viernes, 3 de diciembre de 2010

Definition of Soul.

Read the following text and answer the questions:

Soul music is a music genre originating in the United States combining elements of gospel music and rhythm and blues.[1] According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, soul is "music that arose out of the black experience in America through the transmutation of gospel and rhythm & blues into a form of funky, secular testifying."[2] Catchy rhythms, stressed by handclaps and extemporaneous body moves, are an important feature of soul music. Other characteristics are a call and response between the soloist and the chorus, and an especially tense vocal sound. The genre also occasionally uses improvisational additions, twirls and auxiliary sounds.

1. Where was Soul music born?
2. What kinds of music is Soul made of?
3. What are important features of Soul music?
4. Find the meaning of these words: catchy, handclaps, features and twirls.

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