Chicano music

Paper instructions:
I. True/False & Multiple Choice

The Canción Mexicana
1. In general, the canción mexicana consists of very syncopated rhythms. (T/F)
2. The canción mexicana is an umbrella term, which includes many song forms. (T/F)
3. The canción mexicana does not focus on lyric content. (T/F)
4. A son is a canción. (T/F)
The Canción Tradicional
5. One of the earliest composers of canciones tradicionales is
(A) David Zaizar (b) Rubén Fuentes (c) Manuel M. Ponce
6. ______ was a famous composer of canciones tradicionales.
Ignacio Fernández Esperón (b) Vicente Fernández (c) Pedro Infante
7. The corrido and the canción tradicional are very similar song forms, (T/F)
8. The canción tradicional pre-dates the
(a) son (b) corrido (c) canción ranchera
The Canción Ranchera
9. The term, canción rancher,a is synonymous with mariachi music. (T/F)
10. The most famous composer of canciónes rancheras is
(a) Agustín Lara (b) José Alfredo Jiménez (c) Cuco Sánchez
11. _______is a well-known ranchero vocalist.
(a) Tomás Mendez (b) “Flaco” Jiménez (c) Pedro Infante
12. Lola Beltrán is the most famous female interpreter of the canción ranchera. (T/F)
The Canción Nacionalista
13. Ernesto Cortazar and_________wrote many canciones nacionalistas.
(a) “Tata Nacho” (b) Alfredo Gil (c) Agustín Lara
14. Jorge Negrete was not a performer of canciones nacionalistas. (T/F)
15. Machismo is a common theme found in the canción nacionalista. (T/F)
16. Many canciones nacionalistas were written primarily for the film character portrayed by
(a) Pedro Infante (b) Miguel Aceves Mejía (c) Jorge Negrete
The Corrido
17. The corrido originates in Spain. (T/F)
18. Corridos are songs with a rigid verse structure. (T/F)
19. Corridos are strictly performed by bandas and norteño groups. (T/F)
20. Corridos tend to focus primarily on themes related to the Mexican Revolution and drugs.(T/F)
The Huapango
21. Short falsetes tend to be standard in the stylized huapango. (T/F)
22. The single most important feature of a stylized huapango is the
(a) apagón (b) falsete (b) tempo
23. David Zaizar wrote many huapangos. (T/F)
24. Miguel Aceves Mejía and_____are famous interpreters of huapangos.
(a) Javier Solís (b) Rubén Fuentes (c) David Zaizar
The Bolero
25. The bolero is originally from Mexico. (T/F)
26. Boleros always tend to be
(a) joyous (b) romantic (d) up-beat
27. Alfredo Gíl invented the
(a) Mexican guitar (b) requinto romántico (c) bolero
28. Agustín Lara is the most famous bolero composer. (T/F)
The Conjunto Norteño
29. The conjunto norteño originated in Germany. (T/F)
30. The accordion and the trombone typically form part of a norteño ensemble. (T/F)
31. A corrido is, in fact, a norteño song. (T/F)
32. “Flaco” Jiménez plays the
(a) accordion (b) bajo sexto (c) tololoche
The Banda
33. The_____is the bass instrument of the banda sinaloense.
(a) tololoche (b) charcheta (c) tuba
34. Originally, bandas featured lead vocalists. (T/F)
35. _______Lizárraga is the founder of La Banda El Recodo.
(a) Germán (b) Cruz (c) Juan


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