Welcome to the BZZKTT Lessons!
Although the lessons start right at the beginning, you may find it helpful to read this Overview of Beatboxology
In this 5-part lesson you will learn three sounds, a kick, hi-hat, and rimshot and be able to combine them into an 8-Beat pattern. This is a pattern with 8 sounds in a row.
Part 5 – Making an 8-Beat Pattern
In this 5-part lesson you will learn how to make the Classic Handclap and use it in a 16-Beat pattern. This is a beat pattern with 16 sounds in a row.
Part 5 – Making a 16-Beat Pattern
In this 3-part Lesson you will learn how to build the Classic Snare drum sound and use it in a simple two-sound pattern.
Part 3 – Two Sound Rock beat (rests)
In this 5-part lesson you will learn to make alveolar plosives – sounds made with the tip of the tongue and the alveolar ridge. You will then use a tongue kick and tongue snare in a beat pattern.
Part 6 – Walk this Way (two beat sounds)
In this two-part lesson you will learn a bidental rear stop and combine three different shaker sounds to create a continuous-sounding shaker pattern.
Part 1 – The three Shaker Sounds | QUIZ
Part 2 – Creating the Shaker Groove
Lesson 5 Roundup Quiz
In this lesson you will learn about percussive sounds by using a sublingual percussive in a classic ‘Drop it like it’ hot’ style beat pattern.
Part 1 – The Clave (sublingual percussive) | QUIZ
Part 2 – Drop Da Heat Beat Pattern
Lesson 6 Roundup Quiz
In this lesson you will learn how to vocalise a sound without breathing out (with velar and uvular stops) to create a synth tom sound. You will use the sound to create an a 1980s style beatbox pattern.
Part1 – 80’s Synth Tom (vocal high)|QUIZ
Part 2 – Love You Doug Beat Pattern
Lesson 7 Roundup Quiz
In this lesson you will use a vocal generator (voiced low) and use it to vocalise a kick and snare in a ZZ-top style beat whilst closing the airways.
Part 1 – 808 Kick (vocal low) | Quiz
Part 2 – 909 Snare | Quiz
Part 3 – ZZ Topper Groove
Lesson 8 Roundup Quiz
In this lesson you will learn about oscillations starting with a simple aspirated lip oscillation and building into a more complex synth sound.
Part 1 – The Baby bass (oscillation effector)| QUIZ
Part 2 – Building the Classic Synth
Lesson 9 Roundup Quiz
In this lesson you will learn a non-vocal scratch sound which is a sequence of two separate sounds. You will then use this scratch sound in a more complex beat pattern with five different sounds.
Part 1 – The Electro Stab (palatal fricative) | QUIZ
Part 2 – Tour de France scratch (bilabial fricative) | QUIZ
Part 3 – Salt-N-Pepa Shaker (velar fricative) | QUIZ
Part 4 – The Electro Scratch sequence | QUIZ
Part 5 – The NWA groove
Lesson 10 Roundup Quiz
In this lesson you will learn the clicks and the famous ‘Doug E. Fresh’ style click-roll which you will then use in a beat pattern. No new iconophonics are introduced in this lesson.
Part 1 – The Classic Clickroll | QUIZ
Part 2 – The Clickroll Clave | QUIZ
Part 3 – The Show Beat Pattern
Lesson 11 Roundup Quiz
In this lesson you will learn how to make a vocal scratch, is a sequence of two speech sounds, and use it in the “My name is the TyTe” beat pattern.
Part 1 – Vocal Scratch ‘oo’ (pharyngeal fricative) | QUIZ
Part 2 – Vocal Scratch ‘er’ (vocal mid) | QUIZ
Part 3 – Vocal Scratch ‘oozi’ sequence | QUIZ
Part 4 – My Name is Tyte beat pattern
Lesson 12 Roundup Quiz