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posted: 8/30/2004 at 11:31:55 AM ET
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what does ostinato mean?


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posted: 8/30/2004 at 1:06:23 PM ET
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An Italian word meaning 'persistent'. In music it means a continuous repeating of a tone theme normally in bass. This is called a bass ostinato. Many composition forms, including chaconne and passacaglia, are based on ostinato technique.

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