Model Music Curriculum
Listening for Key Stage 1 to 3

Listening to music is fundamental to musical uynderstanding. By learning to listen critically, pupils will not only expand their musical horizons but can also gain a deeper understanding of how music is constructed and the impact it can have on the listener.

As you scroll down this page, you will find links to pieces of music that demonstrate a broad range of sounds, styles and genres.

Listening to a broad range of music also helps develop other areas of musical activity, including composing and performing.

Click on the title of each song to listen

The Western Classical Tradition up to the 1940s

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The Western Classical Tradition & Film Beyond the 1940s

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Popular Music

Runaway Blues

Take the 'A' Train

Hound Dog

With a Little Help from My Friends

I Got You (I Feel Good)

Le Freak

Smalltown Boy

Play Dead

Say My Name

Wild Man

Wonderwall

Ma Rainey

Duke Ellington

Elvis Presley

The Beatles

James Brown

Chic

Bronski Beat

Bjork

Destiny's Child

Kate Bush

Oasis

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