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

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

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

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

Dynamics Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

very soft Pianissimo
soft Piano
moderatly soft mezzo piano
slightly loud mezzo forte
loud forte
very loud fortissimo
Levels of volume of sound Dynamics
sequence of single notes melody
the speed the which a passage is being played tempo
note sharply detached staccato
power of sound volume

Music Appreciation Vocabulary Quiz 1 Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the structure of a song form
the type of song with a leader singing or playing and the group responding callandresponse
basic rhythmic pattern played as foundation for more complex patterns clave
recurring pulse beat
"beats per minute" bpm
organized series of musical tones melody
highness or lowness of sound pitch
music with parts entering at different times with the same melody canon
worth four beats whole note
worth 2 beats half note
note worth 1/2 of a beat eighth note
worth 1/4 a measure quarter note
the distinguishing tone or quality of a note timbre
the speed or pace of a song tempo

Music Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Sung or played without accompaniment A Capella
Getting faster in speed accelerando
A little faster than adagio Adagietto
(At ease) Gracefully adagio
Aditated Agitado
(Joyful) Lively, moderately fast alegro
Slightly slower than allegro, a little joyful allegretto
(walking) faster than adagio; a little joyful andante
animated; with energy animato
with love; tenderly con amore
with spirt con brio
with fire; in harsh manner con fuoco
with movement con moto
a work for one or more solo instruments accompanied by orchestra concerto
growing louder slowly crescendo
from the beginning; D.C. go back to beginning and finish where fine is da capo
to the sign; D.C. to back to the sign dal segno
shrinking; becoming softer decrescendo
divided divisi
sweetly dolce
suffix that means "a little" -etto
(stopped) marks a note to be held fermatta
very strong; very loud fortissimo
strong; loud forte
with charm grazioso
a little bit slow; not as slow as largo larghetto
(broad) slow and dignified largo
(slow) lento
but not as much Ma non troppo
majestic; stately maestoso
less; used with other terms meno
moderately loud mezzo forte
moderately soft mezzo piano
mysteriously misterioso
very; much; used with other terms molto
very gentle; very soft pianissimo
gentle; soft in volume piano
more; used with other terms piu

Music Dynamics and Tempi Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

quiet/softly; p piano
"as quietly as possible"/softest; pp pianissimo
loud/strongly; f forte
loudest/strongest; ff fortissimo
medium soft; mp mezzo piano
medium loud; mf mezzo forte
getting increasingly louder: < crescendo
getting increasingly quieter; > decrescendo
increasingly faster accelerando
increasingly slower ritardando
fast, quickly, and bright allegro
at a moderate speed moderato
broadly/ "slowly" largo
at a walking pace andante

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 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