Phrases and Vocabulary About Music and Arts
Phrases and Vocabulary About Music and Arts

You can use these words and phrases to talk about music and arts. Talk about your favorite music and famous music in your country. Moreover, ask your friends about their favorite music. The following phrases and vocabulary about music and arts could be used beside your own words.

Phrases and Vocabulary About Music and Arts

Word/phrase Function Meaning
Wind instrumentsNounMusical instruments (such as a flute, horn, or organ) that is played by blowing air through it.
Brass instrumentsNounMusical instruments (such as trumpets, trombones, and tubas) that are made of brass.
Stringed instrumentsNounMusical instruments (such as a guitar, violin, or piano) that has strings and that produces sound when the strings are touched or struck
Percussion
instruments
NounMusical instruments (such as drums, cymbals, or xylophones) that you play by hitting or shaking

Jazz

NounA type of American music with lively rhythms and melodies that are often made up by musicians as they play
OrchestraNounA group of musicians who play usually classical music together and who are led by a conductor.
TempoNounThe speed at which a musical piece is played or sung
Face the musicIdiomTo accept and deal with the unpleasant result of something you have said or done (He knows that he’ll be criticized for making a bad decision, and he’s ready to face the music.)
It‘s like music to my
ears
Expressional
phrase
A pleasant sound or words/referring to something that you are happy to hear. (Her words were music to my ears. [=I was very happy to hear what she said)
PaintingVerb/NounThe art or act of making pictures using paint
PoetryNounThe writings of a poet: poems. Poem: a piece of writing that usually has figurative language and that is written in separate lines that often have a repeated rhythm and
sometimes rhyme
ActingVerb/ NounThe art or profession of performing the role of a character in a play, movie, etc.: the art or profession of an actor
SingingVerb/ NounTo use your voice to make musical sounds in the form of a song or tune

1.Sculpture/2.Pottery

Nouns1.The process or art of carving or molding clay, stone, metal, etc., into a sculpture/A sculpture is a piece of art that is made by carving or molding clay, stone, metal, etc.
2. the art or activity of making objects out of clay (such as
bowls, plates, etc.)
Play an instrumentPhraseTo make music with a musical instrument (such as a guitar, violin, flute, etc.)
Write musicPhraseTo write musical notes and compose a song.
SketchVerb/ NounTo make a quick, rough drawing of something (He likes to sit outside and sketch.)
GenreNounA particular type or category of literature or art (This book is a classic of the mystery genre.)