Orchestra: Definition, Sections & Layout


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What does the term 'orchestra' mean?

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1. How many sections are there in the modern symphony orchestra?

2. What section of the orchestra does the violin belong to?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of what an orchestra is and how many sections make up an orchestra.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Sections in modern symphony orchestra
  • Section the violin belongs to
  • Examples of brass instruments
  • Orchestra layouts

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related orchestra lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding orchestra layouts
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the name of different sections of an orchestra and how many there are

Additional Learning

Orchestra: Definition, Sections & Layout provides additional details to broaden your understanding of this subject. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • What an orchestra is
  • Where the oboe belongs to
  • Section featuring the timpani
  • Color-coded chart of an orchestra layout