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Italian from Latin obstinātus stubborn past participle of obstināre to persist obstinate
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Italian ostinato (“stubborn").
First she got us into the swing of things by asking us to play an ostinato (a repetitive piece of short music ).
Add a simple percussion accompaniment incorporating the playing of a pulse and either the rhythm or a rhythmic ostinato.
Ask them to repeat their tune several times (melodic ostinato ). Experiment with different combinations.
The children started by creating a weather ostinato using the Silver Synth.
Neptune is a slow, trance-inducing track which builds around a simple piano and bass ostinato in the style of nouveau rockers Tortoise.
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