The String Family: Instruments, History & Facts


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Which instrument is NOT a member of the modern orchestral string family?

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1. Any stringed instrument is considered to be a

2. People like Antonio Stradivari and Andrea Amati are known as

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The string family refers to the group of string instruments of the modern Western orchestra. Use the worksheet during your study, as you learn more about the history and the basics of the string family, and take the quiz as a pre-test or post-test.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to check your knowledge of:

  • Members of the string family
  • What any string instrument can be considered
  • The term that Antonio Stradivari and Andrea Amati are known as
  • Where the violin family is typically placed in the orchestra
  • Which instruments a string orchestra is composed of

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 lesson on the string family
  • Defining key concepts - ensure you can accurately define main terms, such as luthier and chordophone
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the history of the string family of instruments

Additional Learning

To learn more about a specific group of instruments, review the corresponding lesson called The String Family: Instruments, History & Facts. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identifies the string family
  • Discusses the forerunners of the modern family
  • Examines the development of the modern string family
  • Explores various performance techniques and orchestral roles regarding the string family