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Jazz History (Grade 9)

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Jazz History

Charlie Parker was one of the only bebop musicians to write polyphonice jazz music.
  1. True
  2. False
Memphis Minnie was one of the most famous female jazz guitarists who helped influence the electric Chicago sound.
  1. True
  2. False
Jazz music was initially made largely by and for
  1. Slaves
  2. African Americans
  3. Students
  4. Cajuns
Jazz was made popular by
  1. African American Singers
  2. Cajun Performers
  3. Composers
  4. White bandleaders
Who was the King of Jazz?
  1. Bing Crosby
  2. Paul Whiteman
  3. Leadbelly
  4. Louis Armstrong
The way music is organized is called
  1. Form
  2. Melody
  3. Chords
  4. Harmony
In the mid                   , Swing started to emerge as the main form of jazz.
                                     was controversial because he composed his jazz pieces rather than improvise.
Who is Louis Armstrong and what did he contribute to New Orleans jazz?

Please describe the 3 by 3's of jazz improvisation in detail.

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