What Instruments Are in a Jazz Band?


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What two basic groups of instruments do you need in a jazz band?

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1. What does it mean to improvise in jazz?

2. Which of the following instruments would NOT be considered a rhythm instrument?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Take a look at the quiz and worksheet, testing your knowledge of different instruments used in a jazz band. The meaning of improvising and the different types of instruments are some topics on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Utilize these tools to see what you know about:

  • What it means when horns in a jazz band play in unison
  • How to choose what instrument to use in a jazz band
  • The two basic instruments in this type of band
  • The meaning of improvising
  • What is and is not a rhythm instrument

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the two basic instruments in a jazz band and interpret them correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about what improvising means
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on jazz instruments

Additional Learning

Gain more knowledge about these instruments with the lesson titled What Instruments Are in a Jazz Band?. Use this lesson to cover more topics, such as:

  • Characteristics of a jazz band
  • Types of jazz instruments
  • The history of jazz bands