Dr. Terri Mitchell
1. Give a brief definition of the following: a rhythm b. beat c. melody d. harmony
2. Explain how Ragtime music combines the elements of both Europe and Africa.
3. What are the instruments found in a standard rhythm section?
4. How did the minstrel show change after the Civil War?
5. What was the name of the area in New York where the music publishing industry evolved in the late 1800s?
6. Who was one of the most important songwriter before the Civil War? What styles did he compose in?
7. How did the influence of minstrel shows carry over into American popular entertainment AFTER the shows were no longer popular?