Instruments in Rock Music


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Which of these elements of a rock band is most often associated with a song's melody?

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1. Which member of the rock band typically sits at the back of the group?

2. Which member of the standard rock band lineup would play chords through most songs?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of rock bands and the most common set of instruments that can be found in a band. The quiz questions will ask you about the instrument that was sometimes at the forefront of early rock bands and the member of the band who plays chords through most songs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following aspects of a rock band:

  • The role of the rhythm section
  • The element most often associated with a song's melody
  • The member of the band who sits at the back of the group

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about instruments in rock music
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the role of the rhythm section and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the member of the band who plays chords through most songs
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the instrument that was at the forefront of many early rock bands

Additional Learning

To learn more about instruments played by rock musicians, review the accompanying lesson, Instruments in Rock Music. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define solo
  • Learn about the structures of the instruments
  • Identify famous rock musicians