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# This is not to deny that the Black gospel music

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This is not to deny that the Black gospel music of the early twentieth century differed in important ways from the slave spirituals. Whereas spirituals were created and disseminated in folk fashion, gospel music was composed, published, copyrighted, and sold by professionals. Nevertheless, improvisation remained central to gospel music. One has only to listen to the recorded repertoire of gospel songs to realize that Black gospel singers rarely sang a song precisely the same way twice and never according to its exact musical notation. They performed what jazz musicians call “head arrangements” proceeding from their own feelings and from the way “the spirit” moved them at the time. This improvisatory element was reflected in the manner in which gospel music was published. Black gospel composers scored the music intended for White singing groups fully, indicating the various vocal parts and the accompaniment, but the music produced for Black singers included only a vocal line and piano accompaniment.
1. Which of the following best describes “head arrangement” as the term is used in line 11?
(A) A published version of a gospel song produced for use by Black singers
(B) A gospel song based on a slave spiritual
(C) A musical score shared by a gospel singer and a jazz musician
(D) An informally written composition intended for use by a gospel singer
(E) An improvised performance inspired by the singer’s emotions

2. The author mentions “folk fashion” (line 4) most likely in order to
(A) counter an assertion about the role of improvisation in music created by Black people
(B) compare early gospel music with gospel music written later in the twentieth century
(C) make a distinction between gospel music and slave spirituals
(D) introduce a discussion about the dissemination of slave spirituals
(E) describe a similarity between gospel music and slave spirituals

3. The passage suggests which of the following about Black gospel music and slave spirituals?
(A) Both became widely known in the early twentieth century.
(B) Both had an important improvisatory element.
(C) Both were frequently performed by jazz musicians.
(D) Both were published with only a vocal line and piano accompaniment.
(E) Both were disseminated chiefly by Black singing groups.

4. Of the following sentences, which is most likely to have immediately preceded the passage?
(A) Few composers of gospel music drew on traditions such as the spiritual in creating their songs.
(B) Spirituals and Black gospel music were derived from the same musical tradition.
(C) The creation and singing of spirituals, practiced by Black Americans before the Civil War, continued after the war.
(D) Spirituals and gospel music can be clearly distinguished from one another.
(E) Improvisation was one of the primary characteristics of the gospel music created by Black musicians.

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01 Feb 2019, 20:57
How is the answer in question no 3 is B and not A. Please Explain anyone
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01 Feb 2019, 21:47
ivanshrastogi01 wrote:
How is the answer in question no 3 is B and not A. Please Explain anyone

I can help you with this, as my bottom 2 were B and E.

Q) The passage suggests which of the following about Black gospel music and slave spirituals?

A) Both became widely known in the early twentieth century.

A can be eliminated because nowhere in the passage they have explicitly mentioned that both of them got widely known in early 20th century.

Only these lines are present in the passage
This is not to deny that the Black gospel music of the early twentieth century differed in important ways from the slave spirituals.

But nothing about their popularity is been spoken of in the passage
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07 Feb 2019, 23:40
Please provide the official answer pathy, If you have.
Why Q-3 answer is B insyead of A?
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07 Feb 2019, 23:43
rinkumaa4 wrote:
Please provide the official answer pathy, If you have.
Why Q-3 answer is B insyead of A?

Hey rinkumaa4

Till the time pathy replies

Do have a look at the inline.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/this-is-not- ... l#p2219148
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08 Feb 2019, 06:37
KanishkM wrote:
rinkumaa4 wrote:
Please provide the official answer pathy, If you have.
Why Q-3 answer is B insyead of A?

Hey rinkumaa4

Till the time pathy replies

Do have a look at the inline.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/this-is-not- ... l#p2219148

Hi KanishkM, I have checked online but did not find any relevant.
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08 Feb 2019, 06:40
[quote="rinkumaa4"]

rinkumaa4

Let me know if this helps

Q) The passage suggests which of the following about Black gospel music and slave spirituals?

A) Both became widely known in the early twentieth century.

A can be eliminated because nowhere in the passage they have explicitly mentioned that both of them got widely known in early 20th century.

Only these lines are present in the passage
This is not to deny that the Black gospel music of the early twentieth century differed in important ways from the slave spirituals.

But nothing about their popularity is been spoken of in the passage
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If you notice any discrepancy in my reasoning, please let me know. Lets improve together.

Quote which i can relate to.
Many of life's failures happen with people who do not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

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08 Feb 2019, 09:43
Can anyone please explain Q4, why B not A?
Re: This is not to deny that the Black gospel music   [#permalink] 08 Feb 2019, 09:43
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