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If you want to get into beatboxing, you can go ahead and start off with this beatbox tutorial, but it really comes down to practice. You have to keep working at it and working out your own unique sounds and beats and really bring it home. It’s all on you. This beat box tutorial will get you started, but if you wanna be one of the greats, you gotta keep practicing. It don’t happen over night, so keep practicing everywhere. In the shower, in the car, wherever, and come up with some fly beats…

Beatbox tutorial part one: Hear it

Listen to some of the top beat boxers and hear how it’s done. Listen to Biz Markie and Shlomo and get some ideas. You want to develop your own sounds, your own beats, but listening to the pros is a great place to start, so start there and then develop your own stuff based on the ideas you get from the masters of the art form.

Beatbox tutorial part two: Do it

When you do it, use the whole mouth. Use the lips for the treble, chest for the base, and everything in between for everything in between. You can use your throat and the back of your mouth for hard kicks drums, your chest for deeper, reverb type sounds. Use your lips and tongue for snares, scratching and hi-hats. When you get really good, you can even start singing and beat boxing at the same time, but that’s a beatbox tutorial for another time…

Beatbox tutorial part three: Get some rhymes

Find a rapper. Any rapper will do. They don’t need to be Raekwon the Chef, just get your roommate to kick a few rhymes for you. Remember, you’re just doing it for fun for the time being, so you can develop your skills alongside your homeboy. Maybe a few months from now, you can get a couple quality mics and see if the local bars are up for a hip hop duo. Until then, just kick it together and work on your skills.