Breaking The Fourth Wall

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krazykate
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Breaking The Fourth Wall

Postby krazykate » Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:27 pm UTC

When I worked at a summer camp we played "the wiggalow". It seems pretty specific to my camp because I can't find it anywhere on the internet. Maybe it goes by a different name at other camps or something. whatever. Everyone would keep time with a simple stomp-clap-stomp-clap, and someone would start us off:

Alice: Hey Bob!
Bob: Hey what?
Alice: Are you ready?
Bob: For what?
Alice: The wig!
Bob: wig what?
Alice: the wiggalow!
Bob: My hands are high, my feet are low, and this is how I wiggalow! [bob does a little dance]
everyone: his hands are high, his feet are low, and this is how he wiggalows! [everyone does bob's dance]
Bob: hey Charlie...

That looks weird typed out, but it's really easy to play because of how simple the words are and how simple the stomp/clap rhythm is.

Recently I came across Bobby McFerrin, who improvises music with the help of the audience.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne6tB2KiZuk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VfyMPHzYdQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HR_BaX1C3mU

So cool! So what I'm wondering is, what other audience-participation songs are there out there? Did you play any games like the wiggalow when you were a kid? Is there a name for this genre? acapella just doesn't do it justice.

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Re: Breaking The Fourth Wall

Postby Midnight » Sun Oct 11, 2009 1:32 am UTC

We called it "gigalo" not "wigalo"
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Re: Breaking The Fourth Wall

Postby H2SO4 » Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:44 am UTC

I think they changed it to "Wigalow" to not get confused with male prostitutes.
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Re: Breaking The Fourth Wall

Postby zug » Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:50 am UTC

In girl scouts we did stuff like this all the time. There was Father Abraham with many sons, Herbert the worm, Mr. Toad. I just call them camp songs.
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