Met with Phil Tudor last night to discuss how my composition lessons might pan out. We've come up with a possible framework and a medium term goal, then I got my first bit of homework - create something using the whole tone scale with some sort of a motif.
Fine! I taught whole tone composition to year 9s. Piece of cake...
Until the blank sheet and blank brain comes, that is. Such a good / hard / frustrating / the whole point of this exercise, exercise!
I've bashed out 3 ideas today - all of which currently sound incredibly trite and not unlike a ropey GCSE composition, but am pleased, no, over the moon! to have put pencil to paper finally.