Jimmy Cliff Class


What does this image make you think of? Repeating patterns!

In music, repeating patterns are known as ostinatos. You can have a melodic ostinato or a rhythmic ostinato.

This week, we learnt about rhythmic ostinatos and had a go at learning how to layer them to see the effect.

We noticed how important beat and tempo were to keep the ostinato in time! These were the patterns we followed, can you have a go at home with your family?


We had such an exciting start to the term, familiarising ourselves with beat, rhythm and tempo via the work of Queen’s major hit, We Will Rock You.

We experimented with various percussive instruments to see which complimented the beat best.

Below is a link to the lyrics and song to practice at home!