Play the ‘copy game’ with me on instruments and other soundmakers

Little Soundabout: Level 3 | Card: 26 | Category: Interactive

Start by copying me and then see if I will copy you; it may take a while for me to get the hang of it!

  • Once I can make sounds on instruments like the drum, tambourine or shaker, wait until I pause and then copy what I’ve just done
  • It may be a single tap or a bang or a shake, or it may be a series of them in a more or less regular beat
  • It may take a lot of repetition for me to get the connection – to realise that I can influence what you do
  • At first, it will be easier for me to understand what is happening if we share an instrument, so we are physically in contact with the same thing
  • Next, play the copy game using two different instruments that are identical – stay close to me so that I can see and feel what is going on
  • Once I’m able to copy a short pattern (’1, 2, 3’ tap son the drum, for example), then you could try copying what I do on a different instrument