Music is the art of organising sounds and silence, expressing intellectual, emotional and spiritual aspects of human experience.

Music is an art form that can be combined with other forms, and is often enhanced by technology. It can communicate a broad range of historical, cultural and socioeconomic ideas and issues. Music has the power to unite groups and to mobilise community involvement for the improvement of quality of life, social healing, and affirmation of human dignity.

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Grade 10-12 Music learners will develop:

  • technical control over one or more music instrument(s) or the voice;
  • performance skills by way of performing a wide variety of musical works, in solo and group (ensemble) context, ranging from Western art music and jazz to indigenous African music (IAM);
  • ability to read music notation(s);
  • creativity through improvisation and working with own music ideas;
  • understanding of existing works of music with regard to compositional techniques used, application of musical elements in existing musical works and placing these in a specific historical and cultural context;
  • awareness of various musical traditions; and
  • appreciation for various styles of music.

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