Music Terms Quiz A-Z

Music Terms Quiz

Starting with letters A-Z

Since terms range many topics and languages, this quiz is quite tricky!

How many advanced music terms do you know?

A


Note or notes that are commonly called "a pickup" is technically called?

O



 

Term used to indicate an additional instrumental part that cannot be omitted is called?

B


Short and whimsical styled piece with no set form, credited to François Couperin is a called?

C


What word is often used to indicate the instrument the harpsichord?

D


 

18th century instrumental composition intended for entertainment is called?

E


 

An ancient Greek instrument with forty strings is called?

F


An artificial high voice used to sing notes that are above the normal range is called?

G


Courtly dance of the late 16th and early 17th century in triple metre is called?

H


Keyboard instrument that produces its sounds by means of air from bellows is called?

I


 

Pastoral or sentimental character composition that is often instrumental is called?

J


Traditional Spanish dance, evolved into an orchestral composition by the Russian composer Glinka is called?

K


 

Mozart's compositions were cataloged and numbered by the Austrian scientist named?

L


Text of an opera or similar vocal work, originally issued in a small printed book is called?

M


Choral composition, usually based on a religious text is called?

N


Closing note or notes usually played at the end of a trill is called?

P


Baroque dance variation form on a short melodic pattern usually occurring in the bass is called?

Q


Light-hearted composition generally containing a combination of well known tunes is called?

R


 

Brisk French folk-dance, occasionally found in instrumental dance suites of the 17th and 18th centuries is called?

S


 

Name of device used in a fugue, where the 2nd voice presents the subject, overlapping the 1st voice is called?

T


 

Electronic instrument where player's hands motions (in the air), change pitch and dynamics is called?

U


 

The term that means to use the piano's soft pedal is called?

V


 

Musician with amazing technique and master of their art is called?

W


 

Name of song cycle for voice and piano by Franz Schubert is called?

X


 

Small Chinese gong beaten with a stick or a thin plate is called?

Y


 

Style of Swiss singing, involving switching voice types and warbling is called?

Z


 

German term meaning to go back to the original tempo after an accelerando is called?


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