Musical term for a repeating pattern or riff.
That song is pretty shit, its just two chords with an ostinato bass part.. DOESN'T ANYONE UNDERSTAND HARMONY OR EVEN THE BASICS OF VARIATION ANYMORE!?!
by Maestro March 23, 2004
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A suspenseful and ominous song that every sailor knows means death and impending doom. Usually heard out at sea, avoiding this song should be your number 1 concern when sailing.
“Oh no, Spongebob, quick, Reel it in! Can”t you hear the music?! That’s a 4/4 String Ostinato in D Minor! Every sailor knows that means death!” - Eugene H. Krabs
by BryanBKool November 21, 2020
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