Lute: Definition & History


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In what period of musical history was the lute a popular instrument?

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1. To what family of instruments does the lute belong?

2. What types of music did the lute play?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Although the popularity of the lute diminished for a time, it has garnered more attention lately, signifying a revived interest in this instrument. This quiz and worksheet combination will ask you about the history of the lute up to the current day.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will ask questions pertaining to:

  • What music the lute was used for
  • The era in which the lute was popularized
  • Current day lute players
  • What type of instrument the lute is

Skills Practiced

You will have an opportunity to practice various study skills, including:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the history of the lute
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what kind of music is associated with the lute
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about why the lute lost popularity after the Baroque era

Additional Learning

Study the associated lesson, Lute: Definition & History, to learn more about this instrument. In this lesson, you will acquire knowledge pertaining to the following topics:

  • Definition and explanation of the lute
  • Comparison of the lute to the Arabian oud
  • How this instrument was played originally
  • When and why the lute became popular
  • The reasons for waning interest in the lute
  • Sting and the revival of the lute