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hunting
band
foxes
singer
howl
key board
piano
mess
stage
instruments
cottage
strange

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 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 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

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

History of Jazz Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Ragtime composer SCOTTJOPLIN
Inventor of Jazz JELLYROLL
King of swing GOODMAN
Brothers Johnny and Warren DODDS
He sat on the tailgate TROMBONIST
Where it all began STORYVILLE
You can stir it with a brush SOUP
The march king JOHNPHILIPSOUSA
The ‘new’ king of swing ARTIESHAW
Singer/actor Frank SINATRA
You better have a long one to play ragtime STRIDE
They called him 'Satchmo' LOUISARMSTRONG
Dee Dee Chandler invented it FOOTPEDAL
He defined Cool BEIDERBECKE
His band was always ‘In the Mood’ GLENNMILLER
“Take a drum solo Gene” KRUPA
They could Count on him BASIE
She played a Lil’ piano HARDIN
Sentimental singer/actress DORISDAY
Les _____ and his Band of Renown BROWN
I Got a Gal in _________________ KALAMAZOO
“The navy? Now where do we go?” CHICAGO
Front line instrument CLARINET
Post-Swing BEBOP
She sang ‘Strange Fruit’ HOLIDAY
Lester’s nickname PREZ
Charlie’s nightclub BIRDLAND
Bebop drummer MAXROACH
Dizzy GILLESPIE
Davis MILES
Dizzy said he was the greatest CLIFFORDBROWN
The queen of scat ELLA
…of the Cool BIRTH
Bill, Bill and Gil EVANS
Gerry wants a do-over MULLIGAN
Miles’ pivotal modal album KINDOFBLUE
Julian Adderley CANNONBALL
Empress of the Blues BESSIESMITH

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

Band Geek Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

woodwind that doesn't use a reed Flute
it means keep playing for the rest of your days (or until the conductor cuts off) Hakuna ________ Fermata
the speed in which something in played Tempo
the combination of melody, harmony, and rhythm Music
the author of music composer
that note is to low, play it in the upper _______ octave
what's the football team doing on our field? (aka the best band) marchingband
a brisk tempo allegro
to play smooth and connected legato
some say "killer of ears" others say "tiny flute" piccolo
valved brass instrument that is in the upper octave Trumpet
a notation that tells you the duration and the pitch of a sound (ex. Bb) Note
woodwind single reed instrument that is usually black clarinet
an expression to play loud or loudly forte
an expression to play soft or quietly; a percussion instrument that uses black and white keys to play piano
valved low brass instrument played on bass clef tuba
a brass instrument that is played with a slide trombone
low double reed woodwind, usually somewhat uncommon bassooon
a direction to emphasize a note accent
flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, and piccolo are all part of what family woodwind
trumpet, baritone, and tuba are all apart of what family brass
2nd lowest valved brass instrument; some say tiny tuba baritone
to do again or more than once repeat
double reed woodwind that is in the upper octave and is similar to the clarinet oboe
a notation to play short, usually represented by a dot, "DIT" stacato
a single reed woodwind that is usually gold, soprano,alto,tenor,bari saxophone
traingle, marimba, snare drum are all part of what family percussion

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

The Preforming Arts Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

songs
Vibrato
stage
Broadway
curtain
character
production
musical
set
guitar
piano
choreography
arabesque
duet
solo
audition
recital
instruments
music
tempo
improvisation
monolouge
scripts
costume
acting
dance
ballet
singer
microphone
drama

Ms. Brenner's Jazz Review Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Take the A Train
trombone
saxophone
A Tisket A Tasket
bebop
big band
chops
clarinet
Congo Square
drums
Duke Ellington
Ella Fitzgerald
gig
guitar
improvisation
jazz band
Maple Leaf Rag
Mississippi River
New Orleans
piano
Ragtime
scat
Scott Joplin
singer
Sprirituals
syncopation
The Entertainer
trumpet