Call and response (music)

Succession of two distinct phrases usually played by different musicians (in music) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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In music, call and response is a succession of two distinct phrases usually written in different parts of the music, where the second phrase is heard as a direct commentary on or in response to the first. This can take form as commentary to a statement, an answer to a question or repetition of a phrase following or slightly overlapping the initial speaker(s).[1] It corresponds to the call and response pattern in human communication and is found as a basic element of musical form, such as verse-chorus form, in many traditions.

Call: "Shave and a Haircut", Response: "Two bits". Play.