Electronic Music: History, Types & Artists


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What was the name of an early electronic instrument that used electromagnetic fields?

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1. What was the name of the avant-garde music movement that employed electronic music in the 1940s?

2. What Italian musician was significant in the development of electronic dance music?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Electronic music is any music made principally with electronic instruments, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the form. You'll be assessed on your understanding of the history, influences and figures of electronic music.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Origins of electronic music
  • The musique concrete movement
  • Giorgio Moroder's significance to electronic music
  • Subgenres of electronic music

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related music lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify important terms, such as the theremin and musique concrete
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding electronic music
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the history of electronic music

Additional Learning

To learn more about music, review the accompanying lesson on Electronic Music: History, Types & Artists. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the history of electronic music
  • Understand how technology impacted the development of electronic music
  • Know important artists and technologies
  • Identify electronic music subgenres