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Classic Psh Snare

The Psh snare replicated a popular snare used in early 90's hiphop music and became a popular sound amongst beatboxers during that time.

Standard Beatbox Notation (SBN)

{ Psh }

How it's done

It's a combination of two sounds - { P } and { sh }.

  1. Think of the word "poof" without the "oo"
  2. Tighten it up until it sounds percussive - i.e. forcing the sound.
  3. Alternatively, poke your tongue out slightly and build up pressure behind your top lip
  4. Pull your tongue back in to allow the air to escape, giving a sound very similar to the snare

Video tutorial


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