Sing simple ‘call and response’ songs with me, leading in turn

Soundabout Life: Level 4 | Card: 41 | Category: Interactive

Use a range of different ‘call and response’ songs from different cultures

  • Try using songs from Soundabout Music Tracks: Motifs resource
  • Try spirituals, which often use a call and response format: for example, ‘Train’s-a-coming’ and ‘Standing in the need of prayer’
  • Try sea shanties like ‘Haul away Joe’ and ‘Boney was a warrior’
  • Try pop songs such as ‘My Sweet Lord’
  • At first, you could try modelling the imitation between family and friend, with one, perhaps, taking the lead and two or three others responding
  • In time, I may be able to take the lead myself, which I may find very motivating
  • Encourage me to sustain our interactions for longer, and start to give them an overall shape
  • Make recordings of our call and response sessions