Gap Fill - Music

This gap fill activity tests your knowledge of vocabulary related to making music. 

Fill in the blanks with a word from the exercise below, make sure to conjugate the verbs.

  1. Don't you think the Maestro ___________ the orchestra well?
  2. He beat the _________ like a madman!
  3. John Lennon _________ the lyrics to many of the Beatles's best songs.
  4. You can tell when Peter is in a good mood, she ________ one of her favorite tunes.
  1. The most famous opera __________ by Mascagni was "Cavelleria Rusticana".
  2. Jazz musicians almost always ___________ their solos.
  3. The ___________ always tune their instruments before they begin the concert.
  4. I can remember the time when President Clinton got up on MTV to _______ his horn - the saxophone.
  5. Would you please not tap your _______ in time to the music?
  6. Some of the best rock singers don't _________ their songs, they shout them!

Match the verb in the column on the left with the correct noun from the column on the right

Music Vocabulary

VERBNOUN
composetune
conductdrum
writehorn
playinstrument
blowpiece of music
taporchestra
improviselyrics
singsong
humsolo
beatfoot
Answers
  1. Don't you think the Maestro conducted the orchestra well?
  2. He beat the drums like a madman!
  3. John Lennon wrote the lyrics to many of the Beatles's best songs.
  4. You can tell when Peter is in a good mood, he hums one of her favorite tunes.
  5. The most famous opera composed by Mascagni was "Cavelleria Rusticana".
  6. Jazz musicians almost always improvise their solos.
  7. Most professional musicians play their instruments up to five hours a day!
  1. I can remember the time when President Clinton appeared on MTV to blow his horn - the saxophone.
  2. Would you please not tap your foot in time to the music?
  3. Some of the best rock singers don't sing their songs, they shout them!
  • compose - piece of music
  • conduct - orchestra
  • write - lyrics
  • play - instrument
  • blow - horn
  • tap - foot
  • improvise - solo
  • sing - song
  • hum - tune
  • beat - drum