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Interactive beatbox - vocal sounds and patterns

Duration: 06:43

A practical demonstration of how to create vocal sounds and patterns. Performing in a rap style with a constant underlying beat, the presenters provide a clear demonstration of beatbox. Using a 'copy cat' strategy pupils are invited to join in and make immediate responses imitating a bass drum, a hi hat, a snare drum and then a hum. The production of each sound is broken down into stages so pupils can hear and see how to produce these as accurately as possible. The three compositions, in a 4 time metre and graded in difficulty, are represented in graphic notation with symbols as they move across the screen. These progress from using steady beats to more complex syncopated rhythms.

Available since: Mon 22 Oct 2012

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Creative Arts

Five short clips to inspire creativity including beatbox and photography.

First broadcast: 02 Feb 2010

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