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Os­ti­nato

Rhythm - - DRUM LESSONS -

An os­ti­nato is a re­peat­ing pat­tern, with the snare drum in Ravel’s ‘Bolero’ be­ing a clas­sic ex­am­ple. And many as­pects of drum­ming in­volve main­tain­ing an os­ti­nato with one or more limbs, from sim­ple eighth notes on the hi-hat to the samba foot pat­tern seen here.

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