Music of West Asia: Tones, Drones, Instruments & Characteristics

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Compared to traditional European music which features 12 distinct tones, how many tones are there in West Asian music?

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1. Why is the drone important in West Asian music?

2. Which of the following statements about West Asian music is NOT generally true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combination tests your comprehension of the characteristics, tones, and instruments of West Asian music. Topics discussed include the number of notes in West Asian quarter tones and how the characteristics of Western Asian music affect the general style and tone of compositions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be quizzed on the following:

  • What the drawn out note or chord that underlies the melody in West Asian music is called
  • The various characteristics of Western Asian music
  • Common types of West Asian instruments

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information given about West Asian music
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the characteristics that make up West Asian music
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about West Asian instruments and tones

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about this topic, review the lesson called Music of West Asia: Tones, Drones, Instruments & Characteristics. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn more about the geographical location of West Asia and its musical traditions and history
  • Discuss the diverse range of instruments used in West Asian music
  • Get a better understanding of quarter notes and their use in West Asian music
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