Woodwind Instruments: Types, History & Facts


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How do woodwind instruments make a note?

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1. Which of the following is a reed instrument?

2. How many reeds does a saxophone use?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet tests student levels of understanding on woodwind instruments. Students will be tested on how many reeds a saxophone has and how old the oldest flutes are.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the assessment tools related to this lesson to measure your knowledge about:

  • Instruments that are reed instruments
  • The oldest flute
  • How woodwind instruments produce music
  • Something that escaped from reed instruments that caused issues until 200 years ago
  • Number of reeds a saxophone has

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet combo will help students master the following proficiencies:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of how woodwind instruments produce music
  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the woodwind instruments lesson
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the number of reeds that can be found on a saxophone

Additional Learning

To gain more knowledge about a particular type of instrument, read over the lesson called Woodwind Instruments: Types, History & Facts. This lesson addresses the following objectives:

  • Identify what woodwind instruments are
  • Review how a flute and piccolo produce music and the history of their uses
  • Learn about the instruments that use reeds to make music such as clarinets and saxophones
  • Recall the history of woodwind instruments