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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” (Highlighted)?

(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” (Highlighted) 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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How is the answer in question no 3 is B and not A. Please Explain anyone
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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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Please provide the official answer pathy, If you have.
Why Q-3 answer is B insyead of A?
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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.

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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.

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Hi KanishkM, I have checked online but did not find any relevant.
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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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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

But where is it stated that slave spirituals also have an important improvisatory element?
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can i get the explanatin forthe 4th question?
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New post 10 Aug 2019, 05:17
Hello aparna007

Explanation


4. Of the following sentences, which is most likely to have immediately preceded the passage?

Difficulty Level: 700

Explanation

To pick up the right answer for question #4 one should understand the question first. (Mostly the issue of non-natives)

What question is demanding?

Of the following sentences, which is most likely to have immediately preceded the passage?

Question says that among the following five answer choice which one can be immediately started before the passage, in other words it says find information which we can connect with the passage at the start of the passage. Now take a look at the answer choices.

(A) Few composers of gospel music drew on traditions such as the spiritual in creating their songs.
I have a doubt on this so keep this one, this could be connected at the start of the passage.

(B) Spirituals and Black gospel music were derived from the same musical tradition.
This could also be the answer so keep this one too as we can use this piece of text at the start of the passage

(C) The creation and singing of spirituals, practiced by Black Americans before the Civil War, continued after the war.
This is discussed in the passage so it is out of the demand of the question. Crossed

(D) Spirituals and gospel music can be clearly distinguished from one another.
Same as C - Cross this

(E) Improvisation was one of the primary characteristics of the gospel music created by Black musicians.
Same as C and D - Cross this too.

Now between A and B

A is wrong because it talk about only half of the passage or it covers passage partially, we cannot connect it with the passage at the start of the passage as it talk about only about gospel music. But passage talk about gospel music, Spirituals as well as music tradition. So B Covers whole of the passage that is why A is wrong and B is correct.

Answer: B


Hope it helps

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