Type
Crossword
Description

a short theme, usually in the bass, which is constantly repeated as the other parts of the music vary. Ground Bass
a continually repeated musical phrase or rhythm. Ostinato
a group of (typically three or more) notes sounded together, as a basis of harmony. chord
displace the beats or accents in (music or a rhythm) so that strong beats become weak and vice versa. Syncopation
Often the density and different layers of a piece of music texture
the louds and softs of a piece of music and the volume of a piece, for example forte (loud) and piano (soft) dynamics
a sequence of single notes that is musically satisfying; a tune. Often the more noticed and focused on piece of music melody
the combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce a pleasing effect. harmony
a bass part in 4/4 time in which a note is played on each beat of the bar and which typically moves up and down the scale in small steps. walking bass
the speed at which a piece of music should be or is played 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

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

Midterm Music Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The lowest female voice part Alto
The sign on the staff for lower pitches Bass Clef
To return to the sign and sing to the Coda DSalCoda
Loud (f) Forte
Two or more notes sounding together, usually in accordance with the Melody Harmony
The main tune of a piece of music Melody
Moderately soft (mp) MezzoPiano
soft (p) Piano
Short and detached singing Staccato
The highest male voice part Tenor
The sign on the staff for higher pitches Treble Clef
The lowest male voice part Bass
A short, added ending to a piece of music Coda
How loud or how soft to sing Dynamics
The Treble and Bass Clef read together, like with piano music GrandStaff
Smooth and attached singing Legato
Moderately Loud (mf) MezzoForte
The highest female voice part Soprano
The speed of the music Tempo
Designates how many beats are in a measure, and what kind of note gets the beat TimeSignature

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

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

Musical Elements Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A collection of organised note values Rhythm
The speed of a piece Tempo
How loud or quiet the music is Dynamics
At a fast pace Allegro
Loud Forte
Quiet Piano
The notes played that support the melody Harmony
A collection of pitches and rhythms to form the tune Melody
How high or low the note is Pitch
The layout of the piece Structure
The different layers of a piece Texture

Music Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Steady Pulse Beat
Speed Tempo
Musical Color Tone
Treble Clef's other name Gclef
Five lines and four spaces Musical Staff
One beat of sound Quarter note
Volume (Loud and soft) Dynamics
Note between Treble Clef and Bass Clef Middle C
Two beats of sound Half Note
Combination of sounds and silences Rhythm
One half step higher Sharp
One half step lower Flat
Main Tune of a Song Melody
Organized Sound Music
Words of a song Lyrics
High and low sounds Pitch
More than one pitch at a time harmony
Causes sound Vibration
Quality of sound that makes different things sound different Timbre
Written Music Notation
One beat of silence Quarter Rest
Separates groups of beats bar Line
Between the bar lines Measure

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

Music Theory Terminology Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

RITARD
TIE
RHYTHM
MARCATO
LENTO
HARMONY
DYNAMICS
DIMINUENDO
BAR
CADENCE
BEAT
WHOLE STEP
HALF STEP
TRANSPOSE
TIME SIGNATURE
KEY SIGNATURE
FLAT
SHARP
NATURAL
SCALE
STACCATO
TENUTO
MOUTHPIECE
BRASS
PERCUSSION
WOOD WIND
TENOR
ALTO
SOPRANO
CLEF
TREBLE
BASS
OCTAVE
REPEAT
CAESURA
FERMATA
BREATH MARK
CHORD
INTERVAL
INTONATION
TONE
PITCH
MIDDLE C
LEDGER LINE
STAFF
BARLINE
STEM
FLAG
SIXTEENTH NOTE
FORTISSIMO
FORTE
MEZZO FORTE
MEZZO PIANO
PIANO
PIANISSIMO
DECRESCENDO
CRESCENDO
EIGHTH NOTE
QUARTER NOTE
REST
HALF NOTE
WHOLE NOTE

Music Terminology Crossword

Type
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