Type
Crossword
Description

Its name comes from the German words for ‘bell’ and ‘play’. (12) glockenspiel
Sparky had a magic one of these. (5) piano
/ tuba in Rome (anag.) (10) tambourine
It’s one octave higher than a flute. (7) piccolo
It represented a duck in Prokofiev’s ‘Peter and the Wolf’. (4) oboe
You can play this without touching it! (8) theremin
Its name means ‘jumping flea’ in Hawaiian. (7) ukulele
It plays the melody in Saint Saëns’ ‘Le Cygne’ (The Swan), from ‘The Carnival of the Animals’. (5) cello
It was invented by a Belgian called Adolphe. (9) saxophone
The mice in Bagpuss had a Marvellous Mechanical _____ _____. (5,5) mouseorgan
Its name comes from the Greek words for ‘wood’ and ‘sound’. (9) xylophone
Dizzy Gillespie was a virtuoso on this instrument. (7) trumpet
This instrument plays the magical-sounding melody line in ‘The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy’ from Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker’. (7) celesta
It represents the broom springing to life in Paul Dukas’ ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’. (7) bassoon
It’s the main instrument in Song III from Kodaly’s Hary Janos Suite. (8) cimbalom
A percussion instrument often used in jazz with metal bars and an electric motor. (10) vibraphone
It plays the soaring intro in Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. (8) clarinet
Nicola Benedetti's instrument. (6) violin

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

Instruments of the Orchestra Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Highest sounding string instrument violin
Thin piece of wood used for clarinet or saxophone Reed
Buttons found on brass instruments valves
Woodwind instrument made of brass and not used in orchestras saxophone
full name of the largest string instrument Double Bass
Highest sounding double reed instrument Oboe
Kettle Drums Timpani
Round plates of brass hit together crash cymbals
Also called the hunting horn French Horn
silver woodwind instrument Flute
Sounds one octave higher than the flute Piccolo
Looks like a violin, but sounds slightly lower Viola
Highest sounding brass instrument Trumpet
Mallet instrument with wooden bars Marimba
Largest brass instrument Tuba
Lowest sounding woodwind Bassoon
Tool needed to play string instruments Bow
Person who leads a band or orchestra Conductor
Instrument played by Squidward Clarinet
What does the trombone have that the other brass instruments do not? Slide
Originally used in the military Snare Drum
Another name of the Euphonium Baritone
Instrument that uses fans to make notes sound like they are vibrating Vibraphone

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

Baroque Period Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A type of opening melody that is heard again and again. continuity of melody
This meant that a baroque piece usually expressed one basic emotion. unity of mood
Handel was the creator of a wonderful piece called....... messiah
The type of violinist that was Antonio Vivaldi virtuoso
In 1707 Handel visited this place italy
Vivaldi's music was...... innovative
Where Johann Sebastian Bach is from. Germany
Month Handel was born in February
Antonio Vivaldi's nickname. redpriest
Was Born in Halle, Germany handel
Antonio Vivaldi was an Italian composer from..... venice
The Four seasons were series of violin...... conciertos
Handel's first opera Agrippina
Where Vivaldi's music was published. amsterdam
As a teacher Bach was very considerate and .... with his students patient
The composers of this period used this type of texture. homophonic

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

Musical instruments Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Low Brass euphonium
High Brass trumpet
Middle Brass tenor horn
Middle Brass french horn
Low Brass tuba
High Brass cornet
Low Brass trombone
Low Brass sousaphone
high woodwind Piccolo
high woodwind flute
high woodwind clarinet
Low Woodwind tenorsax
high woodwind Alto sax
Low Woodwind Baritone Sax
Low Woodwind Bassoon
drums snare drum
drums tomtoms
percussion triangle
bells sound Glockenspiel
bells sound xylophone
bells sound vibraphone
drums bass drum
bells sound sleigh bells

Musical Terms Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

instrument
song
tenor
alto
music
piano
treble
key signature
tune
style
musical
sound
play
lyrics
composers
baritone
soprano
modern
verse
classical
pop
jazz
voice
choir
melody
rhythm
harmony
fortissimo
crescendo
notes
beats
bass
forte
dynamic
sharp
pitch
tempo
duration
clef
articulation

Classical Music Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Mozart's father, Leopold, was a conductor, composer, and music teacher in the ___________ of Salzburg's Court. ARCHBISHOP
Young Mozart spent many hours listening to his sister, Maria Anna, play the ________ and by the age of three he could play it too. CLAVIER
By the age of six, Mozart had already composed his first piano ________. CONCERTO
Leopold Mozart decided to take his talented children on a musical tour of ______. EUROPE
Mozart married _______ _______ when he was 26 and they had two sons. CONSTANZE WEBER
Two of Mozart's most famous operas are "The Magic Flute" and "The _______ __ ______" MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
By the age of _________, Beethoven had already written his first composition. ELEVEN
Beethoven has studied music with both Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and ______ ______ ______. FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN
Beethoven was well known as a virtuoso ________ long before he was recognized as a great composer. PIANIST
Beginning in the late 1790's, Beethoven began to lose his hearing. One of his greatest works, the _______ ________ was written when he was completely deaf. NINTH SYMPHONY
Early in his career, people thought Beethoven's music was to strong, too forceful, and hard to ________. UNDERSTAND
Musicians since the middle ages were sponsored by patrons, either the church or a wealthy ________. ARISTOCRAT
________ was the most important element in a composition and it was usually given to an easy to hear instrument. MELODY
Musicians were hired to skillfully display their talents as a composer and performer with music that reflected the "_____ __ ___ _____" SPIRIT OF THE TIMES
Music composed in the classical period _______ national boundaries, meaning that it was not identifiable with a particular country or region. TRANSCENDED
Franz Joseph Haydn was know as the "Father of the _________" SYMPHONY
In 1740, Haydn was admitted to a boarding school where singers were trained for the emperor's court in _______. VIENNA
In 1761, Haydn began work for Prince ________ in Austria and soon was put in charge of all court music. ESTERHAZY
From 1791-1794 Haydn wrote his last twelve symphonies called the "______ Symphonies" while in England. LONDON
The "________ Symphony" is one of his most famous pieces. It uses loud kettle drums to wake up anyone who may be sleeping. SURPRISE
Haydn's _______ of instruments in his orchestra formed the basis for modern symphonic orchestras. COMBINATION

Musical Instruments Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Silver member of the woodwind family flute
A string instrument that can have four, six or twelve strings guitar
High-pitched brass instrument trumpet
A brass instrument that was used when hunting French horn
Largest and lowest member of the brass family Bass
A percussion instrument with many bars xylophone
This percussion instrument is named for its shape Triangle
A high sing voice for a woman soprano
A high singing voice for a man Tenor
A low singing voice for a woman alto
This woodwind is known for playing jazz music saxophone
This instrument has 88 keys. piano
A woodwind instrument with a double reed oboe
This percussion instrument makes a big CRASH cymbal
A brass instrument with a slide trombone
The person leading the group Conductor

Instruments and Music Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a stringed musical instrument of treble pitch Violin
a member of a family of metal wind instruments with a single-reed mouthpiece, used especially in jazz and dance music. Saxophone
a musical instrument, roughly triangular in shape, consisting of a frame supporting a graduated series of parallel strings, played by plucking with the fingers Harp
a thing designed to be put in or against the mouth Mouthpiece
a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound Note
a brass musical instrument with a flared bell and a bright, penetrating tone. The modern instrument has the tubing looped to form a straight-sided coil, with three valves. Trumpet
a strong, regular, repeated pattern of movement or sound Rhythm
a cylindrical mechanism in a brass instrument that, when depressed or turned, admits air into different sections of tubing and so extends the range of available notes. Valve
a large tuba that encircles the player's body and has a bell facing forwards Sousaphone
a stick which is strung with hair. It is used to pull across the strings of a string instrument such as a violin, viola, cello or double bass. Bow
an instrument that is second lowest in pitch in its family. Baritone
woodwind instrument having a straight cylindrical tube with a flaring bell and a single-reed mouthpiece, played by means of finger holes and keys Clarinet
a large keyboard musical instrument with a wooden case enclosing a soundboard and metal strings Piano
a stringed musical instrument with a fretted fingerboard, typically incurved sides, and six or twelve strings, played by plucking or strumming with the fingers or a plectrum Guitar
a melody, especially one that characterizes a certain piece of music. Tune