, guitar, bass, chimes
  3. saxophone, tambourine, piano, kazoo, accordian
  4. all of the above
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