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Question 1: Little Walter also cupped his hands around the instrument, tightening the air around the harp, giving it a powerful, distorted sound, somewhat reminiscent of a ________, hence the term "Mississippi saxophone".
Tenor saxophoneSaxophoneClarinetChalumeau

Question 2:
Which of the following titles did Harmonica have?
Irish harmonica tune
Howard Chaykin
President of the American Sociological Association
with Joe Thomas

Question 3: Rice Miller, better known as ________, is one of the important harmonicists of this era.
BluesSonny Boy Williamson IIWillie DixonMuddy Waters

Question 4: Major companies are now found in Germany (Seydel, Hohner - the dominant manufacturer in the world), ________ (Suzuki, Tombo, Yamaha), China (Huang, Leo Shi, Suzuki, Hohner) and Brasil (Hering, Bends).
CanadaCambodiaJapanUnited Kingdom

Question 5: The harmonica, also called harp, french harp, and mouth organ,[1] is a free reed wind instrument which is used primarily in ________ and American folk music, jazz, country music and rock and roll.
United StatesAfrican-American Civil Rights Movement (1896–1954)BluesAfrican-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968)

Question 6: ________ notation (often abbreviated as "tab") is a method of writing melodies by indicating where the notes are played on the instrument, rather than by indicating the pitches with circles and note heads printed on a staff, as with standard notation.
Ornament (music)TablatureMusical notationLegato

Question 7: Harmonica combs were traditionally made from wood, but now are usually made from plastic (ABS) or ________ (including titanium for very high-end instruments).
Noble gasNonmetalMetalHalogen

Question 8: The 1960s and 1970s saw the harmonica become less prominent, as the overdriven electric lead guitar became the dominant instrument for solos in ________.
Acid bluesElectric bluesBlues-rockRock music

Question 9: The harmonica was developed in ________ in the early part of the 19th century.
BalkansWestern EuropeEastern EuropeEurope

Question 10: Williamson extended his influence on the young British blues rockers in the 1960s, recording with ________ and The Yardbirds and appearing on live British television.
Eric ClaptonGeorge HarrisonThe Dirty MacRingo Starr

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