Music Vocabulary Listening Exercise

Listen to the audio passage and answer the questions below. Tab between answers. The definitions of the words used in the audio are found at: Music Expressions and Vocabulary Other practice worksheets are found at the bottom of the page. To read the script for what you will hear click on Script

  1. Don't use capitalization (no caps [e.g. ABC]).
  2. Don't use punctuation (e.g. . , : ; ).
  3. Press "tab" between answers.

  1. What does David play? a) guitar, drums and piano b) guitar, piano and trumpet c) guitar,saxophone and piano d) he doesn't play anything
  2. What kinds of songs did David's band play? a) love songs b) originals c) grunge d) covers
  3. Of all the bands David played in, the one he enjoyed the most was when he was in _____________. a) high school b) college c) the 80's d) his house
  4. What two styles of music did this band enjoy playing? a) classical and acid rock b) country and classic rock c) classic rock and acid rock d) heavy metal and acid rock
  5. This band never got any big ____________. a) music deals b) gigs c) Cd's d) instruments
  6. David uses what slang word to describe the musical ability of his band? a) sucked b) stunk c) lame d) hurting
  7. What did David attempt to do his freshman year at college? a) sell his guitar b) start a band c) play country music d) join a heavy metal band
  8. When David was in college what type of music was popular? a) acid rock b) classic rock c) hair bands d) grunge
  • Script for Music Vocabulary Listening Activity
  • Music Vocabulary Listening Exercise
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