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Teresa Fraraccio

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Exploring the Power of Ostinato - Repetition in Music

If making music is like making a cake, then including some repeated rhythm or melody is an essential ingredient! Remember the repeated: taa taa taa taaa from Beethoven's "Symphony No 5"? Or Queen's : stomp stomp clap, stomp stomp clap in "We Will Rock You"? The human brain LOVES to hear something repeated! Our brains are wired that way. A repeated rhythm or melody in music is called an OSTINATO. 1. Watch the video attached. 2. Take some time to explore creating an ostinato of your own. It can be a rhythm pattern or short melody. 2. Tap add and go to the student activity page. 3. Tap pencil and write the rhythm of your ostinato using taa and ti-ti's and rests. 4 Tap mic and record yourself performing your ostinato -use your voice or an instrument (or found object like plastic bucket or box etc)

3rd Grade, 5th Grade, 4th Grade, Music
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Listen and learn- What is an ostinato? Why is it important?