SAT Subject US History Practice Question 446: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 446

67. All the following types of music were fused together to become jazz EXCEPT:

A. ragtime
B. the blues
C. spirituals
D. hymns
E. work songs

Correct Answer: D


Jazz is a musical tradition that combines four other African-American musical traditions: spirituals, the blues, ragtime, and work songs. Although jazz combines African musical elements such as the "blue note" and the calland-response motif with European elements such as melody and harmony, it is least influenced by hymns.

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