Country and Indie
R&B
Reggae
Disco & Funk
Techno
100

When and where did country music originate from?

The 1920's and Tennessee (Grand Ole Opry)
100
When did R&B originate and what genres influenced it?

Blues, jazz, and gospel.

100

Where did Reggae originate from and what other genre of music is similar to it?

Jamaica and R&B 

100

When did disco start and who created it?

The 1970's and African Americans, hispanics, Italians, and homosexual Americans.

100

Where and when did techno start? 

Detroit in the 1980's

200

What are three characteristics of country music?

Sincerity and Authenticity, Simple Melodies with a profound impact, down-to-earth lyrics.

200

Name the 3 characteristics of R&B.

Rhythm and Blues (duh), soulful singing, funk and groove.

200

What were the 3 influences Reggae had on Jamaican culture?

Unity and Identity, fashion and style, Religion and Spirituality

200

Why was disco controversial?

In the 1970's, the majority of Americans looked down on the people group who started disco and thought they shouldn't be unifying to create a genre of music.

200

Name one sub genre of techno.

Acid techno, minimalist, and detroit.

300

What were 3 historical contributions to Indie music?

Punk Revolution, Post-Punk Innovation, Rise of the Indie Label.

300

What are the 4 main instruments used in R&B?

Drums, bass guitar, guitar, and piano.

300

How would you describe the difference in sound between Ska, Rocksteady, and Reggae?

Ska- Rapid, staccato strums, offbeat

Rocksteady- Same as ska but faster

Reggae- quick double strum

300

What are 2 characteristics of disco?

Sometimes syncopated bass line, Complex electronic music, Groovy, Moderate tempo, Changes chords.

300

What are the three characteristics of techno music?

Pulsating beats, futuristic soundscapes, repetitive structure

400

Name the 3 significant impacts Indie has had on music.

Creative freedom, alternative voices, cultural resurgence. 

400

When did R&B become successful?

1970's- 1980's

400

Why are guitars used in almost every genre of music?

They are very versatile and can be played in many different ways and styles sounding different in each genre.

400

What are 2 characteristics of funk?

Funk repeats the same chord, Syncopated bass line, Slower tempo, Very syncopated, Simple music

400

What is a sequencer and how does it work?

A small keyboard that records a sound and loops it over and over again. Adds more sounds and more layers until a song is created.

500

Indie performers will not perform in front of large crowds. How will technology help them do so?

The streaming revolution, live music renaissance, online communities, using VR to perform for large crowds.

500

R&B helped shape and propel the civil rights movement. Why is this?

It was the first genre that allowed black artists to record and produce their music so it was used as a way to speak about their truths and struggles.

500

Describe the purpose of Reggae and how it influenced the world.

Advocated for social justice and reform on social and political issues. It challenged the norm of society and wanted peace and harmony among humans. It gave a voice to the oppressed and marginalized communities.

500

Why do you think Funk and Disco died? Do you think it was more social and political reasons or something else? Why?

No right or wrong answer as long as you back it up.

500

Will electronic music start to take over using real instruments in music? Why or why not?

No right or wrong answer as long as you can justify your answer.

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