To explore ostinatos

In this lesson, we will perform a welcome song, 'Funga Alafia', followed by an exploration of ostinatos - repeated rhythms or patterns.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What do we change when playing the game 'Switch'?

1/5

Q2.Where is the song Funga Alafia orginally from?

2/5

Q3.What does Funga Alafia mean?

3/5

Q4.What does syncopation mean?

4/5

Q5.What type of notation were you using to compose your own rhythms in this lesson?

5/5

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What do we change when playing the game 'Switch'?

1/5

Q2.Where is the song Funga Alafia orginally from?

2/5

Q3.What does Funga Alafia mean?

3/5

Q4.What does syncopation mean?

4/5

Q5.What type of notation were you using to compose your own rhythms in this lesson?

5/5

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To explore ostinatos

Helping you to assess what you've learned in this lesson

Q1.What country is the song Funga Alafia from?

1/5

Q2.What does syncopation mean?

2/5

Q3.What is an ostinato?

3/5

Q4.What country is the Canoe Song from?

4/5

Q5.How many forbidden rhythms did we have in this game of 'Don't Clap This One Back'?

5/5

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

To explore ostinatos

Helping you to assess what you've learned in this lesson

Q1.What country is the song Funga Alafia from?

1/5

Q2.What does syncopation mean?

2/5

Q3.What is an ostinato?

3/5

Q4.What country is the Canoe Song from?

4/5

Q5.How many forbidden rhythms did we have in this game of 'Don't Clap This One Back'?

5/5

Lesson summary: To explore ostinatos

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