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Song for Year 7 with ostinato

Discussion in 'Music' started by misscerdd, May 13, 2011.

  1. Hello.
    I am currently struggling to find a song that I could achievably complete in one lesson with a Year 7 class that has a strong ostinato (as this is the area that they are currently studying).
    I would be really grateful if anyone out there could suggest a song that would work please.
    Thanks :)
  2. Have you got access to Singing Matters or Developing Singing Matters as there are lots of songs in there that have ostinato parts? Wimmoweh (the lion sleeps tonight) is one my year 7s love and has ostinato parts.
  3. LennoxBerkeley

    LennoxBerkeley New commenter

    Hmmm. It's the old ostinato that narrows the field. Lennox.
  4. Depends on the kids and ability level but ..........
    Billy Joel's River of Dreams.
    Its got a big vocal range in the melody but the harmony is based on the rhythmic ostinato "In the middle of the , I go walking in the ".
    Theres a fair few songs in Junior Voiceworks.

  5. midnightoil

    midnightoil New commenter

  6. Thank you so much for the ideas!

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