E. Keyboard Instruments
F. Other Instruments
Music Pictures for Classroom and Therapy Use
Banjo, Boombox, Bugle, Castanets, Circle Time, Clarinet, Compact Disc, Cymbals, Dance, Disco Ball, Drum , Drummer
Drummers , Flute, Flutist , Golden Harp, Guitar, Harmonica, Harp, Headphones, Jig, Ladies Dancing, Maracas, MP3 Player
Music, Music Note, Music Time, Note, Parade, Pat
Piano, Pipers Piping , Radio, Record, Sax, Sharp, Singing, Staff, Sticks, Sway, Tambourine, Theater, Trombone, Trumpet
Trumpet , Tuba, Ukelele, Violin, Wiggle, Xylophone
The words for musicians who play individual instruments:
More words for people involved in music:
alto a female singer with a low voice
bass a male singer with a low voice
choir or chorus director someone who directs a group of singers
conductor someone who directs a band or an orchestra
singer a person who makes music with his or her voice
soprano a female singer with a high voice
tenor a male singer with a high voice
blues: a style of slow jazz evolved from African-American songs
- I love to listen to the blues when I’m lonely.
classical: European musk of the latter half of the eighteenth century; music of acknowledged excellence and serious style
- Classical music is often performed by the city’s symphony orchestra.
country: a style of popular music from the rural American south and southwest
- A lot of country musicians live and work in Nashville, Tennessee.
folk/ ethnic: music that originates among the common people of a region
- Folk music was very popular in the United States in the 1960s.
jazz: a kind of music that originated with African-American bands in the southern United States, characterized by improvisation and strong, flexible rhythm
- Jazz is popular in many parts of the world.
oldies: popular music from an earlier decade
- Her favorite oldies are from the 1950s and 1960s.
popular: music that is appreciated by a large number of people during the current period of time
- That radio station plays only popular music.
rap: a currently popular style of music that originated among African-American performers, characterized by talking, rather than singing, in rhyme and rhythm
- Rap is for listening, not dancing.
rhythm and blues: a style of music with strong, simple rhythm and lyrics that originated in the late 1940s and early 1950s among African-American groups
- Rhythm and blues is great for swing dancing.
rock: a popular style of music played by bands with electric guitars, keyboards, and drums, often with emotional singing by a group or one singer
- Rock concerts are very popular among young people.
rock and roll: a style of music that began in the 1950s and combined elements of rhythm and blues and country
- There were a lot of TV shows with rock-and-roll dancers.
a formal, artistic dance with graceful movements and elaborate technique
- She has been dancing ballet since she was a child.
a ballet show
- We went to the ballet last night.
ballroom: a formal version of popular dance, where style and technique are important, including the foxtrot, waltz, swing, and Latin, among others
- I’m learning the waltz from my neighbor who teaches ballroom dancing.
movement in time with music
- Dance is a good way to exercise and relax at the same time.
an event where people go to dance
- Are you going to the dance on Saturday night?
jazz: a type of ballet performed to jazz music
- She is a top ballet performer and is also accomplished in jazz.
Latin: any of the dances performed to popular music from Latin America, including merengue, salsa, cumbia, bachata, mambo, samba, cha-cha, and tango, among others
- He is a good swing dancer, but what he really likes is Latin dancing.
line: a dance performed to country music, where dancers dance individually but all follow the same steps
- One good thing about line dancing is that you don’t need a partner.
tap: a dance performed with a metal plate attached to the toe or heel of the shoe
- She is good at both ballet and tap.