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Music Explorations Stage 2
Subject outline

Version 4.0 - For teaching in 2024.
Accredited in June 2017 for teaching at Stage 2 from 2019.

Stage 2 | Subject outline | Content | Creating music

Creating Music

Students think creatively and critically about the nature and scope of music, and apply this understanding to make informed and innovative choices in experimenting with music.

Students develop and extend their practical music‑making skills, and integrate and apply their musical understanding, skills, and techniques to manipulate musical elements and experiment with how music is made.

Students experiment with imaginative and individual musical creations, which may include complete or a series of partial performances, improvisations, compositions, and/or arrangements.

They develop and apply the characteristics of musical techniques, styles, and/or technologies, and draw inspiration from styles and/or techniques that others have used in creating or recreating music.

Students create and present music for a range of purposes and contexts, and may choose instruments and standard and/or graphic notation, and/or record music in digital audio format, as appropriate to the focus of their learning.

Students reflect on their learning, synthesise the findings from their explorations and experiments, and express their musical ideas.