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Elements of Jazz: Swing, Syncopation, Styles & History

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Which of these is NOT a definition of jazz music?

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1. How does syncopation work?

2. How is swing defined in jazz music?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Jazz has been called the most American form of music, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of it. You'll be assessed on your understanding of the history, elements and artists of jazz music.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Origins of jazz music
  • Influences of jazz music
  • Styles of jazz music

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related music lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as syncopation and swing
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the history of jazz music
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about styles of jazz music

Additional Learning

To learn more about music, review the accompanying lesson on Elements of Jazz: Swing, Syncopation, Styles & History. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Recognize important jazz artists
  • Explain what it means to swing a piece
  • Identify common elements found in jazz
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