Chapter 6: More Song-Teaching Strategies

Chapter 6: More Song-Teaching Strategies
Chapter 6: More Song-Teaching Strategies

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  • The call-and-response song is one in which the leader sings a phrase and the group sings a different phrase in response. You can sing "This...
  • Adding body movements and hand signs to songs is an amazingly effective way to teach songs to both children and adults. It is especially...
  • In a zipper song, most of the verse remains the same each time you sing it, but you substitute one or more words each time. "This Old Man"...
  • Rounds and canons are a joy to sing. Participants are required to listen very carefully while singing, and anything that makes us listen is...
  • A partner song is made up of two songs that are sung at the same time. Dr. Ysaye Barnwell uses "Wade in the Water" and three other...
  • I have discussed many strategies for teaching songs, and so far I have left out one of the most common strategies: the one I call "the non-...
  • Storytellers have been combining songs and stories for millions of years, and to this day many cultures tell stories in song. Homer sang...
  • First, a review list of the song-teaching strategies you can try: The echo song The rote method Call-and-response Hand signs/movement/dance...

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