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The History of Swing (Grade 9)

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The History of Swing

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1. 
This type of bass line combined with the cymbal to create the shuffle found in swing.
  1. skipping
  2. walking
  3. running
  4. galloping
2. 
Who is one of the most famous swing arrangers?
  1. Fletcher Henderson
  2. Ramsey Lewis
  3. Billie Holiday
  4. Ella Fitzgerald
3. 
One of the most popular swing dances is called the:
  1. Swing
  2. The Twist
  3. The Lindy Hop
  4. The Bunny Hop
4. 
The music of the swing era is often regarded as one of the most influential precursors to what style of music?
  1. country
  2. traditional pop music
  3. blues
  4. spirituals
5. 
The                      is the main rhythm behind swing music.
6. 
In the mid                   , Swing started to emerge as the main form of jazz.
7. 
In swing, a                      bass line is often heard.
8. 
The swing era was roughly from the                    to the                   .
9. 
Duke Ellington was responsible for the term "swing" due to his famous song:                                                                                                               
10. 
Swing uses a strong rhythm section of                              and                  as the anchor for a lead section of brass instruments such as                       and                         .
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