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What is Gospel Music? - Definition, History & Artists

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Which artist's work was the first to change the tradition of gospel music?

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1. Which of these styles of music is NOT a form of gospel music?

2. Choose the phrase that correctly defines the term _gospel_.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gospel music is deeply rooted in the rich traditions of the African-American church, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the form. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the origins and style of gospel music.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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

  • Work of Thomas A. Dorsey
  • Roots of gospel music
  • Forms of gospel 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 phrases, such as gospel and choir
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding gospel choirs
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about gospel music

Additional Learning

To learn more about music, review the accompanying lesson on History of Gospel Music. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the origins of gospel music
  • Identify the four main styles of the genre
  • Learn about important artists from each style
  • Understand the cultural significance of gospel music
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