Musical Vocab! Can You Match These Definitions to the Correct Music Related Word?
Music fills our world with color and helps bring people together with a shared sense of rhythm. It is easy to enjoy for an outsider, but also incredibly complex, with an arsenal of knowledge required to properly understand how to produce it. This quiz tests some of that knowledge, but it should still be possible for a layperson to pass!
Warning! This quiz starts out easy but it progresses into some musical terms it might take an expert to know. Proceed patiently and cautiously, and good luck!
"a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence"
"inaccurate in pitch"
"a songlike cry in which the voice fluctuates rapidly"
"a repetitive song in which syllables are assigned to a tone"
"sing or play with trills"
"lack of agreement or harmony"
"a ceremonial procession including people marching"
"the means whereby some act is accomplished"
"a song of praise, especially a religious song"
"relating to the study of the physical properties of sound"
"related to or written for or performed by a chorus or choir"
"a combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously"
"the closing section of a musical composition"
"the lowest female singing voice"
"a percussion instrument with wooden bars tuned to produce a chromatic scale and with resonators; played with small mallets"
"clicking pendulum indicating the tempo of a piece of music"
"sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch"
"a musical interval of eight tones"
"characterized by a loud deep sound"
"a musical composition of movements of contrasting forms"
"the adult male singing voice above baritone"
"having or denoting a high range"
"a bowed stringed instrument slightly larger than a violin, tuned a fifth lower"
"a solo passage occurring near the end of a piece of music"
"a composer of sacred songs"
"separating the notes; in music"
"a short, simple song"
"a group of musicians playing or singing together"
"a settled and monotonous routine that is hard to escape"
"a genre of American music characterized by improvisation, syncopation, and usually a regular or forceful rhythm, emerging at the beginning of the 20th century"
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