Sing me the first few notes of songs that have catchy tunes

Little Soundabout: Level 4 | Card: 34 | Category: Reactive

The first few notes of a catchy tune are therst thing I’m likely to recognise in songs; use Soundabout Music Tracks: Motifs

  • Think of the beginning of a song and sing it tome, wait, and then sing it again
  • Keep doing this and see how I respond … do I indicate that I would like you to continue?
  • The songs could be nursery rhymes or children’s songs, old and new
  • From the English tradition, you could try ‘Hickory, dickory, dock’, for example, or ‘London’s burning’ or ‘Polly put the kettle on’
  • If you have a different cultural heritage, try using songs that you learnt as a child
  • You could try using pop songs, too, as they often have a ‘hook’ that sticks in the mind: ‘Isn’t she lovely’, by Stevie Wonder, for example
  • Try folk songs, which often have distinctive tunes and are designed to be easy to remember
  • Use the Soundabout Music Tracks: Motifs resource