Type
Crossword
Description

What is the first part of a song called? introduction
What is the ending of a song called? outro
What type of guitar plays the main part of the song? lead
What type of guitar plays the lowest line of the song? bass
Which part of the song tells the story? verse
What is the catchy part of the song, which repeats, called? chorus
Which part of the song often provides a new melody and links two sections of the son? bridge
What style was Rock and Roll developed from? rhythm and blues
Who is known as the 'KIng of Rock and Roll'? elvis presley
Which instrument is a keyboard that is worn round the neck? accordion
What string instrument is sometimes used in country music? banjo
What instrument is a cousin to the slide guitar? dobro
What is another name for the violin? fiddle
Who sang 'Crazy'? patsy cline
Which was the style of Rock where the singers and musicians wore outrageous clothes and platform soled boots? Glam
What was an extended version of a song called? EP
What type of album is 'The rise and fall of Ziggy stardust'? concept
What was it called when images were put alongside the music to promote the song? music video
What type of Rock did the Eagles perform? Soft
Who performed 'In the air tonight' Phil Collins

Music Genres Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A polynesian dance form Hula
A type of German song, typically for solo voice accompanied with piano Lieder
Soothing song played for children Lullaby
Words and nonsense syllables are chanted in rhythmic harmony to support the stylized melody of the lead singer Doowop
Influenced by jazz, usually having topical lyrics Calypso
style of music that often expresses feelings of sadness Blues
a ballroom dance in which the dancers revolve in perpetual circles, taking one step to each beat Waltz
serves to honor our country’s forefathers and for national unity Patriotic
an up-tempo style of disco music characterized by deep bass rhythms, piano or synthesizer melodies, and soul music singing House
It is a form of electronic dance music.Techno beats have a distinct sound to them Techno
characterized by the intensity of feeling or expressing deep emotion. Soul
music sung on syllables instead of words Scat
a form of religious music that contains elements of Jazz and Blues Gospel
rhythmic 70’s style of music with a strong bass beat, trumpets, keyboards, electric guitars, and vocals Funk
music is characterised by a strong influence from hardcore punk and the use of screamed vocals Screamo
It is a type of traditional Mexican folk music. Usually has maracas. Mariachi
style of blues played on the piano with a strong, fast beat Boogie Woogie
has heavy band, and sometimes has aggressive vocals Heavy Metal
It is rhythmic, and was birthed out of blues music. Jazz
has an island feel, and is usually accompanied by piano or organ Reggae
The vocalist sing with drama. Each word is pronounced clearly Musical Theatre
typically has banjos in it, and can be mistaken for country music Bluegrass
pieces sung by a choir Choral
It is sung with aggression. Uses little vibrato (vibration in your vocal cords.) Sometimes the main instrument you hear is the guitar. Rock
songs without vocals Instrumental

Jazz and Blues Review Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The first white band leader to use black musicians in his group? Benny Goodman
The band leader who is still listed as missing in action? Glenn Miller
playing or singing a piece of music previously performed by another musician is called a? Cover song
to make up music on the spot? Improvise
Who is considered the best female scat singer ever? Ella Fitzgerald
Charlie Parker’s instrument was the? Saxophone
Louis Armstrong’s main instrument was the? Trumpet
Scott Joplin was famous for what style of music? Ragtime
What trumpet player briefly ran for President in 1963-1964? Dizzy Gillespie
What was Benny Goodman’s instrument known as? Licorice stick
Practicing and practicing until you get it right? Woodshed
Who was the band leader that always dressed like royalty? Duke Ellington
What was Glenn Miller’s instrument? Trombone
This famous band leader was known for his fast, flying fingers across the piano keys? Count Basie
A round cylinder attached to paper punched with holes is called a? Piano Roll
Billie Holiday always ware this flower in her hair when performing Gardenia
The style of jazz with fast tempos and lots of improvisation is called? Bebop
The first time for a performance is a? Debut
Singing that uses nonsense syllables instead of real words. Scat
music played and or sung about lost loves? Torch Song
The musician who died poor and disappointed? Scott Joplin
Female singer who had stage fright? Sarah Vaughn
a job playing music is called a? Gig
A musical mix of African and Cuban rhythms is called? Afro-Cuban Jazz
B.B. King’s guitar Lucille
Benny Goodman’s nick name King of Swing
Benny Goodman’s signature glare when a musician messed up earned him this nickname? The Ray
Dizzy Gillespie was known as? Ambassador of Jazz
one of Louis Armstrong’s nicknames Satchmo
Nightclub in Harlem Cotton Club
Louis Armstrong King of Jazz
Ella Fitzgerald First Lady of Song
Musical Prodigy Herbie Hancock
King of the Blues BB King
Lady Day Billie Holiday
Scott Joplin King of Ragtime
Charlie Parker’s nickname Yardbird
Queen of the blues Dinah Washington
New York nightclub named in honor of Charlie Parker Birdland

Medieval Music Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A form of medieval church that involves chanting; it emerged around 100 A.D. No instruments involved. Plainchant
A note or group of notes that are sung in a single syllable. Neumes
Pope Gregory the Great's compilation is recognized as this. Gregorian Chant
The combining of two or more musical lines. Polyphony
When the chant is sung and played on instruments in long notes while 3 faster melodies are sung above it. Cantus Firmis
New type of vocal music in which rhythm was specified for the first time. Motet
Tthese type of people and traveling minstrels danced played and sang their own songs in courts & streets. Jongleurs
Nobel men who set poems to music. Troubadours
Troubadours were either called this or singers of love. Minnesingers
Plucked instrument similar to a modern zither. Psaltery
One stringed instrument which has no modern counterpart. Tromba marina
A double reed instrument. Its modern descendant is the oboe. Shawm
An ancestor of our trombone without a slide it can only play a few notes. Buisine
The tendency of a musical composition to gravitate toward one particular note called. Tonality
The word for songs in french. Chasons
Temporary resting point in a piece of music. cadence
Introduced two centuries earlier,but then evolved into sophisticated polyphonic songs. Madrigal
Polyphonic works written for 7 singers per voice part instead of for solo voices. Choral music

Rock 'n' Roll & Blues: Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What does rock and roll music originate from? BLUES
A famous rock 'n' roll singer - Elvis _______ PRESLEY
Rock around the _____ CLOCK
Famous Elvis song - _________ Rock JAILHOUSE
Bill Haley & The ______ COMETS
Rock 'n' Roll music began in the ____'s 1940
Another type of music formed from blues music - ______ and Blues RHYTHM
Bessie _____was a famous blues singer SMITH
Blues music originatedin rural _______ AMERICA
Blues music began in the early ____'s 1920
Another famous Blues singer was Eric _______ CLAPTON
Blues music was created by African ______ SLAVES
____ music also came from the blues JAZZ
Chuck _____ - a famous rock n roll singer BERRY
Johnny B. _____ - famous rock n roll song GOODE
The _______ - famous rock n roll band BEATLES
The _______ Stones - another famous rock n roll band ROLLING
B. B. ____ - blues singer KING
Led ________ - blues band ZEPPELIN
____ Best - drummer of The Beatles PETE

Blues Music Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Three or more notes that combine harmoniously chord
A part that supports or provides background for other musical parts Accompaniment
A short repeated phrase Ostinato
Passing from one note to another whilst deliberately sliding through the notes in between them Sliding
Making up a musical phrase on the spot Improvisation
A set of notes used in the melody of Blues music Blues Scale
A chord with an added note, 7 notes above the first Seventh Chord
Rhythms that are unexpectedly off the beat Syncopation
When pairs of quavers are played unevenly, with the first slightly longer and the second slightly shorter Swing Rhythm
A set of notes ordered in pitch, for example C-C Scale
Raises the pitch of the note Sharp
Lowers the pitch of the note Flat
A short and catchy repeated musical phrase Riff
Pop, R&B and Rock and Roll are all _______________ of the Blues Sub genres
The most famous Rock and Roll singer Elvis Presley
A common Blues string instrument Guitar
When the leader sings a phrase and a crowd sings back an answering phrase Call and response
Blues music is passed on by... Ear
Blues music is usually sung in a ______ tempo Slow
This was invented in the 1920s Recording

Bluegrass Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Who is said to be the father of bluegrass music? Bill _____________ Monroe
Which continent was the banjo born in before it came over to America? Africa
Bluegrass music originated from what mountainous region of America? Appalachia
What is a violin called when it plays bluegrass music? Fiddle
There are no electric instruments in the bluegrass band, they are all __________ Acoustic
What is the hard plastic teardrop shapped object called that guitarists, mandolinists, and other string musicians use in bluegrass music? pick
Finish this song title: "It takes a _______________ man" or "_______________ man blues." Worried
How many strings does a mandolin have? eight
A common kick-off refers to what common vegetable? potato
The fiddler is the only player that doesn't pluck the string. What do they use instead? bow
What famous music city did Bill and his Bluegrass Boys perform in at the beginning of their career? Nashville
Finish this song title: " Old Joe ______." Clark
What is the extra music at the end of a song called in bluegrass? tag
Bluegrass has mixed roots in which three European countries? Scotland, England, and _________ ireland
What is another name for the steel guitar? dobro
A bluegrass banjo player uses the ______- finger picking style made popular by Don Reno and Earl Scruggs three
When we add ukuleles, harmonicas, steel guitars, or drums to a band it is called _____grass" new
What is the name for the chord that always sounds good in bluegrass? universal
The largest instrument in bluegrass is the bass
Most bluegrass fiddle tunes were made to be _______________ to. danced
When bluegrass first was played it wasn't known as bluegrass it was known as old time mountain ______________ music. hillbilly

Styles Of Dance! Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Dancers, usually accompanied by music, tell a story or express a mood through their movements. It is characterized by light, graceful movements and the use of pointe shoes with reinforced toes Ballet
Can be another term for folk dance, or sometimes even for ceremonial dance Traditional
A ballroom dance in triple time (3/4) performed by a couple, who turn rhythmically round and round as they progress around the dance floor. Waltz
A style of dance highly dependent on disco music.One classic dance is the Hustle, as seen in "Saturday Night Fever." Disco
A popular form of social dance that originated in the Caribbean. This dance form is an example of a partnered ballroom dance. Salsa
The process of spontaneously creating movement. Development of movement material is facilitated through a variety of creative explorations including body mapping through time, levels, shape and dynamics. Improvisation
A style of funk dance, which is today also associated with hip hop. The name is based on the concept of freezing from a fast movement and "locking" in a certain position, holding that position for a short while and then continuing in the same speed as before. Locking
A dance style, or a group of dances, originating from Harlem, New York with Afro-American Roots. The feeling of the dance is "swinging", as it developed to the swing style of jazz music from the 1920s to the 1940s or 50s. Swing
The dance-form used in the Indian films. It is a mixture of numerous styles. These styles include belly-dancing, kathak, Indian folk, Western popular and modern jazz. Bollywood
A smooth, progressive dance characterized by long, continuous flowing movements across the dance floor. It is danced to big band (usually vocal) music. The dance is similar in its look to waltz, although the rhythm is in a 4/4. Foxtrot
A style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary
A partner dance that originated in the 1880s along the River Plata, the natural border between Argentina and Uruguay, and soon spread to the rest of the world. Early this style was known as tango criollo (Creole tango). Tango
One of the street dance styles that based on the quick muscle contraction techniques to blend into various poses and it’s often integrated with Robot, Waving and Tutting. Popping
The steps and essential style of this type of dancing, originated from dances of Africans brought to the America as slaves. Originally, the term for this style of dance encompassed any dance done to jazz music. Jazz
A style of acrobatic dancing originating in the mid-1970s, often performed to rap music usually by teenage males in the streets, and characterized by intricate footwork, pantomime, spinning headstands, tumbling, and elaborate improvised virtuosic movements. Breaking
A fast ballroom dance of Latin American origin, similar to the mambo, that follows a rhythmic pattern based upon a quick three-step movement. Cha Cha
A dance performed wearing shoes fitted with metal taps, characterized by rhythmical tapping of the toes and heels. Tap

Rock 'n' Roll Music Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

smoke on the water
buddy holly
syncopation
coda
ostinato
riff
rap
piano
introduction
chorus
verse
african
rhythm and blues
jazz
chords
vocals
rhythm guitar
lead guitar
instrumental
middle eight
chubby checker
crowded house
heavy rock
rock around the clock
drum kit
back beat
wahwah
distortion
bass guitar
alternative rock
surf rock
silverchair
bill haley
elvis presley
johnny okeefe
twelve bar blues

Music Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A type of guitar Acoustic
A type of flute Bass
A violin and cello are played with a... Bow
The player needs to blow air into these instruments in order for them to produce sound Woodwind
The sound of this instrument is produced by the vibration of the player’s lips Brass
The sound from percussion instruments is produced by the vibration or... of the instruments surface Resonation
All music notes for all instruments sit on a line called the.../ ledger lines Stave
There are 12 basic ... that all instruments use Notes
The two main clefs that most instruments use are the bass and ... clef Treble
A accidental that raises a note up a semitone Sharp
Shows which notes are sharp or flat throughout the song Key signatures
Little symbols next to the notes Accidentals
Acoustic guitars don’t need to be plugged into an ... Amplifier
There is a variety of sizes and types of pianos: grand, ... and upright Baby grand
There are 4 types of saxophones: alto, tenor, ... and soprano Baritone
A popular instrument make Yamaha
The most common trumpet B flat
The cellist will rest the cello on the floor (on ...) End pin
An instrument that is larger than a violin and viola but is smaller than a double bass Cello
Like an electrical piano Keyboard
The “best friend” of a major scale Relative minor
The relative minor or G major E minor
There are 6 types of flutes: Bass, alto, tenor, ..., concert and treble Soprano
2 types of wood can be used to make a drum kit: birch and ... Maple
String instruments can be struck by a ... Hammer
Notes that are slashes are called ... equivalents Enharmonic
A basic chord is called a ... Triad
The second position of a basic triad 1st inversion
A symbol at the beginning of the piece that tells you what time the piece is in Time signature

Musical Theatre Terminology Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Performed without preparation Ad Lib
musical in which the basic story is taken from another source such as a book, an opera or a play without music Adaption
Planning the moving on the stage throughout the show, usually referring to non-musical sections Blocking
The "theatre" section of New York City Broadway
The actors, actresses, dancers, and singers who perform in a musical Cast
Stage dancing, or organized movement Choreography
The person who creates the Dance Moves Choreographer
The person who writes the music for a show Composer
The appearance of the cast following a performance of a musical or play, in groups or individually Curtain Call
The main person in charge of the action on the stage, he/she instructs the cast and crew Director
the closing musical number in a show. It usually includes the entire cast Finale
The book, script, or dialogue of a play. Libretto
The person who writes the words for the songs in the show Lyricist
Comedy A theatrical production, typically of a sentimental or humorous nature that consists of musical numbers and dialogue based upon a unifying theme Musical Comedy
A musical, theatrical production that has no spoken dialogue. The entire story is told in song Opera
A selection (introduction) played by the orchestra at the beginning of a musical, consisting of short sections of the songs to be performed in the show Overture
The person or organization financing and supervising the making and public presentation of a play Producer
The person or organization financing and supervising the making and public presentation of a play Plot
The "repeat" of a song already heard in the musical. It is usually shorter than the original, and often sung by a different character Reprise
Backdrops, furniture, and other large structures and properties used on the stage to provide atmosphere Set
Once a year, this is given to plays and musicals in a ceremony honoring excellence in the theatre Tony Award
The main plan of story Plot