Go 'Round the Mountain (February 2022)
Using our solfege syllables and hand signs for do, re, and mi, we echo-sang patterns that were able to be refined to the melody of this traditional Play Party song from Illinois. After adding the nonsense syllables, we prepared a bass line by patting our legs and counting to three. Once the song with the bass line was established, we added body percussion to certain words in the song, which then transferred to other instruments of class choice.
"Go" = snap = alto and soprano metallophones
"Mountain" = clap = guiros