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MUSC 2150
Shannon Carter

Music and Popular Culture Listening Quiz 1 KNOW: 1) Name the song 2) Name the artist 3) Discuss the genre/style of song 4) Meter & rhythm 5) Instrumentation 6) Musical form 7) Song features Unit 2: Dominant Culture vs. Underground Cultures Mainstream Popular Music: 1. Over the Rainbow pg. 42 2. Judy Garland with Victor Young and his Orchestra 3. Pop formal design 4. 4/4quadruple simple, 4-8mm 5. Orchestra 6. Uses AABApresents two verses followed by a contrasting bridge, and a return to the verse 7. Tempo frequently speeds up and slows down which help shape the vocal phrases and make them more expressive 1. I’m Sittin’ on Top of the World pg. 56 2. Les Paul & Mary Ford 3. Pop 4. 2/4duple simple, with verse in 4/4quadruple simple as indicted 5. Layered electric guitars and lead vocals. 6. AABA, with three presentations of the complete verse-verse-bridge-verse structure 7. The highest and fastest guitar lines were recorded at half speed, creating a chipmunk sound Country-Western Music: 1. Can the Circle Be Unbroken pg. 17 2. The Carter Family 3. Country Western 4. 2/4duple simple, with dropped beats, 16mm 5. Acoustic guitar 6. Simple verse-chorus 7. Two female vocals and one male voice, with one female voice taking the lead during versus and choruses sung in three part harmony 1. Hey Good Lookin’ pg. 66 2. Hank Williams 3. Country Western 4. 4/4quadruple simple 5. Acoustic guitars, bass, steel guitar, fiddle and lead vocal 6. AABA, with three presentations of the complete verse-verse-bridge-verse structure 7. There are no drums, which were forbidden in the early years of the Grand Ole Opry. Words and music by Hank Williams hit #1 on the Billboard “Records Most Played by Folk Disc Jockeys” in 1951 Rhythm and Blues: 1. Evil is Going On pg. 62 2. Howlin’ Wolf 3. Jazz and Blues 4. 12/8quadruple compound with a shuffle in 4 5. Piano, guitars, bass, harmonica, and lead vocals 6. Simple verse 7. The lyrics for each verse begin differently but they always close with the same lyrics. Returning lyrics that occur within a verse as they do in this song are called refrain. 1. Sh-Boom pg. 13 2. The Chords 3
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