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Ostinato

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.


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