Make a whole range of sounds, from drum beats to bass and rhythm, using only your mouth as an instrument. It’s fun to do and really cool to watch.
- Inline skating
- Hula Hooping
- Body Popping
- Keepie – Uppie
- Cup Stacking
- Flying Discs
What’s in it for your child?
- Beat boxing is great for building improvisation and memorisation skills
- Performing in front of others can help kids gain confidence
- Spontaneous rhyming can help kids acquire literacy skills
- Start with the basic percussion sounds and repeat them on their own until you are happy you’re getting them right
- Add in another sound or create sequences step by step: it’s easy to get frustrated, but with this skill, practise is everything
A bit of history
Beat boxing is a form of vocal percussion. It can include singing and the vocal imitation of turntablism as well as the simulation of horns, strings and other instruments. Beat boxing is a form of storytelling that is connected to hip hop culture, but beat boxers can create all kinds of sounds, not just hip hop.
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