Type
Crossword
Description

The underlying pulse that you feel when you hear music. beat
A strong, regular, repeated pattern of movement or sound Rhythm
A note that is worth 1 beat quarter
A note that is worth 2 beats half
a note that is worth 4 beats whole
a note that is worth 1/2 a beat eighth
What you use to play a drum set Sticks
A small pair of drums of different sizes that are attached and played with your hands bongos
A repeated rhythmic pattern Ostinato
To repeat an idea or pattern directly after it is heard echo
A symbol given at the beginning of a piece of music with the top number defining the amount of beats per measure and the bottom number stating what type of note fits inside of each beat. Time Signature

Music Appreciation Vocabulary Quiz 1 Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the structure of a song form
the type of song with a leader singing or playing and the group responding callandresponse
basic rhythmic pattern played as foundation for more complex patterns clave
recurring pulse beat
"beats per minute" bpm
organized series of musical tones melody
highness or lowness of sound pitch
music with parts entering at different times with the same melody canon
worth four beats whole note
worth 2 beats half note
note worth 1/2 of a beat eighth note
worth 1/4 a measure quarter note
the distinguishing tone or quality of a note timbre
the speed or pace of a song tempo

Choir Vocabulary Review Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Short and detached Staccato
smooth and connected legato
sharp or flat signs placed on the staff to show key key signature
sign that lowers the pitch one half step flat
sign that raises the pitch one half step flat
medium soft mezzo piano
loud forte
loudness or softness (level of sound) dynamics
group of musicians performing together ensemble
2 or more tones sounding at the same time harmony
a succession of musical tones; the tune melody
lowest male voice bass
highest male voice tenor
lowest treble voice alto
highest treble voice soprano
tonal distance between 2 notes interval
smallest interval half step
home tone of the scale; keytone tonic
importance of one note over the others in a scale key
pattern or collection of pitches scale
highness or lowness of a musical sound pitch
number in the time signature that shows how many beats per measure top
number in the time signature that shows what type of note gets 1 beat bottom
two numbers stacked on each other that show the meter time signature
section of music between 2 barlines measure
vertical line that divides the music into measures barline
long sounds, short sounds, silence rhythm
steady pulse of the music beat
graff of 5 lines and 4 spaces on which music is written staff
treble clef shows notes higher than middle C
shows notes lower than middle C bass clef
grouping of treble staff and bass staff grand staff
two numbers stacked on each other to show the meter time signature
shows the end of a section of music double barline

Elements of Music Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

regular rhythmic pattern Beat
rhythmic patterns grouped together Meter
the volume of the music Dynamic
soft Piano
loud Forte
moderately soft Mezzo piano
moderately loud Mezzo forte
a combination of notes played together Harmony
the lowness or highness of a sound Pitch
we hear with this Ear
created when an object vibrates Sound
placement of sounds in time & beats in music Rhythm
a pattern of sound & silence Music
religious Sacred
nonreligious Secular
not pleasing to the ear Noise
music terms are written in this language Italian
how slow or fast the music should be played Tempo
the number of layers of sound Texture
a single melody Monophonic
two or more melodies Polyphonic
a melody accompanied by chords Homophonic
the quality of sound that distinguishes one voice or instrument from another Timbre
characteristics of music Elements
a person who writes music Composer
to write music Compose
music written by a composer Composition

Rhythm and Tempo Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Unchanging Continuous Pulse Steady Beat
Define the amount and type of notes in each measure Time Signatures
receives 4 beats Whole Note
Receives 2 beats Half Note
receives 1 beat quarter note
receives half a beat eighth note
the speed of the music tempo
walking tempo andante
fast tempo allegro
slow tempo largo

Music Terminology Crossword

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Crossword
Description

a creative work, especially a poem or piece of music composition
a sequence of single notes that is musically satisfying; a tune melody
a continually repeated musical phrase or rhythm. ostinato
a strong, regular repeated pattern of movement or sound rhythm
the representation of music through the use of visual symbols graphic notation
short melodic phrase repeated throughout a composition, Melodic ostinato
short melodic phrase repeated throughout a composition, sometimes slightly varied or transposed to a different pitch rhythmic ostinato
orchestrate or arrange (a piece of music), typically for a specified instrument or instruments score
the quality of a sound governed by the rate of vibrations producing it; the degree of highness or lowness of a tone pitch
a note having the time value of an eighth of a semibreve or half a crotchet, represented by a large dot with a hooked stem. quaver
a note having the time value of two minims or four crotchets, represented by a ring with no stem. It is the longest note now in common use. semibreve
a note having the time value of two crotchets or half a semibreve, represented by a ring with a stem. minim
a note having the time value of a quarter of a semibreve or half a minim, represented by a large solid dot with a plain stem. crotchet
(especially in church music) the highest adult male singing voice (sometimes distinguished from the countertenor voice as using falsetto). alto
the highest singing voice. soprano
lowest singing voice base
a singing voice between baritone and alto or countertenor, the highest of the ordinary adult male range. tenor

5th Grade Music Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

two or more different pitches heard at the same time harmony
three or more different pitches played at the same time chord
ideas that can be owned and registered with a copyright, patent or trademark intellectual property
creates a happy or more cheerful mood in the music MAJOR
creates a more serious or sad mood in the music minor
gradually get faster accelerando
gradually get slower ritardando
a symbol that means play the note louder, so that it stands out from the others accent
notes played with a smooth, connected sound legato
a dot placed above or below a note which means the note should be played short and detached staccato
equals three eighth notes dotted quarter note
a note equaling one eighth of a whole note, or half of a beat eighth note
a silence in the music equal to one eighth note eighth rest
4 of these notes together equal one beat sixteenth notes
a single eighth note followed by a quarter note and then another eighth note creates this type of rhythm syncopation
a symbol that raises the pitch by one half step sharp
a symbol that lowers the pitch by one half step flat
a symbol that cancels the sharp or flat that came before it natural
two of the same pitches joined by a curved line and held for the full value of both notes tie
a short melody or rhythm that repeats and varies throughout a piece of music motif
stories that are told on stage through songs, dance, and spoken dialogue musical theater
a group of musicians, actors, or dancers who perform together ensemble
a type of instrument that uses a computer to create sound digital
a type of instrument that does not need electricity to amplify sound acoustic
a type of instrument that uses an electric amplifier electric
in 4-part harmony, the highest voice range; usually sung by a child or adult female soprano
in four-part harmony, the voice range just below soprano; usually sung by a child or adult female alto
in 4-part harmony, the voice range that is just above bass; usually sung by an adult male tenor
n four-part harmony, the lowest voice range; sung by an adult male bass

General Music Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What are the five lines and four spaces where music is written? Staff
What helps organize music on the staff? Clef
Which Clef controls the high pitches? Treble
What Clef controls the low pitches? Bass
What do you create when you put the Treble Clef and Bass Clef together? Grand Staff
What do you call the oval shaped symbols that represent musical sound? Pitches
What is the order of the lines of the Treble Clef? EGBDF
What is the order of the spaces of the treble clef? FACE
What is the order of the lines of the bass clef? GBDFA
What is the order of the spaces of the bass clef? ACEG
What divides the staff into equal parts? Barlines
What is found at the end of every piece of music? Double Bar
What do you call the curved line that connects two pitches on the same line or space? Tie
What do you call the curved line that connects two different pitches? Slur
What tells you how many beats are in a measure and what note value gets the beat? Time Signature
How many beats are in 4/4 time? four
What note value gets the beat in 4/4? Quarter Note
What note value gets the beat in 4/1 time? Whole Note
What note value gets the beat in 6/8 time? eighth note
How many beats are in 6/8 time? Six
How many beats are found in 2/4 time? Two

Music Theory Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Rythmic unit in music beat
A line above or below the range of a staff Ledger Line
The speed at which music should be played Tempo
A sequence of single notes that are musically satisfying Melody
Shown to emphasize a word or syllable Accent
A pattern of movement or sound Rythm
A symbol placed at the left-hand side of a staff Clef
A ccombination of three or more notes that blend harmonously Chord
The words of a song Lyrics
Fast tempo Allegro
Gradually louder Crescendo
Gradually Softer Decrescendo
Marks the end of a piece of music Double bar line
Area between two bar lines Measure
Cancels a flat or a sharp Natural
Shorten the note Staccato
5 lines, 4 spaces Staff
Everyone sings the same note Unison
Gradually slow the tempo Ritardando
A musical sentence Phrase

Music quiz crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

1/4 beat semiquaver
1 beat crochet
2 beats Minim
1/2 beat quaver
8 semi quavers? 2 beats
eight quavers? 4 beats
three crochets? 3 beats
musical term for offbeat? Syncopation
musical term for ABACA? rondo style
a continuous phrase repeated ostinato
scale of these notes: CDEGA C pentatonic
how many beats in a triplet 2 beats
no. instrumental families? four

music theory / vocal production Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A musical note lowered a semitone below natural pitch. flat
The space in which musical notes are written. measure
A symbol that establishes G a fifth above middle C as being on the second line of the staff trebleclef
Any sequence of regularly recurring functions or events. rhythm
A group of notes forming a distinctive sequence or tune. melody
To sing or play accurately (a note, interval, etc). pitch
The ratio of the frequencies of two sounds. interval
A sign consisting of two figures, one above the other, the upper figure representing the number of beats per bar and the lower one the time value of each beat. timesignatures
Pattern that is repeated immediately in the same voice but that begins on a different pitch class. sequence
Two or more sections of a song have similar music and different lyrics. stanza
A directive to perform a certain passage of a composition in a smooth, graceful, connected style, as opposed to staccato. It is often indicated by a slur over the effected notes or as an accent mark with a line over the notes to be performed in this manner. legato
A musical interval of two semitones. wholetone
A slow and solemn tempo marking, having between 40 and 60 beats per minute. largo
slow lento
To play an indicated note louder. dynamic accent
The simultaneous use of two or more different rhythmic patterns. Cross rhythm
A metrical pattern having three beats to a measure. triple
The duration of a note, or the relationship of the duration of the note to the measure. note value
A solo song within an opera or oratorio. Aria
A single melodic line with no other support. monophony