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

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

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

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 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

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 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

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

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

Jesus' Miracles Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Jesus cured the nobleman's ______ (John 4:46-47) son
The great haul of ______ (Luke 5:1-11) fishes
Jesus cast out an _________ spirit (Mark 1:23-28) unclean
Jesus cured Peter's mother-in-law of a ________ (Mark 1:30-31) fever
Jesus healed a ________ (Mark 1:40-45) leper
________healed the centurion's servant (Matthew 8:5-13) Jesus
Jesus raised the widow's son from the ________ (Luke 7:11-18) dead
Jesus stilled the ________ (Matthew 8:23-27) storm
Jesus cured ______demoniacs (Matthew 8:28-34) two
Jesus cured the __________ (Matthew 9:1-8) paralytic
Jesus raised the ruler's _____________ from the dead (Matthew 9:18-26) daughter
Jesus cured a woman of an issue of ________ (Luke 8:43-48) blood
Jesus opened the eyes of two _________ men (Matthew 9:27-31) blind
Jesus loosened the _______________ of a man who could not speak (Matthew 9:32-33). tongue
Jesus healed an invalid man at the pool called _______________ (John 5:1-9) Bethesda
Jesus restored a withered ________ (Matthew 12:10-13) hand
Jesus ____ at least five thousand people (Matthew 14:15-21) fed
Jesus healed a woman of _________ (Matthew 15:22-28) Canaan
Jesus cured a deaf and _____ man (Mark 7:31-37) mute
Jesus ___________ ten lepers (Luke 17:11-19) cleansed
Jesus raised __________ from the dead (John 11:1-46) Lazarus
Jesus ____________ the eyes of two blind men (Matthew 20:30-34) opened
Jesus caused the _____ tree to wither (Matthew 21:18-22) fig
Jesus restored the ________ of the high priest's servant (Luke 22:50-51) ear
Jesus rose from the ________ (Luke 24:5-6) dead
Jesus cured a boy who was plagued by a _________ (Matthew 17:14-21) demon
Jesus cured a man of __________ (Luke 14:1-4) dropsy
Jesus fed at least ______ thousand people (Matthew 15:32-39) four
Jesus __________ the ruler's daughter from the dead (Matthew 9:18-26) raised
Jesus _________ the storm (Matthew 8:23-27) stilled