How Do You Create New Sounds?

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    Everybody has different methods of doing this, what is yours?



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    I literally just listen to noises outside and try to copy them with my voice. Kinda Bobby McFerrin-ish but what can I say haha



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    For me, my method right now is to randomly select a part of my ymouth and mess around with pressures, how fast you do something and how much force you add. Also, the angle at which your tongue strikes a certain part of your mouth or teeth can create a whole new sound. Also trying to overlay sounds you already know can add a totally different effect to a sound. Hope this opens a new perspective on learning new sounds!

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    I like your methods homies!

    I generally mess around with sounds in the shower or in my spare time.  Just relax and start being creative, making random noises and being spontaneous.  No one is judging you (at least if you’re alone!).

    Another piece of advice would perhaps be to avoid watchign YouTube videos.  I don’t mean to sound concieded, but I started beatboxing way before YouTube got big (circa 2003), and so I didn’t have sounds to duplicate, other than Rahzel, etc.  So the sounds I started beatboxing with weren’t the typical “b ts pf” sounds.  My style is thus rather different from others.  The point I’m trying to make is that watching videos is great for inspiration, but being creative on your own and not trying to fit into “what beatboxing should sounds like” is what will get you far in terms of originality.  You might have a goofy, weak new sound at first, but once you develop and tighten it up, it can become a unique element in your toolbox of sounds, contributing to your personal style.

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    The best way to look at it, for me at least, is to break down sounds and how they are constructed. Most new sounds are just a combination of 2-3 sounds, and by thinking of it this way, you can craft your own creative combos.

    But yeah, making mistakes and sounding stupid always helps too. Exploring parts of your mouth/throat – inward/outward/pressurized/vocalized/percussive – they’re all great ways to go

    Jon Park

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