Play ‘call and response’ songs with me on instruments

Soundabout Life: Level 4 | Card: 42 | Category: Interactive

Start by using the ‘call and response’ songs that we have already done vocally

  • Try using songs from Soundabout Music Tracks: Motifs to get things going
  • You could start by clapping short rhythms
  • Then transfer these short rhythms on to percussion instruments
  • Now try doing the same activity with melody instruments or on tablets …
  • … just two or three notes at first, singing along, from songs that I already know
  • Make up phrases up for me to copy
  • Next, use instruments on their own
  • Gradually make the phrases longer
  • You take the lead at first, then see if you can coax me into doing the same
  • Start one-to-one, and then increase to groups of three or four family members or friends
  • Record what happens so that I can listen later