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    Hi all,
    I wandered if anyone has any advice on doing a percussion based piece (mostly un-pitched percussion) for one of my compositions at GCSE. I've asked my teachers but all they do is try and convince me to play the piano! I was thinking to do the minimalist style (I'm doing edexcel) and African drumming. Is it even possible to do an entire percussion piece and get decent marks?!?

    Any suggestions at all would be great, I'm completely lost!
    Thanks in advance

    If you made sure to use tuned percussion as well as untuned then I don't see why not. I'm doing aqa and we have to make sure we use modulations and vary our chord sequences so you'd need something melodic for that. I'd do a lot of research into it so you can write as idiomatically as possible (and if you need to write an appraisal you can reference if in there)
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