Type
Crossword
Description

What is # called? Sharp
What is b called? Flat
The shortest distance between two notes or notes next to each other on a keyboard Semitone
A scale made up of semitones Chromatic
A 'wobble' between two notes Tremolo
A repeating pattern Ostinato
A single note repeated Pedal point
A held note or notes Sustained notes
A group of notes that clash Discord
What is the symbol called that cancels out a sharp or flat? Natural

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

Music Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a person who writes, especially as a professional occupation Composer
a group of instrumentalists, especially one combining string,woodwind, brass and percussion sections and playing classical music Orchestra
a person who plays a musical instrument Musician
relating to or having the form or character of a symphony Symphonic
a work of music, literature, or art Composition
the principal part in harmonized music Melody
one of the names for notes of musical scale in solmization Sofa syllables
singing in unison, texts in a free rhytm Chant
a group singing in unison Chorus
a composition written for two vocalists or instrumentalist Concerto
a piece written and sung for two people Duet
pleasing combinations of tone played together Harmony
the unit measure where the beats on the lines of the staff are divided up into two,three and four beats to a measure Measure
the study of forms, history,science,and methods of music Musicology
a repeated phrase Ostinato
a composition based on previous work Parody
the frequency of a note determining how high or low it sounds Pitch
a solo concert with or without accompaniment Recital
the principal note of a traid Root
successive notes of a key or mode either ascending or descending Scale
a symbol indicating the note is to be raised be one semitone Sharp
the highest female voice Soprano
three notes chords consisting of a root, third, and fifth Traid
the raising and lowering a pitch of an instrument Tuning
a period in the history of music Classical
the regular rhythmic pattern of the music Beat
music written for chorus and orchestra Cantana
the keyboard of a stringed instrument Clavier
the first violin in an orchestra Concert master
lowest female singing Contralto
a direction to play expressively Espressivo
a symbol indicating that the note is to be diminished by one semitone Flat
sliding between note Glissando
vocal compsition written written for three or more solo parts Glee
a type of rim shot use in latin music Knock
music that is easy to listen to/understand Accesible
music produced by instruments Acoustic
musical produced by instruments Binary
slowly and seriously Grave
closing section of movement Coda
painfully distressed Dolore
continuing sound Monotone
pronunciation of a sentence Phrase

Blues Music Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Three or more notes that combine harmoniously chord
A part that supports or provides background for other musical parts Accompaniment
A short repeated phrase Ostinato
Passing from one note to another whilst deliberately sliding through the notes in between them Sliding
Making up a musical phrase on the spot Improvisation
A set of notes used in the melody of Blues music Blues Scale
A chord with an added note, 7 notes above the first Seventh Chord
Rhythms that are unexpectedly off the beat Syncopation
When pairs of quavers are played unevenly, with the first slightly longer and the second slightly shorter Swing Rhythm
A set of notes ordered in pitch, for example C-C Scale
Raises the pitch of the note Sharp
Lowers the pitch of the note Flat
A short and catchy repeated musical phrase Riff
Pop, R&B and Rock and Roll are all _______________ of the Blues Sub genres
The most famous Rock and Roll singer Elvis Presley
A common Blues string instrument Guitar
When the leader sings a phrase and a crowd sings back an answering phrase Call and response
Blues music is passed on by... Ear
Blues music is usually sung in a ______ tempo Slow
This was invented in the 1920s Recording

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 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

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 Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A type of guitar Acoustic
A type of flute Bass
A violin and cello are played with a... Bow
The player needs to blow air into these instruments in order for them to produce sound Woodwind
The sound of this instrument is produced by the vibration of the player’s lips Brass
The sound from percussion instruments is produced by the vibration or... of the instruments surface Resonation
All music notes for all instruments sit on a line called the.../ ledger lines Stave
There are 12 basic ... that all instruments use Notes
The two main clefs that most instruments use are the bass and ... clef Treble
A accidental that raises a note up a semitone Sharp
Shows which notes are sharp or flat throughout the song Key signatures
Little symbols next to the notes Accidentals
Acoustic guitars don’t need to be plugged into an ... Amplifier
There is a variety of sizes and types of pianos: grand, ... and upright Baby grand
There are 4 types of saxophones: alto, tenor, ... and soprano Baritone
A popular instrument make Yamaha
The most common trumpet B flat
The cellist will rest the cello on the floor (on ...) End pin
An instrument that is larger than a violin and viola but is smaller than a double bass Cello
Like an electrical piano Keyboard
The “best friend” of a major scale Relative minor
The relative minor or G major E minor
There are 6 types of flutes: Bass, alto, tenor, ..., concert and treble Soprano
2 types of wood can be used to make a drum kit: birch and ... Maple
String instruments can be struck by a ... Hammer
Notes that are slashes are called ... equivalents Enharmonic
A basic chord is called a ... Triad
The second position of a basic triad 1st inversion
A symbol at the beginning of the piece that tells you what time the piece is in Time signature

Cross Word L1 to L21

Type
Crossword
Description

gradually louder crescendo
repeat from the sign dalsegno
gradually faster accelerando
clef that indicates low voices bassclef
gradually softer decrescendo
a sharp, flat or natural that appears within a piece of music accidental
two notes that sound the same but are written differently enharmonic
lowers a note one half step flat
the treble and bass staff together grandstaff
to play notes smoothly connected legato
the sign that cancels a sharp or a flat natural
the end fine
the five lines and four spaces used for writing music staff
lively and fast vivace
the area between two bar lines measure
short lines that extend below or above the staff ledger lines
symbols that indicated how loud or soft music is to be played dynamics
the manner in which a note is to be played articulation
the lines that divide the staff into measures barlines
an added ending coda
repeat from the beginning dacapo
hold the note for the full value tenuto
the "fraction" that appears at the beginning of a piece of music timesignature
raises the pitch of a note one half step sharp
gradually slower ritardando
connects two or more notes of the same pitch tie
connects two or more notes of different pitch slur
rate of speed tempo
the distance from one note to the very next note or on the keyboard, one key to very next key halfstep
very loud fortissimo
very soft pianissimo
play the note short and detached staccato
very slow largo
moderately loud mezzoforte
moderate moderato

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

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