Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

Music

Expression through music

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Music

Folk Traditions of Ireland and Scotland

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Music

DJ Performance

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Music

Composition and Performance

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Music

Evolution of Jazz

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Music

Music is a combination of sounds, silence, rhythm, pitch, tone, melody and harmony that communicate emotions and ideas. It has great power to excite and to relax us, to bring back memories and to make us feel nostalgic.

Research shows that studying music can help students develop critical thinking, spatial reasoning and cognitive skills. It also helps develop communication skills and encourages creativity and expressiveness. Students who play music as part of a group develop team-working skills, self-discipline, self-esteem and the ability to listen to others.