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"
sonnet
rift
tune
"inaccurate in pitch"
grungy
off-key
falsetto
"a songlike cry in which the voice fluctuates rapidly"
hum
croon
yodel
"a repetitive song in which syllables are assigned to a tone"
chant
motiff
novela
"sing or play with trills"
marble
warble
garble
"lack of agreement or harmony"
concord
resonance
discord
"a ceremonial procession including people marching"
parade
band
caucus
"the means whereby some act is accomplished"
instrument
arrangement
promoter
"a song of praise, especially a religious song"
cantata
chorus
hymn
"relating to the study of the physical properties of sound"
audacious
acoustic
tonal
"related to or written for or performed by a chorus or choir"
symphonic
choral
orchestral
"a combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously"
beat
note
chord
"the closing section of a musical composition"
coda
finito
escapo
"the lowest female singing voice"
bruff
contralto
rumble
"a percussion instrument with wooden bars tuned to produce a chromatic scale and with resonators; played with small mallets"
marimba
cymbal
high hat
"clicking pendulum indicating the tempo of a piece of music"
metrical
mimer
metronome
"sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch"
flat
toned
monotonic
"a musical interval of eight tones"
ventrical
octave
octune
"characterized by a loud deep sound"
resonant
bold
vibrato
"a musical composition of movements of contrasting forms"
sonata
chorus
melding
"the adult male singing voice above baritone"
barletto
tenor
minor
"having or denoting a high range"
basal
treble
tweeting
"a bowed stringed instrument slightly larger than a violin, tuned a fifth lower"
guitar
octolin
viola
"a solo passage occurring near the end of a piece of music"
cadenza
soliloquy
march
"a composer of sacred songs"
religioso
pslamist
viscount
"separating the notes; in music"
spike
sticco
staccato
"a short, simple song"
ballad
ditty
sing-a-long
"a group of musicians playing or singing together"
ensemble
harmony
riot
"a settled and monotonous routine that is hard to escape"
beatnik
groove
downbeat
"a genre of American music characterized by improvisation, syncopation, and usually a regular or forceful rhythm, emerging at the beginning of the 20th century"
reggae
metal
jazz

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Musical Vocab! Can You Match These Definitions To The Correct Music Related Word?

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