Found and Prepared Instruments in Modern Music


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How is experimental music characterized?

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1. A found instrument is originally made for _____.

2. If a sheet of corrugated metal were included in an orchestra, then what type of instrument would the sheet of corrugated metal be?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Prepared and found instruments have become significant factors in modern music, and you can determine how much you know about them through this combination of assessments. Practice questions in this quiz will inquire regarding experimental music, prepared instruments and found instruments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be asked about the following by quiz questions:

  • Prepared instruments
  • Characteristics of experimental music
  • Original use of found instruments
  • Prepared instruments that have gained acceptance
  • Examples of found instruments

Skills Practiced

In this work, you can demonstrate your ability in:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding found instruments
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding experimental music and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about common prepared instruments
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on found and prepared instruments in modern music

Additional Learning

Take a look at the lesson titled Found and Prepared Instruments in Modern Music to continue learning about this music topic. This lesson will accomplish the following goals:

  • Differentiate between found and prepared instruments
  • Define experimental music and understand its significance in modern music
  • Know examples of prepared and found instruments
  • Identify composers who work with prepared instruments