My Puzzles
Report bug
Collected Puzzles
User listed puzzles
Random Puzzle
Log In/Out

Singing Terminology

Margarette McNeely

Accompaniment a vocal work, whether an exercise or not, that has no words
Bagpipe the frequency of its vibrations
Bar section of the orchestra includes all instruments that are played by being struck, including the piano and celesta
Bass a sequence of notes placed in ascending or descending order by step.
Beat A woodwind instrument of the oboe family, having a bulbous bell and sounding a fifth lower than the oboe.
Chant a small bit of sound, similar to a syllable in speaking a language.
Choir a voice in the higher register
Chord an ancient instrument, at least in its most primitive form, and is still found in a number of countries. It is a reed instrument, with the reed sounded by air expressed from a leather bag.
Duet usually refers to the tonic note and chord, which gives a subjective sense of arrival and rest.
English horn  marks the end of a section or piece.
Fiddle A violin, esp. when used to play folk music.
Harmony An elaborate musical composition for full orchestra, typically in four movements, at least one of which is traditionally in sonata form.
Jig A performance by two people, esp. singers, instrumentalists, or dancers
Key  in a piece of music is the regular rhythmic pattern of the music.
Note additional part for a performer of any kind that is less important than another, which it serves to support and enhance.
Percussion An organized group of singers, typically one that takes part in church services or performs regularly in public.
Pitch  group of (typically three or more) notes sounded together, as a basis of harmony.
Reed The combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce chords and chord progressions with a pleasing effect.
Rhythm  describes the lower register and lower sonorities in music. In vocal music it indicates the lowest type of male voice, and in instrumental music is generally used to indicate the bottom part.
Scale an essential element in music in one way or another, is the arrangement of notes according to their relative duration and relative accentuation.
Symphony made either from traditional material or from plastic or metal, are used to produce a musical sound from their vibration by means of an air column
Treble A repeated rhythmic phrase, typically one shouted or sung in unison by a crowd
Vocalise A lively dance with leaping movements

Use the "Printable HTML" button to get a clean page, in either HTML or PDF, that you can use your browser's print button to print. This page won't have buttons or ads, just your puzzle. The PDF format allows the web site to know how large a printer page is, and the fonts are scaled to fill the page. The PDF takes awhile to generate. Don't panic!

Web armoredpenguin.com

Copyright information Privacy information Contact us Blog