Minimalist Composition Template
Suitable for students who have just been introduced to traditional Western notation.
Objective: Compose an 8 bar minimaist piece for four untuned percussion instruments.
Decide on a time signature.
Select four untuned percussion instruments.
Compose four separate one bar rhythm patterns and write them in the “Ostinati” section.
Allocate each ostinato rhythm pattern to a bar in the corresponding score line.
Vary the texture by adding rests to whole bars where required.
Differention Opportunities: Include dynamics and a tempo marking.
A 5 unit course based around the popular online Flat.io composition application.
This is suitable for students of all ages with a very basic understanding of music theory. It is also a great way to introduce Flat.io
Students starting their GCSE Music Composition would also benefit as it is a great introductory course to music software, music notation and arranging.