Tip #36 – Two Different Kinds of Grounds

In music, a ground is a recurring motif found in the lowest voice possible. Here are two variations of grounds that you can use:

1- Ground motif, where the bass motif is repeated and varied with each reiteration to fit a harmonic or melodic structure.

2- Basso Ostinato, where the bass motif is repeated, but the voices above feature variation with each repeat.

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