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1

What kinds of technology emerged in the 1920's that was relevant to the music industry?

Records and record players, live radio broadcasts.

2

The music industry began to classify music in the 1920's. How did this impact the types of music that became popular?

The music industry can decide what music would be published, played, recorded, etc.

3

Developing styles of the 1920's:

-Ragtime.
-Jazz.
-Vaudeville.
-Crooning.
-Torch singing.

4

Jazz and popular music were one and the same between the years...

1920 and 1940.

5

1920's was known as the...

Jazz Age.

6

Was the jazz music of the 1920's similar or distinct from jazz as we know it today?

Distinct.

7

Who was the "King of Jazz"?

Paul Whiteman.

8

What was the name of the "King of Jazz" article we studied?

"On Wax".

9

What does the article "On Wax" discuss?

The difficulties faced in recording music. For example, the upright bass was much too quiet to use in a recording studio, and was replaced by a tuba. Every instrument has a pitch that would destroy the record, so instrumentation would have to change to make music recordable.

10

The period between 1930 and 1940 was known as...

"The Swing Era" or "The Big Band Era".

11

What was distinct about "The Swing Era"?

It reached mass audiences for the first time.

12

What is a "Swung Note"?

A performance practice, mainly in jazz-influenced music, in which some notes with equal written time values are performed with unequal durations, usually as alternating long and short.

13

In his article, what did Freedman mainly discuss?

The conflicts in American popular music, which is personified in the conflict between "black" and "white" music.

14

The conflict Freedmen writes about is supposedly manifested in the form of ___.

Swing.

15

Characteristics of "white" music:

-Cold.
-Clean.
-Conscious.

16

Characteristics of "black:" music:

-Rich.
-Loose.
-Relaxed.

17

Examples of "white" musicians:

Leon Bismarck, Frank Teschemacher.

18

Examples of "black" musicians:

Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Coleman Hawkins.