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Music Revision - Vocal Music - Quiz

We’ve come to the end of our short alphabetical trip around vocal music. Here’s a quiz to see what you’ve picked up. A downloadable version (for your own use) is available at the bottom of this blog…along with the answers.

What is the name for a group of singers who perform together in harmony?

  1. What is the name for a style of singing without the use of instruments?

  2. What is the highest adult male singing voice?

  3. Which genre of vocal music is characterised by its origins in African American communities and involves rhythmic and repetitive chanting?Jazz, Gospel, Reggae, or Hip-Hop?

  4. What is the name for a solo song found in operas and oratorios that showcases a singer’s talent and emotions?

  5. What is the difference between an opera and an oratorio?

  6. What is a song cycle?

  7. What is the difference between a motet and an anthem?

  8. Give three ways backing singers sing harmonies?

  9. What is a traditional chord structure for 12 bar blues?

  10. Who coined the term “Rock n Roll”?

  11. How were folk songs traditionally passed to other people?

  12. Give three features of disco music.

  13. What is a madrigal?

  14. In jazz music a singer (or instrumentalist) will make sections up on the spot. What is this called?


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