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Melodic Ostinato and Improvisation

The grade 3 & 4’s have been learning about ostinati (short repeated rhythmic or melodic pattern) as well as improvisation. Over the past couple of lessons the students have been learning a short melodic otinato on xylophones and metalophones that will accompany their improvisations. For last weeks ‘See, Think, Wonder’ musical analysis we looked at the fabulous Bobby McFerrin’s vocal improvisation