A Pathway to a Piece

A Pathway to a Piece is an eight lesson project for year 10 and year 11 composing students.  Inspired by JS Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, the project explores how a composer takes a theme or a chord sequence and develops ideas into a full blown piece.  Over 8 lessons, students will compose a two minute piece for two melody instruments and a bass instrument through performing, improvising, planning, refining and notation.  This scheme can be adapted to produce a GCSE composition for the major exam boards.

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