Monday, July 27, 2015

How Many Miles to Babylon?


Tone Set: s mrd
Rhythm: ta; ta di; ta-a; ta dimi; ta-a di
Mode/Scale: tetratone
Melody: s-m-r-d
Phrase Form: question and answer

Other: Game
Practice: ta-a di
Source: 120 Singing Games

Two lines face each other.  One group sings the questions, the other the answers.  Both lines step forward and back while singing.  On “Here’s your beck, here’s your bow,” group 1 beckons and then group 2 forms arches with clasped hands and raised arms, and group 1 runs through the arches.

The two lines have now switched places.  The song is repeated, with each group taking the other’s role.