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The History of Bebop (Grade 9)

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The History of Bebop

Instructions: Select the correct answer to each question.

Charlie Parker was one of the only bebop musicians to write polyphonice jazz music.
  1. True
  2. False
James Brown was one of the main innovators of bebop.
  1. True
  2. False
Bebop was so named because when you sing its melodies, it ends in "bebop."
  1. True
  2. False
Thelonious Monk was the man responsible for coming up with the harmonization behind bebop.
  1. True
  2. False
Kenny Clark is responsible for changing the shuffle from the early swing version, to the loose different sounding bebop shuffle.
  1. True
  2. False
Dizzy Gillespie was was one of the two main innovators of bebop.
  1. True
  2. False
Bebop was invented in what area of the country?
  1. Honolulu
  2. Houston
  3. Harrisburg
  4. Harlem
What are some harmonic changes in bebop?
  1. Raise 4
  2. Flat 5
  3. Reharmonization
  4. All of the above
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
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, accordion
  4. all of the above
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