December 8th, 2004
Directions: This exercise is designed to give you practice
in using musical structure. The plan is that each team will pick
patterns out of a hat. Together, you will plan a composition that
uses all these patterns plus other patterns that you write yourself.
Here are the rules...
At the end of the period, each group will play its composition for the
class. Good luck!
You must use all the patterns I give you. In addition, you can make
up any number of patterns of your own.
You must choose a measure length for your composition.
The composition must be at least 64 measures long. In addition, its
length should be a multiple of the measure length. For example, if
I choose the measure to be 8 beats long, the composition must be at least
512 beats long.
Every instrument should have the same number of beats in its part.