Charlie Parker: Jazz Styles, Saxophone & Improvisation


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Where was Charlie Parker born?

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1. Why was Charlie Parker's musical style distinctive?

2. Which of these styles did Charlie Parker most directly influence?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Get a handle on how much you know about Charlie Parker's jazz styles with this quiz and worksheet. You'll be reviewing biographical information related to Parker as well.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will help you see if you can answer questions about:

  • Where Parker was born
  • Music styles he directly impacted
  • Musicians Parker influenced

Skills Practiced

You can treat this quiz as an opportunity to practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Charlie Parker
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Parker's nickname
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the subculture Parker influenced

Additional Learning

Find out more about this subject by studying the lesson associated with this quiz, titled Charlie Parker: Jazz Styles, Saxophone & Improvisation. This lesson contains information about:

  • Parker's early life
  • The effects of substance abuse on Parker
  • Women associated with Parker