Type
Crossword
Description

Off beat rhythm that features often in salsa music Syncopation
What texture changes notes at the same time by the same amount of pitch and the rhythm is the same. Homophonic
Showing off whilst playing. Virtuostic
Two or more lines of independent melodies played at the same time. Polyphonic
Used in Cuban and Latin music where one person plays and the rest respond. Call and response
A place that originated Gamelan music. Indonesia
Known for its soca, calypso and steelpan music. Trinidad and Tobago
You use this in music to make it loud or quiet. Dynamics
Playing all together. Unison
Repeated rhythm throughout the music. Ostinato
A short repeated cord progression. Riff
A large bass drum in Brazilian music. Surdo
When two or more rhythms with different pulses are played together. Polyrhythmic
How fast or slow music is. Tempo
Speeding up. Accelerando
Paradise music that originated in Trinidad and Tobago. Calypso
Two wooden sticks used as a percussion instrument. Clave
Music originated in Indonesia. Gamelan
An italian term for percussion instruments. Batteria
Monophonic, polyphonic and homophonic are types of music ...... Textures
Home of Salsa music. Latin America
Clef (5) Tenor
A modulation effect that changes volume. Tremolo
A type of music commonly accompanied by dance. Salsa

Carnival Fun!! Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

clowns
peanuts
balloon animals
ferris wheel
roller coaster
tight rope
high wire
acrobats
lions
tigers
elephant
snow cones
funnel cake
candy apples
cotton candy
hot dogs
Fat Tuesday
Cajun cuisine
parades
colorful costumes
masquerade balls
masks
steelpan drums
calypso music
Tobago
Trinidad
mardi gras
samba
New Orleans
Rio de Janeiro

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

Music Crossword - Samba, Classical Indian & Gamelan

Type
Crossword
Description

Gamelan originated in what country? (9) Indonesia
Type of instruments used in Gamelan music. (10) Percussion
North Indian Classical music. (10) Hindustani
Most common instrument in Gamelan. (13) Metallophones
A type of double cowbell used in traditional bacteria music ensembles, capoeira dance music and Samba. (5) Agogo
Where Sambas are usually held. (9) Carnivals
Indian classical music has two foundational elements, raga and _________. (4) Tala
The second part of Indian Classical music is a constant fixed note called a _______. (5) Drone
In lots of loud pieces in Gamelan music, the __________ plays a more elaborate version of the basic melody. (6) Bonang
Sambas are _______ so it attracts many listeners. (4) Loud
There are sudden _______ in tempo and dynamics in a Gamelan piece of music. (7) Changes
There are _____ main types of Samba music. (3) Two
In Classical Indian music, tala measures the ________. (9 - two words) Time Cycle
Different rhythm patterns in Classical Indian music. (4) Taal
A type of instrument used in Samba music which has copper strings. (7) Sambuca
Type of drums used in Indian Classical music. (5) Tabla
The violin used in Indian classical music is similar to the one used in Western classical traditions. (5) Veena
Gamelan music is used to accompany performances such as ____ and shadow puppet plays. (5) Dance
Samba music has a tempo of about _____ beats per minute. (7) hundred
The word 'gamel' in Gamelan music means ______. (6) Hammer

World Music Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Type of music found in Java and Bali Gamelan
Type of North Indian classical music Hindustani
The main instrument used in Hindustani music Sitar
The music that is mainly used in carnivals samba
A type of bell used in samba music agogo
The pattern of notes in Indian music raga
There are two types of gamelan, Indonesian and..... balinese
Samba originates in..... Brazil
The instruments found in gamelan, Indian and samba are mostly..... percussion
Instrument that plays the drone of Indian music tampura
The meaning of the word Gamelan hammer
The Indian music played in the south carnatic
The name of the time circle measurement for Indian music tala
Which slave trade does samba music have its roots in? West African
The name of the set of hand played drums that register a beat in Gamelan music kendhang

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

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

Unit 4 - Latin America & Migration Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The most significant native group that inhabited central Mexico, present-day Mexico City was built of the ruins of their capital. aztec
Exported for its use as a dye. brazilwood
A style of Afro-Caribbean music that originated in Trinidad and Tobago. calypso
A Brazilian martial art with its roots originating in Angola and the Congo, that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music, and is usually referred to as a game. capoeira
A festival held before Lent every year, the one in Rio is well known. carnival
The process of migrating away from a location. emigration
The process of migrating towards a location. immigration
This native group was one of the greatest civilizations in the Americas and lived primarily in the mountains of Peru. inca
A manufacturing plant that imports and assembles duty-free components for export from Mexico. maquiladora
These natives built pyramids such as Tikal, the tallest building in the America’s until the early 1900’s. maya
A person of European and native American descent. mestizo
A thing that would cause a migrant to leave their homeland. pushfactor
A thing that would cause a migrant to move to a particular location. pullfactor
A native South American language family spoken primarily in the Andes. quechua
Religion based on Ethiopian orthodox church that is also a social/political movement. rastafarianism
Music that deals with religion and social problems. reggae
Brazilian dance with African influences. samba
Religion that is a mix of Roman Catholicism and the beliefs of African slaves. santeria
The type of farming done by native people in Latin African rainforests to clear fields. slashandburn
The major native group that lived in the Caribbean islands. Taino
Tall ruin in Guatemala. tikal
The type of farming done by the Inca people in the Andes. terraced

African Music Wordsearch Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Two rhythms that play at the same time Polyrhythm
A type of hand-drum in Western Africa Djembe
The second largest continent Africa
Making a beat on the spot that is in time with other beats Improvisation
Striking the drum at the centre with your palm and fingers Bass
To tap the edge of the drum with your fingers Slap
An instrument that consists of dried gourd with beads Shekere
When someone plays a rhythm and you have to respond back Call and response
A rhythm which is repeated continuously Cyclic rhythm
A rhythm played simulation with another rhythm Cross rhythm
A drum in Africa which uses a stick Dundun
A group of musicians who play together Ensemble
A partner that supports the main musician Accompaniment
Tapping the drum at the edge using your fingers but they have to be closed Tone
The arrangement of a song Structure
The lead drummer Master drummer

Crossword: Caribbean edition

Type
Crossword
Description

Largest island in the British Virgin Islands Tortola
St. Martin, territory of France
Capital of St. Kitts & Nevis Basseterre
Favorite past time in the British West Indies cricket
National soccer team of Trinidad & Tobago Soca Warriors
New age reggae movement Reggae revival
Caribbean cooking technique Jerk
Unofficial mascot of Puerto Rico Coqui
Caribbean regional community CARICOM
Currency used in Turks & Caicos Island US dollar
Inspiration for the Pirates of the Caribbean Port Royal

Music Crossword – Samba, Gamelan and Classical Indian

Type
Crossword
Description

Gamelan originated in what country? Indonesia
Types of instruments used in Gamelan music. Percussion
North Indian classical music Hindustani
Most common instrument in Gamelan Metallophones
A type of double cowbell used in traditional bacteria music ensembles, capoeira dance music and Samba Agogo
There are sudden _______ in tempo and dynamics in a Gamelan piece of music Changes
There are _____ main types of Samba music Two
In Classical Indian music, tala measures the… Time cycle
Different rhythm patterns in Classical Indian music Taal
A type of instrument used in Samba music which has copper strings Sambuca