Bassoon: History & Facts


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To which family does the bassoon belong?

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1. What was the name of the precursor to the bassoon?

2. During which era did the bassoon fall out of favor?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the history of the bassoon and its uses in orchestras over the past several hundred years. You'll be asked to identify the bassoon's instrument family and understand the instrument's enduring popularity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These learning assessments will quiz you on:

  • The precursor of the bassoon
  • How this instrument is used in a marching band
  • The bassoon's popularity in classical and modern music
  • A bassoon's role in different musical time periods

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - define the family to which this instrument belongs
  • Reading comprehension - draw the most important information from the lesson on the bassoon
  • Distinguishing differences - understand how the bassoon was used during different periods of classical music

Additional Learning

To learn more about the bassoon, read the accompanying lesson on The Bassoon. The lesson covers the following concepts:

  • Define the bassoon's construction and role in the orchestra
  • Learn about the precursor to the bassoon
  • Identify the composers who wrote compositions highlighting the bassoon
  • Explore the bassoon's popularity throughout modern music history