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Score Reading/

Ensemble Performance
Lesson Aim
- Learn the notes of the bass clef

- Learn the meaning of the term


‘Ostinato’
Ostinato??
An Ostinato is a repeating pattern of notes.

In Pop Music it is called a ‘riff’


e.g. Michael Jacksons ‘Billie Jean’

In very old classical music it is called a ‘Ground


Bass’ e.g. the bass line to Pachelbel’s Canon.
The Treble Clef

C
B
A
G
F
E
D
C
Example 1
High

Low
C
Example 2
High

Low
The Bass Clef

C
B
A
G
F
E
D
C
The Clefs Combined

C
B
A
G
F
E
D
C
B
A
G
F
E
D
C
Remember
 Ways to remember
 On the lines Green Buses Drive Fast Always
 Spaces between lines All Cows Eat Grass
Example 1

C
Example 2

B
Review
 Musictheory.net