American Music History

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Match the following music genres with their descriptions:

Match the following musical forms with their characteristics:

Match the following musicians with their impact on American music:

Match the following time periods with their musical influences:

Match the following with their role in American music history:

Match the music style with its origin:

Match the artist with their association in American music:

Match the music style with its characteristics:

Match the time period with the music style's origin:

Match the feature with the musician:

Elvis Presley is known as the first king of jazz music.

Rag-time was the first 'white' music to gain popularity.

American music is solely based on European classical traditions.

Jazz music originated in Chicago in the 1920s.

The most central feature of jazz music is following a strict written score.

Duke Ellington referred to the performer mentioned in the text as an 'American Standard, an American original'.

Oklahoma and Carousel are examples of the first reggae musicals in America.

Elvis Presley is credited with popularizing rock-n-roll music in the 1950s.

In the 1950s and 1960s, techno music gained national popularity in the USA.

Every new generation in the USA tends to look back at past music and create yet another new music style.

Elvis Presley is remembered as the first king of ______

Rag-time was the first 'black' music to gain ______

Blues developed from African folk songs and Christian religious ______

Jazz music as a style originated in the south, in its capital New Orleans, to be ______

Louis Armstrong is considered one of the most influential American jazz ______

Elvis Presley is known as the first king of ______ music

Country music gained national popularity in the 1950s and 1960s as dance music and music played in the ______

Duke Ellington referred to the performer mentioned in the text as an 'American Standard, an American original' with a global audience for his music and timeless ______

'Oklahoma' and 'Carousel' are considered to be the first truly American ______

Thanks to its first king Elvis Presley, rock-n-roll had a great hit with the ______

Who revolutionized jazz by bringing about a new rhythmic freedom for performers and inventing 'scat singing'?

What American musicals are considered to be the first truly American musicals?

Who is credited with popularizing rock-n-roll music in the 1950s?

What style of music gained national popularity in the 1950s and 1960s as both dance music and music played in cars?

What musical genre developed from African folk songs and Christian religious music?

Who is considered the first king of rock-n-roll?

Which music style originated in the 1920s in the south, specifically in New Orleans?

Which music style is a blend of European classical traditions and ethnic rhythms from immigrants?

Who is considered the most influential American jazz musician, paving the way for other giant musicians?

What is the most popular music style that developed from African folk songs and Christian religious music?

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Test your knowledge about the history of American music, including genres like blues, jazz, rock-n-roll, country music, and pop. Learn about iconic artists like Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Madonna, and Britney Spears.

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