History of Musical Recording

Historyof Musical Recording

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Historyof Musical Recording

Question1

Whenpeople started dreaming of recorded sound, music was at the top ofthe list.

True

False

Question2

Thefirst recording was in the year 1877___.

Question3

Thefirst recorded sound was the children’s nursery rhyme&quot_MaryHad a Little Lamb__.&quot

Question4

Whatgenres of recorded music became popular first? Why do you think thatwas?

  • Comic and sentimental songs

  • Military bands

  • Hymns

Theybecame popular after the invention of the juke box which meant aconvenient and easy way to play such recorded music.

Question5

Recordinghelped deepen the divide between “serious” and “popular”music.

True

False

Question6

Thefirst artist propelled to stardom by recording technology wastenor__operasinger EnricoCaruso from Naples, Italy.___

Question7

Oneof the side effects of recorded music being widely available wasthat:

It made music lose its original context.

There was a new “golden age” of opera.

Many recording artists became rich.

&quotClassical&quot music was more and more considered elite and tasteful.

All of the above.

Question8

Inthe early days of recording, which was easier to record?

Voices.

Instruments.

Neither, they were the same.

Footsteps.

Question9

Howdid early recordings get around the limitations of the technology?

Musicians bunched up around horns.

Strings were used in place of Brass instruments.

Everything was modulated higher because it was easier to record high sounds.

Instruments were modified.

A and D.

A, B. and D.

Question10

Theadvent of crooning and other intimate techniques developed because ofthe __ electricmicrophone___in 1925.

Question11

Whatsort of classical music did people prefer to hear on recordings?

Medieval and Baroque music.

Experimental works like those by Prokofiev and Stockhausen.

Traditional, melodious works.

The latest and greatest.

Question12

Whatwas the main difference between the pop world and the classical worldas recording became more widespread?

Classicalmusic continued to lose its original taste, composure and intendedmeaning as the composers would be seen as sounding different fromtheir recorded pieces while pop music became more and more popularas recording technology advanced.

Question13

Thealbum that made a special feature of the new technique of stereorecording was

Sgt.Pepper`s Lonely Hearts Club Band Album_.

Question14

Whatwe hear on recordings and what we hear in the concert hall is almostexactly the same now because recording technology is so good.

True

False

Question15

Howdid recording technology promote African American music?

Ithelped to widespread African American music from their smaller localregions to other parts of the world and hence creating a massive fanbase for them. This was opposed to their former performance in tinyclubs, bars, remote neighborhood churches, and deprived ghettos toperforming in bigger concerts with bigger audiences.

Question16

Classicalmusic has totally lost its identity because of the recorded sound,eclipsed by popular music.

True

False

Reference

Filmson Demand. RecordedSound: The Dream Becomes a Reality&nbsp(50:51).Retrieved19thNov, 2015 from http://digital.films.com/play/EBRXM6.