The main purpose is to develop learners as creative, imaginative individuals who appreciate music and who have the basic knowledge and skills to participate in music related activities and to prepare them for possible further study beyond grade 9.
The aim is to develop the ability to perform a variety of vocal and instrumental music in group and solo contexts. In addition, learners are exposed to the written and aural language of music through reading and writing music. Furthermore, the subject aims to develop the ability to create new music through improvising and composing, using both conventional and non-conventional compositional techniques. The content also enables learners to become informed listeners of music by actively listening to a variety of music ranging from Western, indigenous and popular music.