Lessons

About Lessons

Lessons are a step-by-step introduction to learning sounds and how the sounds are made. Each lesson takes you through the sounds and components you need to learn to make a beat pattern. Each of the 12 lessons builds on the previous lesson, so you need to begin at Lesson 1.

How to Learn

Use the back and forward buttons at the bottom of each page (or your browser back and forward buttons) to navigate through the lessons.

Lesson 1

This lesson introduces you to three basic sounds (kick, hi-hat, and rimshot) and combines them into an 8-beat pattern. An 8-beat pattern is a beat pattern with 8 sounds in one bar or measure. You are introduced to:

Lesson 1

This lesson introduces you to three basic sounds (kick, hi-hat, and rimshot) and combines them into an 8-beat pattern. An 8-beat pattern is a beat pattern with 8 sounds in one bar or measure. The following video is a summary of everything you are going to learn.

1

The first sound you are going to learn to make is called a bilabial plosive. Bilabial means ‘two lips’ and it is a ‘b’ sound. Click on the bilabial plosive icon below to learn to make the sound, then come back to this page to carry on with the lesson.

2

Now you have learned what a bilabial plosive is you can now use it to make a kick drum sound. The icon below is the icon for a Kick Drum. Click on the kick drum icon to be taken to the first beatboxing sound you are going to learn, then afterwards, come back to this page to carry on with the lesson.

3

You might have noticed that the kick drum you made in Step 2 of this lesson was quiet and not very powerful. To make sounds more realistic and powerful beatboxers do something called ‘forcing’ sounds. The icon for a forced effector is shown below. Click on the forced effector icon to learn about the forced effector and see how it changes sounds, then come back to this page and carry on with the lesson.

4

You will now use the bilabial plosive you learned in Step 1 and the forced effector you learned in Step 3 to create a classic Kick Drum sound. Click on the Kick Drum icon below to learn this sound, then come back to this page to carry on with the lesson.

5

The next sound component you are going to learn is called a Dental Plosive. Dental means teeth and it s made with the tip of your tongue against your top front teeth. Click on the dental plosive icon below to learn about the dental plosive, then come back to this page to continue with the lesson.

6

You will now use the dental plosive to make a closed hi-hat cymbal drum sound. The closed hi-hat (closed hats) icon is shown below. Click on the closed hi-hat icon to learn how to make the sound, then, come back to this page to continue with the lesson.

7

The third and final sound you need to learn to make your first beat pattern uses a velar plosive. This is a sound made using your tongue and your soft palate – the soft part of the roof of your mouth. Click on the velar plosive icon below to learn how to make the velar plosive, then come back to this page to continue with the lesson.

8

The final sound is a Rimshot. Rimshots are sounds on real drum kits using a drum stick and the rim of a snare drum. They have a more wooden click of a sound than a traditional snare drum. Click on the Rimshot icon below to learn how to make a classic rimshot sound. When you have learned this sound come back to this page to continue with the lesson.

9

You are now ready to learn your first beat pattern! The icon below is for all Beginner beat patterns. Click on the Beginner beat pattern icon below to be taken to the beat pattern. You will see that it uses all three sounds you have learned in this lesson.

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