Lesson 3: The repeating river

Learning about what an ostinato is and how to recognise them in different types of music, children perform vocal ostinatos to represent the stages of a river

Learning Objectives

  • Knowing what an ostinato is and when it might be used

  • Listening for my cue so I know when to start

  • Singing my vocal ostinato in time

  • Offering suggestions to improve my work

Teacher Video: The repeating river


Ostinato Support PowerPoint
Vocal warmups
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Laura Barr,  
Music specialist
In her 14 year teaching career, Laura assumed the roleA particular job you do as part of a larger task. of Music Lead, and was Head of Music in a large secondary school. Laura has a passion for working with…
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