Lesson 4: The percussive river

Using the contrasting features of the different stages of a river for inspiration, children compose their own percussive ostinatos

Learning Objectives

  • Creating a simple ostinato

  • Playing my ostinato in time

Teacher Video: The percussive river

Note that this Teacher Video is the same as the Teacher Video in the next lesson


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