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Inward Click Roll

This it the classic Doug E. Fresh click roll sound that sounds like multiple clicks.

Standard Beatbox Notation (SBN)

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How it's done

  1. To make a click, position the tip of your tongue at the top of your mouth and close off the airway.
  2. Suck in to increase pressure and quickly draw your tongue back. You should hear a nice click.
  3. Now, a click roll uses the same sound production method but use the side of your tongue rather than the tip.
  4. Suck in air slowly into your mouth but keep the back of your throat closed - do not breathe in. Doing this, you should be able to make multiple clicks.

Fat Tony describes the method like this:

  • Put the front of your tongue against the top of your mouth, a little bit behind your front teeth. Push a little to keep it in place
  • Suck air over the side of your tongue so it clicks multiple times against the top of your mouth
  • You might get a sharp dolphin-like sound - this is normal, it means you're on the right track
  • Adjust the amount of pressure you're pushing your tongue with until you get a series of individual clicks
  • You can do this while humming because you suck air only into your mouth, not into your lungs

Pro tip: Add a vocalization to add some depth to your sound

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