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What is Music?

Music is the oldest of the sophisticated arts of human communication. Understanding music involves being able to use it, as makers, as listeners, workers, dancers and worshippers, both in ordinary, momentary ways and in more formed and formal ways both alone and w

The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:

 perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians

 learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence

 understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.

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Djembe drumming with our Sefton music tutor, James.