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Music at Coleridge

Coleridge Primary School Pillars of Progression

– Competence in controlling sounds(instrumental, vocal or with music technology)

– Use of a communication system, such as staff notation or guitar tab


– Knowledge of the musical elements/interrelated dimensions of music

– Knowledge of the comonents of compostion


– Muscial Quality

– Muscial Creativity

– Knowledge of muscial meaning across the world and time

Coleridge Concept Story

  • Pulse – the regular heartbeat of the music; its steady beat.
  • Rhythm – long and short sounds or patterns that happen over the pulse.
  • Pitch – high and low sounds.
  • Tempo – the speed of the music; fast or slow or in-between.
  • Melody – A melodic tune which is accompanied by another line of music.
  • Dynamics – how loud or quiet the music is.
  • Structure – every piece of music has a structure e.g. an introduction, verse and chorus ending.
  • Metre – The different groupings of beats, most commonly occurring in 2, 3 and 4 time.
  • Texture – layers of sound. Layers of sound working together make music very interesting to listen to.
  • Notation – the link between sound and symbol.
  • Timbre – all instruments, including voices, have a certain sound quality e.g. the trumpet has a very different sound quality to the violin.
  • Harmony – A musical effect created by combining two or more notes played or sung simultaneously

Pulse / Beat / Metre


Pitch (Melody)






Structure (Form)