Orchestration: Definition, Techniques & Tools


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What is orchestration?

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1. Which of these is NOT a compositional element for orchestration?

2. Which of these musical elements refers to note against note writing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The topics we aim to ask you about on this quiz/worksheet will be on general details of orchestration. Such topics will include compositional elements, musical elements, and four voices in an orchestra.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You're going to be examined on:

  • Orchestration's definition
  • Examples of compositional and musical elements
  • The four groupings of voices written for an orchestra

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about elements of music
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as orchestration
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on orchestration techniques

Additional Learning

Feel free to discover even more about methods in orchestration by reading our lesson called Orchestration: Definition, Techniques & Tools. This lesson aims to teach you more about:

  • What orchestration is
  • Components of orchestration
  • The tools used in orchestration
  • Significant figures in a given orchestra