Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!
1. A person who plays music professionally is called a ; a person who writes music is called a , if he writes pop songs, a .
Other people involved in music include (the people who conduct orchestras), and (a group of people who sing together, perhaps in a church).

2. The people who watch a performance are called the and they if they have enjoyed the music.

3. Among some of the accessories used to play instruments are (to sound the drums), to sound the strings of a guitar, for instance), and (to sound the strings of a violin or cello).

4. Bands record their music in a .

5. The words of a song are called the which generally divide into three or four , a and a .

6. Band members usually come together a few times before a performance to the songs they intend to play.

7. A school where people go to study music is called a .

8. Many bands employ an , who is responsible for their promotional and administrative work, and , who are responsible for transporting and setting up their equipment when they are on tour.
9. Instruments are generally divided into three main categories: the (e.g. the saxophone), the (e.g. the guitar) and the (e.g. the drums).

10. When a group of jazz musicians sit together and improvise on a musical theme, we call this meeting a .

11. A person who introduces and plays records or tapes on the radio or in a disco is called a .

12. You usually listen to a Walkman through .

13. When talking about the movement of a song, we normally use the words , , and ; when talking about the musical theme of a song, we use the terms and .

14. A collection of songs recorded by a musician or band is called an .

15. The suffixes i.e. word endings used most commonly to describe various types of musicians are -er and -ist. Examples of such words would be and .

16. Indoor concerts are usually given in a .

17. The word used to mean, 'to adjust an instrument to a particular pitch' is .

18. The electrical installation on which you play your tapes and CDs is called a - .

19. The are the individual sounds we use to make music e.g. C, D, G: a combination of these sounds played together form a .

20. Guitars are often used to someone who is singing.

21. Some people learn to play a guitar (from hearing); others learn to read .

22. Another word for ‘singer’ is .

23. An guitar is one which can be played without the aid of electricity.

24. Guitarists can their instrument (play the notes together) or (play individual notes with their fingers.

25. To sing the same note at a higher or lower pitch than another singer is to with this person.

26. When bands travel from one town to another to give concerts, we say they .

27. When people drive past you in their car with their mouths wide open and their eyebrows knitted, they are probably with a song they know on the radio.