Electronic Call and Response

Electronic Call and Response

Lesson Plan

Electronic Call & Response
Devon Lippmann
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Norwin School District

TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:

Electronic Musical Instruments


Elementary / 4th Grade / General Music


Keyboard Lab


Minutes 15

Prior Knowledge and Skills:

Basic knowledge of the keyboard

MENC Standards Addressed:

MENC 2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
MENC 4: Composing and Arranging Music within specified guidelines.
MENC 9: Understanding Music in Relation to History and Culture


Sequence or Recorded 12 Bar Blues Key of D


Students will be able to successfully play back 90% of the melodic statements played. Strengthening their ear-to-hand skills


1. Instructor will introduce the concept of Call & Response and explain its cultural background in regards to Jazz

2. Using only D have the students play back what you play. Play about 5 phrases.

3. Using D and C have the students play back what they hear you play. Play about 5 phrases

4. Allow individual students to do the initial call only using the notes D and / or C while the rest of the class plays the statement back.


Students will be able to successfully play back 90% of the statements performed

Follow Up:

Maintaining the above procedure, continue to increase the number of pitches used.

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