MUS 102 Study Guide for Final Exam

MUS 102
Study Guide for Final Exam
(This exam is not cumulative – it covers only Chapters 15-19)
Chapter 15. Ragtime and Precursors of Jazz
Terms and Concepts to Know
ragtime song
ragtime piano music
ensemble ragtime
ragtime rhythm
ragtime form
“breakup” strain (“cat fight”)
stride piano (“Harlem piano”)
novelty piano
ragtime revival
African American bands
parade music for funeral
The roots of ragtime are broad. Understand some of the possible sources of the
syncopated rhythm that is characteristic of ragtime music and provide at least one
Study the two offshoots of ragtime: stride piano and novelty piano.
Chapter 16. Jazz
Terms and Concepts to Know
New Orleans jazz
traditional jazz
early recordings
12-bar blues form
rhythm section
jazz texture
scat singing
New York
big band
swing era
Kansas City “jump”
Latin influence
“cocktail combo”
cool jazz
hard bop
modal jazz
free jazz
“third stream”
jazz-rock fusion
ground bass (ostinato)
repertory bands
Be familiar with the big bands of the swing era. Understand the contributions of Duke
Ellington, Count Basie, and Benny Goodman.
What is “third stream” jazz? Whose label is this?
Chapter 17. The Search for an American Identity
Terms and Concepts to Know
debate over nationality
“nativist” view
American symphony orchestra
Second New England School
suite for orchestra
Wa-Wan Press
virtuosity cult
To what extent is there a distinctly American contribution to classical music?
Who was classically trained prior to dropping out of high school to become a song
“plugger” on Tin Pan Alley?
Understand America’s virtuoso cult, especially the musical life of Louis Moreau
Outline the mid-nineteenth-century debate over nationality between the “nativist” view
and its critics.
Chapter 18. Twentieth-Century Innovation and the Contemporary World
Terms and Concepts to Know
program music
collage of sound
New York City
The “Machine Age”
mid-century modernism
chance (or aleatoric) music
tone clusters
electronic music
phase shifting
Continental Harmony Project
Prior to John Cage, which composer wrote pieces calling for the performer to play directly
on the strings of the piano?
Which type of music did NOT maximize rational control by the composer?
Define minimalism and cite an example that we discussed in class.
Discuss the contributions of John Cage and some of the questions that he attempted to
assert with his composition 4’33’’.
Chapter 19. Film Music
Terms and Concepts to Know
symphonic film score
Richard Wagner’s influence on film scores
classical style film music
pop, folk, and rock soundtracks
Compare and contrast the musical style in the film music of Max Steiner, Bernard
Hermann, and John Williams.
Part V Jazz and its Forerunners
Maple Leaf Rag
Scott Joplin
If Dreams Come
James P. Johnson
Just a Little While
Eureka Brass Band
to Stay Here
Hotter Than That
Louis Armstrong
and His Hot Five
Duke Ellington and
His Orchestra
Charlie Parker
Out of This World
John Coltrane
Bitches Brew
Miles Davis
Part VI Classical Music
Pawnee Horses
Arthur Farwell
Rhapsody in Blue
George Gershwin
William Grant Still
Appalachian Spring Aaron Copland
The Banjo
Louis Gottschalk
Four New England
Charles Ives
The Banshee
Henry Cowell
Piano Phase
Steve Reich
The Bushy Wushy
Philip Bimstein
“The Imperial
John Williams
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