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Old 04-25-2010, 01:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey whats the difference between an ostinato and a motif?
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Old 04-25-2010, 01:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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hey whats the difference between an ostinato and a motif?
Ostinato is a line of music that is repeated over and over again during the piece - usually it is a bassline, similar to basso continuo but not as complex. A motif is a musical idea that recurs throughout the piece, like a riff.
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