|Gospel Traditions Make Joyful Noise!|
In traditional gospel, a lead singer lines out or sings the first line of the song and the group joins in to repeat that line, sometimes in unison but more commonly with voices on three to four parts. This style follows from a time when not every one could read words much less music and is known as "call and response" singing, a method also found in traditional slave and other work songs. TOP
Text by Riki Saltzman. Photos by Will Thomson, Riki Saltzman, and courtesy of the Matney Sisters and Psalms.