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Ariana Grande




Justin Timberlake

Avril Lavigne

Bruno Mars

Carrie Underwood

Katy Perry


Kelly Clarkson


Lil Wayne


Lady Gaga


Taylor Swift


Jerry Garcia



What musical instrument was brought into mainstream music by Ravi Shankar?


What instrument is Chuck Mangione famous for playing?

Dark Side of the Moon

What album spent 812 weeks on the charts?

Berry Gordy

Who founded Motown?

Carol Channing

Carol Channing starred in what musical in 1964?


Musical Terms

Slow tempoAdagio

Lively and fast tempo Allegro

Slow paceLento

Moderate paceAndante

Fast pacePresto

Obligatory accompanimentObbligato

Highest female voiceSoprano

Lowest female voiceContralto

Male form of female contraltoAlto

Highest male voiceTenor

Middle-range male voiceBaritone

Lowest male voiceBasso profundo

Artificial form of singingFalsetto

Falsetto voice (higher than tenor)Countertenor

Solo in an operaAria

Work for a solo instrument with an orchestraConcerto

Light music played in the eveningSerenade

Combination of two or more notes Chord

Study or solo instrument pieceEtude

Songs for solo voice or pianoLieder

Night pieceNocturne

Piece written for the outdoorsPastoral

Sacred musical compositionOratorio

Main female singerPrima Donna

Music by a soloistRecit

Artists and Their Instruments

Ian AndersonFlute (jazz)

Louis ArmstrongTrumpet (jazz)

Jack BennyViolin

Dave BrubeckPiano

Karen CarpenterDrums

Pablo CasalsCello

Harry Connick, JrPiano

Chick CoreaPiano

Van CliburnPiano

Phil CollinsDrums

John Coltrain(Soprano) Saxophone

Miles DavisTrumpet

Jacqueline Du PreCello

Maynard FergusonTrumpet


Benny GoodmanClarinet

Lionel HamptonVibraphone

David Helfgott (from the movie Shine)Piano

Jimi Hendrix Fender Stratocaster guitar

Woody Herman Clarinet

Buddy Rich Drums

Vladimir Horowitz (won 20 Grammys)Piano

Harry JamesTrumpet

Thomas JeffersonViolin

Scott Joplin Piano

Kenny GSaxophone

Thelonius MonkPiano


Franz LisztPiano

Chuck MangioneFlugelhorn

Wynton MarsalisTrumpet


Ignace PaderewskiPiano

Niccolo PaganiniViolin

Itzhak PerlmanViolin

Buddy RichDrums

Andres SegoviaGuitar

Doc SeverinsenTrumpet

Ravi ShankarSitar

Steve MartinBanjo

Isaac SternViolin

Lawrence WelkAccordion

Yo Yo MaCello

Song and Artist

Banana Boat SongHarry Belafonte

In the MoodGlenn Miller

This Land is Your LandWoody Guthrie

Boogie Woogie Bugle BoyAndrews Sisters

Alice’s RestaurantArlo Guthrie

Johnny AngelShelly Fabares

Chances AreJohnny Mathis

Unchained Melody (original) Righteous Brothers

Tennessee WaltzPatti Page

When I Fall in Love Nat King Cole

Take the A TrainDuke Ellington

CrazyPatsy Cline

Okie From Muskogee Merle Haggard

Walking the Floor Over YouErnest Tubb

Sixteen TonsTennessee Ernie Ford

Big Bad JohnJimmy Dean

Earth AngelPenguins

Big Girls Don’t CryThe Four Seasons

Georgia on my Mind Ray Charles

Rock Around the ClockBill Haley and the Comets

Woolly BullySam the Sham and the Pharaohs

La Bamba (original)Richie Valens

La Bamba (remake)Los Lobos

SherryThe Four Seasons

Blue VelvetBobby Vinton

Sixteen CandlesThe Crests

It’s My Party Leslie Gore

I Ran (So Far Away)A Flock of Seagulls

This Guy is in Love With YouHerb Alpert

DowntownPetula Clark

To Sir, With LoveLulu

El PasoMarty Robbins

My GirlThe Temptations

Just My ImaginationThe Temptations

Light My Fire (original)Doors

Light My Fire (remake)Jose Feliciano

A Touch of GreyThe Grateful Dead

MacArthur Park Richard Harris

Peace TrainCat Stevens

In the Year 2525 Zager and Evans

ConvoyC. W. McCall

Stand By Your Man Tammy Wynette

When a Man Loves a WomanPercy Sledge

Only the Lonely Roy Orbison

Pretty Woman (original) Roy Orbison

Pretty Woman (remake) Van Halen

Paper Roses Marie Osmond

Wild Thing The Trogs

Don't Fear the ReaperBlue Oyster Cult

Theme for Shaft Isaac Hayes

MickeyTony Basil

Brown-Eyed GirlVan Morrison

(I Can't Get No) SatifactionThe Rolling Stones

Constant Cravingk.d. lang

Venus (original)Shocking Blue

Venus (remake) Bananarama

Don't Stop Believin'Journey

We're Nor Going to Take ItTwisted Sister

Bette Davis EyesKim Carnes

Rhythm is Gonna Get YouGloria Estefan

Vision of LoveMariah Carey

Achy Breaky Heart Billy Ray Cyrus

My MariaBrooks and Dunn

All I Want To DoSheryl Crow

West End GirlsPet Shop Boys

YMCAVillage People



American IdiotGreen Day

Abby RoadThe Beatles

Bat Out of HellMeatloaf

Blue HawaiiElvis Presley

Breakfast in AmericaSupertramp

Bridge Over Troubled WaterSimon and Garfunkel

Bridges to BabylonThe Rolling Stones

Born in the USABruce Springsteen

CalypsoHarry Belafonte

The Chronic AlbumDr. Dre

Dark Side of the MoonPink Floyd

Days of Future PassedMoody Blues

Fresh HorsesGarth Brooks

The Joshue TreeU2



Purple RainPrince and the Revolution

RumoursFleetwood Mac

Songs in the Key of LifeStevie Wonder

TapestryCarol King

ThrillerMichael Jackson

TommyThe Who

Toys in the AtticAerosmith

Viva La VitaCold Play

Voodoo LoungeThe Rolling Stones

The WallPink Floyd

Welcome to My NightmareAlice Cooper

Song Writers

StardustHoagy Carmichael

I Dream of JeannieStephen Foster

St. Louis BluesW. C. Handy

Night and DayCole Porter

UnforgettableNat King Cole

Moon RiverHenry Mancini

I’m Just Wild About HarryEubie Blake

Raindrops Keep Falling on My HeadBert Bacharach & Hal David

Theme From Star WarsJohn Williams

Theme From Pink PantherHenry Mancini

Lead Singers*

10,000 ManiacsNatalie Merchant

AerosmithSteve Tyler

The AnimalsEric Burton

Black SabbathOzzy Ozbourne

Black Eyes Peas (female)Fergie

Black Eyes Peas (male)

Blondie Debbie Harry

Big Brother and the Holding CompanyJanice Joplin

The Boomtown RatsBob Geldoff

CarsRic Ocasek

ColdplayChris Martin

The CommodoresLionel Richie

CreamEric Clapton

Dire StraitsMark Knoffler

The DoorsJim Morrison

EurythmicsAnnie Lennox

FacesRod Stewart

Foo FightersDavid Grohl

Hootie and the BlowfishDarius Rucker

Guns and RosesAxl Rose

Genesis original leadPeter Gabriel

Genesis lead after Peter GabrielPhil Collins

Go-Go'sBelinda Carlisle

Goo Goo DollsJohn Rzeznik

Grateful DeadJerry Garcia

Jethro Tull Ian Anderson

Jefferson Airplane/StarshipGrace Slick

JourneySteve Perry

Led ZepplinRobert Plant

Matchbox TwentyRob Thomas

Maroon 5Adam Lavine

Miami Sound Machine Gloria Estefan

No DoubtGwen Stefani

Nine Inch Nails Trent Reznor

Nirvana Kurt Cobain

QueenFreddie Mercury

The PoliceSting

Pearl JamEddie Vedder

The PretendersChrissie Hynde

REMMichael Stipe

Rolling StonesMick Jagger

RufusChaka Khan

RushGeddy Lee

Sex PistolsSid Vicious

Stray CatsBrian Setzer

Sugar CubesBjork

The Stone PoniesLinda Ronstadt

StyxDennis DeYoung

SupremesDiana Ross


WailersBob Marley

WingsPaul McCartney

YesJohn Anderson

* Other singers have led some of these bands, the one mentioned is the most established.

Other Facts

Current Billboard Hot 100Click Here

Album that was on the charts 812 weeksDark Side of the Moon (Pink Floyd)

Album that has sold 110 million copiesThriller (Michael Jackson)

Bob Dylan bootleg album, 1966Bob Dylan Live

Top selling single of all timeEnglish Rose by Elton John

Second top selling single of all timeWhite Christmas by Bing Crosby

Group with 20 #1 hitsThe Beatles

Single #1 on the charts the longest (16 weeks)

One Sweet Today by Maria Carey and Boyz II Men

Elvis Presley’s first #1 singleHeartbreak Hotel

Female with the most number one hitsMariah Carey (18)

Foreign songs to hit #1Volare, Sukiyaki, Dominique

The Three TenorsJosé Carreras, Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti

Rockers killed in 1959 plane crash (the day the music died)

Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, Richie Valens

A&M Records foundersHerb Alpert and Jerry Moss

Motown founderBerry Gordy

Jamaican Reggae singerBob Marley

Grateful Dead guitaristJerry Garcia

The fifth BeatleStu Sutcliff

Beatles original drummerPete Best

Beatles original nameJohnny and the Moondogs

The King of SwingBenny Goodman

The First Lady of SongElla Fitzgerald

Lady DayBillie Holiday

Empress of the BluesBessie Smith

Empress of SoulGladys Knight

BubblesBeverly Sills

The Father of Country MusicJimmie Rogers

The Father of BluegrassBill Monroe

The Silver FoxCharlie Rich

The Dust Bowl BalladeerWoody Guthrie

The Texas TroubadourErnest Tubb

The Man in BlackJohnny Cash

KillerJerry Lee Lewis

Coke Time CroonerEddie Fisher

Chairman of the BoardFrank Sinatra

The Velvet FogMel Torme

The Godfather of SoulJames Brown

First rap group on American BandstandRun DMC

First white performer on Soul TrainElton John

Icelandic pop groupBjork

Swedish pop groupAbba

Seattle grung rock bandNirvana

Anne and Nancy Wilson groupHeart

Triangular Russian instrumentBalalaika

Licorice stickClarinet

Side-blown fluteFife

Helicon instrumentTuba

Bells instrumentGlockenspiel

“Sweet Potato”Ocarina

Hexagonal accordion-like instrument Concertina

African Xylophone Marimba

Bellows instrumentBag Pipes

“Bull Fiddle”Double Bass

Dried gourd instrumentMaracas

Plucked keyboard instrumentHarpsichord

Number of keys on a piano88

B.B. King’s guitarLucille

“New Trend” musicBossa Nova

Sailors’ work songChanty

Swiss jazz festival cityMontreux

California jazz festival cityMonterey

Berkshire Music Festival cityTanglewood, MA

Rhode Island jazz festival cityNewport

Richard Wagner Music Festival city Bayreuth, Germany

Musicals by:

Irving BerlinAnnie Get Your Gun

Leonard Bernstein West Side Story

On the Town

Bob Fosse Cabaret

Gilbert and Sullivan Yeoman of the Guard


The Mikado

George and Ira GershwinPorgy and Bess

Marvin HamlischA Chorus Line

Jerome Kern Showboat

Rogers and HammersteinCarousel


The King and I

The Sound of Music

South Pacific

Victor HerbertBabes in Toyland

Jerry HermanMame

Hello Dolly

La Cage aux Folles

Jonathan LarsonRent

Lerner and LoeweBrigadoon

Paint Your Wagon

My Fair Lady



Frank LoesserGuys and Dolls

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Cole PorterAnything Goes

Kiss Me Kate

Stephen Sondheim A Little Night Music

Meredith WillsonThe Music Man

Andrew Lloyd WebberCats

Sunset Boulevard


Jesus Christ Superstar

Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat

Starlight Express

The Phantom of the Opera

Other Facts about Musicals:

Musical based on La BohemeRent

Musical based on PygmalionMy Fair Lady

Musical based on I Am a CameraCabaret

Musical based on The Taming of the ShrewKiss Me Kate

Musical based on Romeo and JulietWest Side Story

Musical based on The Once and Future KingCamelot

Musical based on The MatchmakerHello Dolly!

Musical inspired by the draft of Elvis PresleyBye Bye Birdie

Musical based on Faust legend, set in Washington,DCDamn Yankees

Broadway’s longest-running musicalThe Phantom of the Opera

Broadway's second longest-running musicalCats

Broadway’s third longest-running musicalLes Misérables

Roller skating musicalStarlight Express

Blanche Dubois is a character in this playlA Streetcar Named Desire

Norma Desmond is a character in this musicallSunset Boulevard

1953 musical set in Baghdadl Kismet

Early 1960's Carol Channing musicallHello, Dolly!

Medieval play of good and evillMorality play

Opera textlLibretto

Unconventional theaterlTheater of the Absurd

London Theater built by Gilbert and SullivanlThe Savoy

London theater on Drury LanelRoyal Theater

Milan theaterlPiccolo Teatro

World’s largest indoor theaterlRadio City Music Hall

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