Type
Crossword
Description

What does rit. stand for? ritardando
What are the vertical lines that divide music into measures? barlines
This is composed of 5 lines and 4 spaces. Staff
When counting lines and spaces on a staff you always count from the bottom to the top. TRUE or FALSE TRUE
This accidental lowers the pitch 1/2 step. flat
This accidental raises the pitch 1/2 step. sharp
This accidental cancels a flat or sharp. natural
This is drawn at the end of a piece of music. doublebarline
Name the letters of the music alphabet. ABCDEFG
Parts of a note include the stem, the flag and the _____ _______. notehead
This symbol requires you to hold the note longer than the full value until the director cuts you off. fermata
How fast or slow the music is played. tempo
The loudness or softness of music. dynamics
This is the catchy part of music that has the "tune". melody
The basic unit of rhythm. beat
Chords and other supporting sounds that play beneath the melody. Harmony
A set of 8 pitches arranged in ascending or descending order. scale
an interval of 8 notes octave
tells how many beats are in each measure and what kind of note gets one beat timesignature
the space between two barlines measure
two eighth notes connected with a beam are equal to one beat - TRUE OR FALSE TRUE
gets one half count of silence eighthrest
Used for the lower sounding pitches. Also called F clef. bassclef
gradually increasing in volume, also written as cresc. crescendo
gradually decreasing in volume, also written as dim. diminuendo
gets 3 counts of sound dottedhalfnote
loud volume forte
gets 2 counts of silence halfrest
medium loud volume mezzoforte
soft volume piano
two dots in front of a bar line that indicate to go back and play again repeatsign
Used for the higher sounding pitches. Also known as the G clef. trebleclef
symbol that tells you to sing the note with more emphasis accent
very loud volume fortissimo
flats or sharps placed between the clef sign and time signature keysignature
sing the notes short and detached staccato

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

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

Music Theory Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Rythmic unit in music beat
A line above or below the range of a staff Ledger Line
The speed at which music should be played Tempo
A sequence of single notes that are musically satisfying Melody
Shown to emphasize a word or syllable Accent
A pattern of movement or sound Rythm
A symbol placed at the left-hand side of a staff Clef
A ccombination of three or more notes that blend harmonously Chord
The words of a song Lyrics
Fast tempo Allegro
Gradually louder Crescendo
Gradually Softer Decrescendo
Marks the end of a piece of music Double bar line
Area between two bar lines Measure
Cancels a flat or a sharp Natural
Shorten the note Staccato
5 lines, 4 spaces Staff
Everyone sings the same note Unison
Gradually slow the tempo Ritardando
A musical sentence Phrase

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

Music Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

note
key
low
high
chorus
spaces
lines
music
recorder
tempo
staff
forte
dynamics
conductor
verse
rhythm
pitch
melody
harmony
symphony
orchestra
decrescendo
composer
beat
treble
song
rest
piano
natural
flat
crescendo
clef
BASS

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

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

General Music Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What are the five lines and four spaces where music is written? Staff
What helps organize music on the staff? Clef
Which Clef controls the high pitches? Treble
What Clef controls the low pitches? Bass
What do you create when you put the Treble Clef and Bass Clef together? Grand Staff
What do you call the oval shaped symbols that represent musical sound? Pitches
What is the order of the lines of the Treble Clef? EGBDF
What is the order of the spaces of the treble clef? FACE
What is the order of the lines of the bass clef? GBDFA
What is the order of the spaces of the bass clef? ACEG
What divides the staff into equal parts? Barlines
What is found at the end of every piece of music? Double Bar
What do you call the curved line that connects two pitches on the same line or space? Tie
What do you call the curved line that connects two different pitches? Slur
What tells you how many beats are in a measure and what note value gets the beat? Time Signature
How many beats are in 4/4 time? four
What note value gets the beat in 4/4? Quarter Note
What note value gets the beat in 4/1 time? Whole Note
What note value gets the beat in 6/8 time? eighth note
How many beats are in 6/8 time? Six
How many beats are found in 2/4 time? Two

Music Vocabulary Crossword 1

Type
Crossword
Description

progressing by half steps chromatic
the distance between two notes in the chromatic scale half step
two half steps whole step
raises the tone 1/2 step sharp
lowers the tone 1/2 step flat
cancels a flat or sharp natural
raises the tone one whole step double sharp
lowers the tone one whole step double flat
a sharp, flat, or natural occuring in the music accidental
sharps or flats at the beginning of the staff showing the correct notes to play/sing key signature
gradually faster accelerando
resume original tempo a tempo
mouth muscles used in controlling the sound of a wind instrument embouchre
extra lines and spaces that exist above or below the staff ledger line
gradually slower ritardando
suddenly subito
tells how many beats per measure and what kind of note gets the beat time signature
a section solo soli
one person plays/sings solo
end/finish fine
eveyone plays/sings tutti
divided parts divisi
rhythm with off-beats syncopation
the distance between two notes interval
three or more notes sounded at the same time chord
different notes sounded together harmony
the main theme of a piece of music melody
everybody performs the same melody unison