Timing in the Beatbox Notation system

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    Grammar Nazi

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    Yeah, how exactly does this work? I never fully understood and I didn’t know where to place this topic.




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    Hey! Thanks for your question. For anyone else reading, here is the main post. For background, we use the “1 E & A” counting system. More info on that can be found here.

    Basically, we write each sound you are supposed to beatbox above each subdivision of the beat.

    For instance:

    B  t  K  t       t  K  t
    1  2  3  4  1  2  3  4

    In that example, you are beatboxing a sound on each beat except the “1” that doesn’t have a corresponding sound above it.

    Here is the same beat, but written on subdivisions of beats 1 and 2. This is the same beat as above, just four times as fast:

    B  t  K  t       t  K  t
    1  E  & A  2  E & A

    If it helps, “E, &,” and “A” are just subdivisions of each number beat (1, 2, 3, 4, etc.)

    It’s kind of hard to explain on here, so I can make a tutorial video if you like.

    Does this help? What part of the system are you confused by? Is it the “E & A” stuff, or something else?”

     

     

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    Alright. That makes more sense, thanks.

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