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Texture Unit Terms
All Textures -- Review




An Ostinato is a short, repeating pattern (melodic, harmonic, rhythmic, movement) which is intended to be performed together with a melody.

A Melodic Ostinato is a short, repeated melody pattern which is intended to be performed together with another melody to produce harmony.

A Harmonic Ostinato is a short, repeated chordal accompaniment pattern which is intended to be performed along with a melody.


Return to Lesson 3, Page 3, to review Melodic Ostinati.

Return to Lesson 4, Page 3, to review Harmonic Ostinati.



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