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33 Cards in this Set

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horizontal aspect of music, most recongnizable part of a song
music moving in time
creates depth and supports the melody
musical fabric density of the music
tension in the harmony
resolution in the harmony which controls the direction of the music
also known as the "pulse"
how music is measured
a normally unaccented beat is accented
the way the song is put together
bottle neck
a glass or metal tube that fits over a guitarists ring finger or little finger and stops the strings of the guitar when it is slid up or down the instruments fingerboard.
blue notes
notes that are lowered a half step or less. early blues musicians lowered the third and seventh scale degrees, and bebop musicians lowered the fifth degree as well.
blues harp
a harmonica used to play blues.
oral poets in africa who memorized and sang the story of their peoples history.
gospel blues
a style of blues which is very energetic and syncopated.
doo wop blues
a style of blues that is a secular version of gospel; very entergetic and syncopated.
country blues
a very commercial style of blues.
Robert Johnson
the most influential country blues singer/guitarists who recorded in the thrities
BB King
an important delta blues artist who influenced many rock guitarists such as eric clapton and jimi hendrix
classic blues
a blues style of the twenties and thirties, in which female singers, such as Bessie Smith, were featured as sololists with blues bands. this type of blues was usually in strict twelve bar form.
an expressive and elaborate melodic improvisation sung on a single syllable; many notes per syllable of text.
scott joplin
one of the best known ragtime artists who sold over a million copies of his composition "Maple Leaf Rag".
steven foster
Known as the "father of american music" who wrote songs such as "oh susanna" and "old folks at home" which reflect the sentiment of pre civil war america
Radioheads "Life in a Glass House"
A recently adapted song by one of todays popular alternative rock bands that uses syncopated rhythms to resemble the genre of early Ragtime.
Original composer of "Sh-boom"
The Chords (1954)
the composer of the cover song "Sh-boom"
The Crew-Cuts (1954)
original composer of "crying in the chapel"
The Orioles (1953)
the singer of the cover song "crying in the chapel"
Darrell Glenn
doo wop progression
the chord progression of a tonic chord, a submedian seventh chord, a supertonic seventh chord, and a dominant seventh chord, commonly used as the basis of fifties doo wop songs.
call and responce
most comonly used in Gospel music, the practice of singing in which a solo vocalist is answered by a group of singers. this practice is also used with instruments.
Woody Guthrie
a early 20th century folk singer who had the most influence on Bob Dylan. his most famous piece is "this land is your land"
the almanack singers; pete seeger, woodie guthrie, lee hays, and millard lampell
a folk group formed by Pete Seeger in New York in 1941 that sang out for the development of strong labor unions, civil rights, and the need to end the war.
the repeated raising and lowering of a pitch that produces an undulation(wave like) in the tone