Musical Terms Explained

On this page you can find a glossary of musical terms, and a simple music theory guide, courtesy of our friends at Charanga based on the Model Music Curriculum.

Charanga supporting learning in the majority of Essex schools, so using the same terminology should help support your child using the same descriptions for each word.

Use the search feature in your PDF viewer to find the word you’re looking for more quickly.

Charanga – Musical Terms Glossary (MMC)

Charanga – Music Theory Guide (MMC)

If you’re a parent looking for ways to support your child, we have a support document especially for you:


A Parent’s Guide to Music Lessons