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      WordClue
      allegroa brisk and lively tempo
      altothe pitch range of the lowest female voice
      anthema song of devotion or loyalty (as to a nation or school)
      ariaan elaborate song for solo voice
      ArmstrongUnited States pioneering jazz trumpeter and bandleader (1900-1971)
      arrangeadapt for performance in a different way; 'set this poem to music'
      arrangementthe act of arranging and adapting a piece of music
      BaileyUnited States singer (1918-1990)
      ballada narrative song with a recurrent refrain
      bandinstrumentalists not including string players
      BarberUnited States composer (1910-1981)
      baritonea male singer
      baritonethe second lowest brass wind instrument
      bassthe lowest part in polyphonic music
      bassthe member with the lowest range of a family of musical instruments
      bassthe lowest part of the musical range
      bassan adult male singer with the lowest voice
      bassista musician who play the bass viol
      bassoona double-reed instrument; the tenor of the oboe family
      batona thin tapered rod used by a conductor to lead an orchestra or choir
      bebopan early form of modern jazz (originating around 1940)
      bellthe flared opening of a tubular device
      BelliniItalian composer of operas (1801-1835)
      BernsteinUnited States conductor and composer (1918-1990)
      BerryUnited States rock singer (born in 1931)
      blowplay or sound a wind instrument; 'She blew the horn'
      bluegrassa type of country music played at a rapid tempo on banjos and guitars
      bombarda large shawm; the bass member of the shawm family
      bongoa small drum; played with the hands
      boogiean instrumental version of the blues (especially for piano)
      bowedof a stringed instrument; sounded by stroking with a bow
      bridgea wooden support that holds the strings up
      BrucknerAustrian organist and composer of romantic music (1824-1896)
      buglersomeone who plays a bugle
      cacophonyloud confusing disagreeable sounds
      cadencea recurrent rhythmical series
      cadencethe close of a musical section
      CageUnited States composer of avant-garde music (1912-1992)
      canarya female singer
      cantothe highest part (usually the melody) in a piece of choral music
      cantoa major division of a long poem
      CarmichaelUnited States songwriter (1899-1981)
      carola joyful song (usually celebrating the birth of Christ)
      caroljoyful religious song celebrating the birth of Christ
      carolingsinging joyful religious songs (especially at Christmas)
      Carusooutstanding Italian operatic tenor (1873-1921)
      cellistsomeone who plays a violoncello
      chantingthe act of singing in a monotonous tone
      ChevalierFrench actor and cabaret singer (1888-1972)
      chirpsing in modulation
      choira chorus that sings as part of a religious ceremony
      choira family of similar musical instrument playing together
      choirboya boy who sings in a choir
      chorusa group of people assembled to sing together
      citationa passage or expression that is quoted or cited
      clarineta single-reed instrument with a straight tube
      clariona medieval brass instrument with a clear shrill tone
      closethe last section of a communication; 'in conclusion I want to say...'
      closingthe last section of a communication; 'in conclusion I want to say...'
      composersomeone who composes music as a profession
      composingmusical creation
      compositionmusical creation
      concertoa composition for orchestra and a soloist
      conductorthe person who leads a musical group
      consorta family of similar musical instrument playing together
      crescendo(music) a gradual increase in loudness
      croonera singer of popular ballads
      CrosbyUnited States singer and film actor (1904-1977)
      DavisUnited States jazz musician; noted for his trumpet style (1926-1991)
      decreasingmusic
      directorthe person who leads a musical group
      discorda harsh mixture of sounds
      dissonancedisagreeable sounds
      dittya short simple song (or the words of a poem intended to be sung)
      divaa distinguished female operatic singer; a female operatic star
      dominant(music) the fifth note of the diatonic scale
      droplower the pitch of (musical notes)
      drumplay a percussion instrument
      drummersomeone who plays a drum
      drumsticka stick used for playing a drum
      dubbinga new soundtrack that is added to a film
      duettwo performers or singers who perform together
      dueta musical composition for two performers
      DylanUnited States songwriter noted for his protest songs (born in 1941)
      endingthe last section of a communication; 'in conclusion I want to say...'
      fadoa sad Portuguese folksong
      finalethe closing section of a musical composition
      FitzgeraldUnited States scat singer (1917-1996)
      flata musical notation indicating one half step lower than the note named
      flattenlower the pitch of (musical notes)
      forte(music) loud
      gamutthe entire scale of musical notes
      GarlandUnited States singer and film actress (1922-1969)
      GillespieUnited States jazz trumpeter and exponent of bebop (1917-1993)
      guitarista musician who plays the guitar
      GuthrieUnited States folk singer and songwriter (1912-1967)
      harmonizesing or play in harmony
      harmonizewrite a harmony for
      harmonyan agreeable sound property
      harpsichorda clavier with strings that are plucked by plectra mounted on pivots
      HarrisonEnglish rock star; lead guitarist of the Beatles (1943-2001)
      HawkinsUnited States jazz saxophonist (1904-1969)
      HermanUnited States jazz musician and bandleader (1913-1987)
      HessEnglish pianist (1890-1965)
      HollyUnited States rock star (1936-1959)
      hummingthe act of singing with closed lips
      hymna song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)
      IglesiasSpanish singer noted for his ballads and love songs (born in 1943)
      increasingmusic
      indiea pop group not affiliated with a major record company
      inserta folded section placed between the leaves of another publication
      Internationalea revolutionary socialist anthem
      intervalthe difference in pitch between two notes
      intonationthe act of singing in a monotonous tone
      intonationsinging by a soloist of the opening piece of plainsong
      introductionthe first section of a communication
      JaggerEnglish rock star (born in 1943)
      JoachimHungarian violinist and composer (1831-1907)
      Johnthe last of the four Gospels in the New Testament
      jugglethe act of rearranging things to give a misleading impression
      jugglingthe act of rearranging things to give a misleading impression
      jump(film) an abrupt transition from one scene to another
      keena funeral lament sung with loud wailing
      KernUnited States composer of musical comedies (1885-1945)
      keynote(music) the first note of a diatonic scale
      KingUnited States guitar player and singer of the blues (born in 1925)
      LambertEnglish composer and conductor (1905-1951)
      LassoBelgian composer (1532-1594)
      LedbetterUnited States folk singer and composer (1885-1949)
      LewisUnited States rock star singer and pianist (born in 1935)
      lieda German art song of the 19th century for voice and piano
      ligature(music) a group of notes connected by a slur
      LisztHungarian composer and piano virtuoso (1811-1886)
      lullabythe act of singing a quiet song to lull a child to sleep
      lullabya quiet song intended to lull a child to sleep
      lyrea harp used by ancient Greeks for accompaniment
      MahlerAustrian composer and conductor (1860-1911)
      makethe act of mixing cards haphazardly
      mariachia group of street musicians in Mexico
      Markthe shortest of the four Gospels in the New Testament
      MarleyJamaican singer who popularized reggae (1945-1981)
      Marseillaisethe French national anthem
      MartinUnited States singer (1917-1995)
      McCormickUnited States operatic tenor (born in Ireland) (1884-1945)
      MelbaAustralian operatic soprano (1861-1931)
      melodythe perception of pleasant arrangements of musical notes
      meterrhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration
      metrerhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration
      metronomeclicking pendulum indicates the exact tempo of a piece of music
      MillerUnited States bandleader of a popular big band (1909-1944)
      modulationa musical passage moving from one key to another
      MorrisonUnited States rock singer (1943-1971)
      motifa theme that is repeated or elaborated in a piece of music
      motivea theme that is repeated or elaborated in a piece of music
      musicianartist who composes or conducts music as a profession
      musiciansomeone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
      naturala notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
      NilssonSwedish operatic soprano who played Wagnerian roles (born in 1918)
      nocturnea pensive lyrical piece of music (especially for the piano)
      NormanUnited States operatic soprano (born in 1945)
      octavea musical interval of eight tones
      offbeatan unaccented beat (especially the last beat of a measure)
      oldiea song that was formerly popular
      operaticof or relating to or characteristic of opera
      operettaa short amusing opera
      orchestratewrite an orchestra score for
      orchestratedarranged for performance by an orchestra
      organista person who plays an organ
      overtureorchestral music played at the beginning of an opera or oratorio
      OzawaUnited States conductor (born in Japan in 1935)
      pacing(music) the speed at which a composition is to be played
      PaganiniItalian violinist and composer of music for the violin (1782-1840)
      PalestrinaItalian composer (1526-1594)
      passagea short section of a musical composition
      passagea section of text; particularly a section of medium length
      PavarottiItalian tenor (born in 1935)
      pedala lever that is operated with the foot
      phrasea short musical passage
      phrasingthe grouping of musical phrases in a melodic line
      PiafFrench cabaret singer (1915-1963)
      pianista person who plays the piano
      piano(music) low loudness
      piccoloa small flute; pitched an octave above the standard flute
      pipersomeone who plays the bagpipe
      pipingplaying a pipe or the bagpipes
      PistonUnited States neoclassical composer (1894-1976)
      playersomeone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
      pluckedof a stringed instrument; sounded with the fingers or a plectrum
      PorterUnited States composer and lyricist of musical comedies (1891-1946)
      preludemusic that precedes a fugue or introduces an act in an opera
      prestoat a very fast tempo (faster than allegro)
      PriceUnited States operatic soprano (born 1927)
      primothe principal part of a duet (especially a piano duet)
      prologuean introduction to a play
      quartetfour performers or singers who perform together
      quarteta musical composition for four performers
      quinteta musical composition for five performers
      quintetfive performers or singers who perform together
      quotationa passage or expression that is quoted or cited
      Rachmaninoffcomposer and piano virtuoso born in Russia (1873-1943)
      ragtimemusic with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)
      rappersomeone who performs rap music
      RavelFrench composer and exponent of Impressionism (1875-1937)
      recitalperformance of music or dance especially by soloists
      refrainthe part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers
      ReichUnited States composer (born in 1936)
      release(music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone
      replayplay (a melody) again
      Requiema musical setting for a Mass celebrating the dead
      resolution(music) a dissonant chord is followed by a consonant chord
      resta musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration
      reversalthe act of reversing the order or place of
      ridera clause that is appended to a legislative bill
      rockera performer or composer or fan of rock music
      rondoa musical form that is often the last movement of a sonata
      RossiniItalian composer remembered for his operas (1792-1868)
      salutationword of greeting used to begin a letter
      saxophonea single-reed woodwind with a conical bore
      SchumannGerman romantic composer known for piano music and songs (1810-1856)
      serenadea song characteristically played outside the house of a woman
      serpentan obsolete bass cornet; resembles a snake
      SessionsUnited States composer who promoted 20th century music (1896-1985)
      shakea note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it
      sharpenraise the pitch of (musical notes)
      ShawUnited States clarinetist and leader of a swing band (1910-2004)
      ShostakovichRussian composer best known for his fifteen symphonies (1906-1975)
      shufflethe act of mixing cards haphazardly
      shufflingthe act of mixing cards haphazardly
      SimonUnited States singer and songwriter (born in 1942)
      SinatraUnited States singer and film actor (1915-1998)
      singera person who sings
      slur(music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato
      SmithUnited States blues singer (1894-1937)
      soloista musician who performs a solo
      sonataa musical composition of 3 or 4 movements of contrasting forms
      SondheimUnited States composer of musicals (born in 1930)
      songwritera composer of words or music for popular songs
      sopranothe pitch range of the highest female voice
      sopranoa female singer
      soundtracksound recording on a narrow strip of a motion picture film
      Starrrock star and drummer for the Beatles (born in 1940)
      stepa musical interval of two semitones
      SternUnited States concert violinist (born in Russia in 1920)
      StraussAustrian composer of waltzes (1804-1849)
      StreisandUnited States singer and actress (born in 1942)
      suitea musical composition of several movements only loosely connected
      Susannaan Apocryphal book consisting of text added to the Book of Daniel
      SutherlandAustralian operatic soprano (born in 1926)
      swella crescendo followed by a decrescendo
      swingplay with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm
      tabora small drum with one head of soft calfskin
      TaylorUnited States composer and music critic (1885-1966)
      tempo(music) the speed at which a composition is to be played
      tenorthe pitch range of the highest male voice
      thrusha woman who sings popular songs
      timerhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration
      tonguearticulate by tonguing, as when playing wind instruments
      transcriptionthe act of arranging and adapting a piece of music
      transitiona musical passage moving from one key to another
      transitiona passage that connects a topic to one that follows
      treblethe pitch range of the highest female voice
      trilla note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it
      triothree performers or singers who perform together
      trioa musical composition for three performers
      trollsing the parts of (a round) in succession
      trollsing loudly and without inhibition
      trumpetera musician who plays the trumpet or cornet
      tunersomeone who tunes pianos
      twangexaggerated nasality in speech (as in some regional dialects)
      tweedleentice through the use of music
      tweedleplay negligently on a musical instrument
      tweedlesing in modulation
      upbeatan unaccented beat (especially the last beat of a measure)
      uprighta piano with a vertical sounding board
      value(music) the relative duration of a musical note
      vampan improvised musical accompaniment
      VerdiItalian operatic composer (1813-1901)
      Victrolaa brand of gramophone
      videotapea video recording made on magnetic tape
      violinista musician who plays the violin
      virtuosoa musician who is a consummate master of technique and artistry
      VivaldiItalian baroque composer and violinist (1675-1741)
      vocalista person who sings
      vocalizingthe act of singing vocal music
      WallerUnited States jazz musician (1904-1943)
      WalterGerman conductor (1876-1962)
      WaltonEnglish composer (1902-1983)
      wanda rod used by a magician or water diviner
      wanda thin tapered rod used by a conductor to lead an orchestra or choir
      warblera singer; usually a singer who adds embellishments to the song
      WatersUnited States actress and singer (1896-1977)
      WeberGerman conductor and composer of romantic operas (1786-1826)
      WilliamsUnited States country singer and songwriter (1923-1953)
      WolfAustrian composer (1860-1903)
      WoodEnglish conductor (1869-1944)
      YoungUnited States jazz tenor saxophonist (1909-1959)
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