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How to Beat-box on the Flute

Genius Hour Project: How to Beat-box on the Flute

Hanna Jandrew

on 25 November 2013

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Transcript of How to Beat-box on the Flute

How to Beat-box on the Flute
The Three Basic Sounds of Beatboxing
What do I Need to Know?
When you learn how to 'Flutebox' it is best to start knowing how to play the flute fairly well. Being able listen well, dedicate time and give your best effort will all help learn faster. If you don't know to play the flute you can still learn the basic sounds of beatboxing, and how to apply it onto the flute. The most important thing to know is not to give up. Learning how to 'Flutebox' can be very challenging and overwhelming, but with effort and time it's possible. And once you get the hang of it you will be amazed at what you can do.
The first thing to learn is the three basic sounds of beatboxing.
1. The high-hat sound(pronounced ts)
2. The back-beat sound(pronounced k)
3.The base-drum kick sound(pronounced with a b or p)
Each has a different sound, all imitating a instrument. Each sound is created using different shapes and sounds from your mouth. You can practice them individually, or mix them up to create your own beat-box rhythm!
How to Make The High-hat Sound
Step 1. Sit up straight on the edge of a chair or flat surface.
Step 2. Take a big breath and make a long continuous TS sound.
Step 3. Make that same sound but shorten it to about 1 second.
Step 4. Repeat step 3 over and over separating the sound after each time you make.
Step 5. Try making a light and crisp sound by taking a breath after each TS sound.
How to Make the Base Drum Kick Sound
Step 1. Sit up straight on the edge of a chair or flat surface.
Step 2. Back your tounge down, open your jaw, close your lips, and take in a big breath.
Step 3. Turn that breath into pressurized air against your lips while saying B or P without using your voice box.
Step 4. Repeat this sound over and over until you are confident.

Tip: To get a lower sound relax your lips, or to get a higher sound tighten your lips.
How to Make the Back-beat Sound
Step 1. Sit up straight on the edge of a chair or flat surface.
Step 2. Take a very big breath(don't exhale).
Step 3. As you exhale say K like, curry.
Step 4. Practice this sound with a mix of other sounds.

Tip: When making this sound try not to make it to forceful.
How to Apply Each Sound to the Flute
High-hat Sound
Back-beat Sound
Base Drum Kick Sound
Demonstration of Fluteboxing
The Pros
-Play a note and right after make the high-hat
-Make a quick change
-Use lot's of air to blow the note and make the sound
-Play on a upbeat
-Blow more air as you make the sound to get the flute sound as well
-Use as a base sound in a song
-Played Sepraetly
-Play when the song has a back beat
-More of an extra sound
There's not right or wrong way to apply them to the flute. You add them to a song when the song has an upbeat/back-beat. As you learn more beat-boxing sounds you can apply them in many other ways.
Flute-boxing in Conclusion
Learning how to do this, or almost anything else takes time, practice, and dedication. All you need is to practice about 10+ minutes a day and you will notice an improvement guaranteed. You can't give up, even when you feel like your not getting any where. Over some time you may be able to make new beat-boxing sounds or even be able to play a new song. Your dedication and time will finally have payed off and you will be able to show off what you can do. All anyone can say is don't give up!
Flight of the Bumblebee
Three Beats for Beat-box Flute Movement
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