Beat Boxing

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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.

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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

Get started

  • 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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