Y4 Writing and Performing Music – Ostinato

In some of our recent lessons, Y4 have been getting to grips with writing and performing music in an Ostinato style. Not sure what an Ostinato is?…watch the video below and the children will explain…

 

So…an Ostinato is a pattern that is played that always stays the same (ie: repeats), which is played to accompany songs and was given its name by the Italians. Once we had learned the Theory of the Ostinato, we then joined some of the words we created in previous lesson from the notes A – G and practiced creating our own Ostinato pattern.

Here are a few of our compositions…

 

 

 

As you can hear, we utilised our prior learning of Pitch and demonstrated this whilst playing on the glockenspiels with confidence!