Book of Call and Response

Book of Call and Response

by John M. Feierabend, Tim Caton
     
 
Whether sung around a campfire, in the classroom, or on a family road trip, call and response songs, in which a leader sings a phrase and a group sings back a reply, are an engaging interactive experience for kids. Historically, the songs in this collection were sung by workers in the field or sailors on ships, helping to pass the time and keep the workers in sync

Overview

Whether sung around a campfire, in the classroom, or on a family road trip, call and response songs, in which a leader sings a phrase and a group sings back a reply, are an engaging interactive experience for kids. Historically, the songs in this collection were sung by workers in the field or sailors on ships, helping to pass the time and keep the workers in sync with one another. Kids today will love these classic folk songs because the easy call-and-response style takes no time to learn, letting everyone join in and enjoy these accessible and lively songs.


About the Author:
John M. Feierabend is the founder of the Center for Music and Movement in the Early Years and is chair of the music education department of the Hartt School of Music. He is the author of the books in the First Steps in Music series. He lives in West Hartford, Connecticut.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Danielle Williams
In an age of electronic babysitters, children rarely have an opportunity to be bored, but the author insists that this compilation of silly songs would be ideal for distracting children on long car rides. Feierabend has compiled a collection of songs designed to be sung by a leader followed by a group answering with a pre-learned response. Some of the songs are somewhat familiar, and most consist of a single verse but there are a few that offer additional verses and a few that offer dance movements to accompany the verses. The songs are divided into several different categories including songs about girls and boys, animals and travel. Treble clef music accompanies each song and sketches can be found on most pages. While the introduction encourages the compilation to be used by small groups the book can easily be adapted for use in a classroom setting with very young and grade school age children. Reviewer: Danielle Williams

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579992156
Publisher:
Gia Publications
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Series:
First Steps in Music series
Pages:
88
Sales rank:
1,203,345
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.28(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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