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Red Hot Song Library - Ostinato Songs

Product Code: 1450428

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Quick Overview

Ostinato contains songs with additional rhythmic and melodic patterns which can be added in any order you like to produce a unique performance every time. Play through the book or listen to the CD and you’ll hear just why so many educational professionals embrace Sarah Watts’ music with such enthusiasm.
Welcome to the wonderful world of the Red Hot Song Library, by the wonderful Sarah Watts, an amazing resource to help teachers introduce singing that is fun, relaxed and successful.


Sarah has a passion for encouraging people to enjoy music. As Artistic Director of the National Youth Music Camps she plays a large part in promoting the Dankworth 'all music' philosophy that influenced her early years.

Find out more about Sarah Watts  Click here   

Made up of Red Hot Recorder Duets, Red Hot Flute Duets, Red Hot Recorder Songs and Red Hot Dots, the Red Hot Series has something for everyone!

Red Hot Recorder Duets and Red Hot Flute Duets are an excellent introduction to ensemble playing. The jazzy piano accompaniments give a fun, popular feel, and a free CD is included to help learn the pieces and to play along with.

Red Hot Recorder Songs works in step with Red Hot Recorder Tutor to present imaginative and alternative ways to teach the recorder. The book contains new songs written especially to reinforce note learning, all with a popular style and 'feel good' accompaniment. Also included are rhythm exercises to strengthen rhythmic literacy, articulation, listening skills and intonation. There are also suggestions for extension activities.

Music notes are sometimes called dots for fun, and fun is exactly what Red Hot Dots is all about. It's a treasure chest of activities to encourage good music technique, offer fun musical experiences and expand musical horizons. There's a free CD and Red Hot Dots covers many aspects of the National Curriculum music syllabus for Key Stages 1 and 2. There's an opportunity to develop:

  • - performing skills, including singing in unison and in rounds, and playing percussion.
  • - composing skills - making up rhythms and improvisation.
  • - appraising skills - a chance to talk about musical styles and how music makes you feel.
  • - listening skills, like learning and remembering melody and words; use of tempo, dynamics and duration.
A round of drinks
A scary fairground ride
After a storm
Are we there yet?
Buckingham fair
Christmas cacophony
If I were not upon the stage
La la lament!
Ladybird, ladybird
Mrs White had a fright
Ostinato olympics!
Ostinato orchestra
Sails on the hillside
Sneaky Sid
The chicken dance
There’s a gnome called Fred
Up sprang the spring!
Well, fancy that!