Login
Copyright

The Organ: Instrument Characteristics and History

Instructions:

Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

What was one development made to the organ during the Baroque period?

Start Your Free Trial To Take This Quiz

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 35,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Free 5-day trial
It only takes a few minutes to set up and you can cancel at any time.
Already registered? Login here for access

1. Which type of piece allows for improvisation by the performer?

2. How is the pianoforte an improvement upon the clavichord and the harpsichord?

Start your free trial to access this entire worksheet
A premium account gives you access to all lesson, practice exams, quizzes & worksheets
Access to all video lessons
Quizzes, practice exams & worksheets
Certificate of Completion
Access to instructors
Create an account to get started Create Account

About This Quiz & Worksheet

The organ was a breakthrough for musical compositions during the Baroque period, as focus began to shift towards melodies. This quiz asks you to recall the history of the organ, as well as a few characteristics of the classic instrument.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz is for you to assess your current understanding of the organ in the following areas:

  • Developments made to the organ during certain periods
  • Music played on the organ
  • Musical pieces that allow performers to improvise
  • Instruments invented during the Baroque period

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from relevant information in the lesson on the organ
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've acquired about music typically not played on the organ
  • Knowledge application - use this knowledge to correctly answer questions related to improvisation on an organ

Additional Learning

Want to learn even more about the organ? The lesson The Organ: Instrument Characteristics and History can teach you:

  • Periods when the organ was prominent
  • Musical styles of the Renaissance period
  • Characteristics of how the organ works
  • Forms of music commonly played on the organ
  • Other popular instruments of the Baroque period
Support