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Study Guide Questions

1.     There are many different kinds of Latin music. True or false?
2.     What were the two major influences on Latin music? Of these two influences, which was the strongest?
3.     Most slaves were taken from [western/ eastern] Africa.
4.     African music is ________________________ and ___________________________.
5.     What are the three characteristics of African music that have been incorporated in Latin music?
6.     "Polyrhythms" means "_________________________________________________________."
7.     What is "call and response"?
8.     What is "improvisation"?
9.     What musical genre is based upon improvisation?
10.     What are claves?
11.     Popular music tends to have an emphasis on "__________________ and ______________________."
12.     How are the congas played?
13.     What are timbales?
14.     Bongos are [small/ large].
15.     What two instruments are shaken?
16.     A giro has many ________________________________.
17.     What popular musician incorporated the "cha-cha" groove into his music?
18.     When was the "drum set" incorporated into Latin music?
19.     What parts of the body are used to play the "drum set"?
20.     The piano is a(n) _____________________________________ instrument.
21.     The bass often plays on the ______________________________beat.
22.     The bass was incorporated in Latin music in the _________________ Century.
23.     The bass has to play a(n) _________________________________ line.
24.     What is the "father" of all the Latin rhythms?
25.     Who was the creator of the son montuno?
26.     What style was completely a "percussion groove"?
27.     What Latin style was popular from the late 1940s through the early 1950s?
28.     Who created the mambo?
29.     All of the Latin "grooves" are sometimes "lumped" together under the name, "___________________."
30.     What "groove" has been very popular in the last twenty or thirty years?
31.     What drum is double-headed?
32.     Who were the creators of "Latin jazz"?
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