Music Technology: History & Development


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Which of the following was NOT a historical invention for music recording and playback?

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1. What is a Digital Audio Workstation?

2. Which of the following is NOT an analog recording and playback format?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Access this short mobile-friendly quiz/worksheet and find out how much you know about music technology. You'll be answering questions on multiple topics including historical inventions for music recording/playback and an explanation of a digital audio workstation (DAW).

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Determine what you know about:

  • Analog recording/playback formats
  • The individual who invented the phonograph
  • Examples of DAW software programs

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can correctly define a digital audio workstation (DAW)
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the formats that exist in analog recording/playback and the inventor of the phonograph
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the inventions for music recording and playback over history

Additional Learning

To learn more about this technology, you can review the lesson titled Music Technology: History & Development. These points will be highlighted in particular:

  • Carbon button microphone
  • First pair of headphones
  • The evolution of analog formats
  • Stereo sound, samplers and auto-tune