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Re: Many musicologists consider jazz the only purely American form of [#permalink]
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First Question IMO E.
1. Which of the following elements of jazz most likely has its origin in West African musical traditions?
the emphasis on a tonal harmonic structure -- emphasis on group participation not tonal structure
the use of the guitar as one of the primary rhythm instruments -- West African used vocal traditions - no instrument
melodic lines rooted in the dorian scale -- Dorian Scale not mentioned

the use of many instruments in a jazz ensemble -- West African used vocal traditions - no instrument

an impromptu call-and-response between two instruments in the ensemble -- emphasis on improvisation in jazz music
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Yes, the correct answer for 1st question is E.
This definitely is a 700-800 level question.
This is the only option that does justice to “improvisation in jazz music, in addition to group participation…came from West African music.”
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Hi,
In question 1,I could reach to option E by the POE.But I couldn't find any phrase refer to what E mentions.
Can anyone help pinpoint the line in passage?

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In question 1,I could reach to option E by the POE.But I couldn't find any phrase refer to what E mentions.
Can anyone help pinpoint the line in passage?

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As mentioned in the passage:
"The emphasis on improvisation in jazz music, in addition to group participation, also came from West African music."

"improvisation" means spontaneous performance, as matched with (E) an impromptu call-and-response between two instruments in the ensemble

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Re: Many musicologists consider jazz the only purely American form of [#permalink]
there is one more question to this passage someone edit post and add this questions


According to the passage, all of the following
statements about jazz music are true EXCEPT:
A. Jazz music was first played in the twentieth century.
B. Jazz music was first played in New Orleans.
C. The instrumentation used in jazz music includes horns
as well as stringed instruments.
D. Impromptu elements are a common characteristic of
jazz performance.
E. There is disagreement among musicologists as to
whether jazz music should be called an American art
form.
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