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  Vocal percussion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vocal percussion is the art of creating sounds with one's mouth that approximate, imitate, or otherwise serve the same purpose as a percussion instrument, whether in a group of singers, an instrumental ensemble, or solo.
The vocal percussion used by most college and professional a cappella groups attempts a more complete facsimile of the pop music that these groups primarily perform.
Vocal percussion is also an integral part of many world music traditions, most notably in the traditions of North India (bols) and South India (solkattu).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vocal_percussion   (353 words)

 Spectrasonics - Vocal Planet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The vocal percussion loops and effects are ripe for dance tracks and would make great additions to any basic rhythm track the Jazz samples are out of this world, moving from haunting, free-form phrasing and scats to group multi-samples that swing and sway with such class they just beg you to use them.
The vocal percussion loops are slick and I loved the fact that you aren't stuck with vocal loops locked at one tempo, destined to succumb to the chipmunk effect as soon as you change the tempo.
Vocal Planet is packed with some gorgeous sounding and performing samples - it covers almost everything that I could have hoped for in a library that attempts to squash a worldwide representation of vocal performances and styles onto six CDs.
www.spectrasonics.net /libraries/vocalplanet.php   (1205 words)

 Wes Carroll's Seminars in Vocal Percussion and A Cappella Performance
Wes' mission as a vocal performance service professional is to advance the art of contemporary a cappella music performance in general, and of vocal percussion in particular.
Participants are assumed to have attended the Intermediate Vocal Percussion seminar, or to be comfortable performing sixteen bars of vocal percussion, including at least one fill, for an audience.
Participants are assumed to have either attended the Intermediate Vocal Percussion seminar, or to be comfortable performing sixteen bars of vocal percussion, including at least one fill, for an audience, or to be familiar with the sound and mechanics of vocal percussion.
www.mouthdrumming.com /teach_courses.htm   (1873 words)

 Vocal music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vocal music is probably the oldest form of music, since it does not require any instrument besides the human voice.
Elaborate traditions of untexted vocal improvisations was and still is an important element in Turkish and Middle Eastern music traditions.
The Sámi yoik is a predominantly wordless form of vocal expression.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vocal_music   (460 words)

 Zulu Nation | Events   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Beatboxing, aka vocal percussion, is primarily concerned with the art of creating beats and rhythms using the human mouth.
'Vocal percussion' is more commonly associated with a-cappella and rockapella groups, whereas 'beatboxing' and 'human beatbox' are terms usually associated with hip hop or other urban music genres.
Vocal percussion/beatboxing has been used in a-cappella groups for many years, but today it is perhaps mainly associated with hip hop music, often dubbed 'the 5th element of hip hop'.
www.zulunation.nl /events/dutchbeatboxbattle/what_is_beatboxing.php   (212 words)

 found this if its any help - HUMANBEATBOX.COM Forum
Percussion is not about knowing individual beats, but stringing beats together in an effective and coherent manner.
Whether you percuss with the mic on a stand or hold it in your hand is a matter of personal preference.
However vocal percussion is fast becoming an indispensable part of the a cappella scene.
www.humanbeatbox.com /forum/showthread.php?t=1904   (3119 words)

 REVIEW: BYU Vocal Point - If Rocks Could Sing...
Vocal percussion is a non-entity on this album; I think that might help with focus on some songs.
The use of hi hat vocal percussion is effective, but the fact that it cuts in and out is annoying.
The percussion is well done but he should have been farther from the mike on the high hat -- it gets quieter as the song goes on but is just too loud at first.
www.rarb.org /reviews/9.html   (2665 words)

 directopedia : Directory : Arts : Music : Vocal
Usually, singing refers to vocal melody only, though vocalist is a similar term which which also encompasses non-melodic sounds and effectively includes anyone using their voice as part of a musical composition, including spoken word and rapping.
A lead singer (in barbershop music simply called a lead) is one who sings the primary vocals of a song, as opposed to a backup singer who sings backup vocal(s) to a song or harmonies to the lead singer.
An exception is in five-part gospel a cappella music, where the lead is the highest of the five voices and sings a descant, never the melody which may be in any of the other four parts.
www.directopedia.org /directory/Arts-Music/Vocal.shtml   (607 words)

 Universal Edition Music Publisher - Sheet Music - Media Comments
Vocal Percussion 2: Latin is a book of practical exercises dedicated to such vocalisation — here the focus is the sounds of percussion instruments from the Latin-American musical tradition.
A vocal imitation of the instrumental sound is then heard, which the learner is required to copy in a call-and-response style.
Vocal Percussion: Latin is a worthwhile teaching resource, both for developing an understanding of how rhythm can be reproduced orally and for learning about specific group of percussion instruments.
www.universaledition.com /truman/en_templates/view.php3?f_id=6708&spr=en&kz=mediengefluester   (1606 words)

 The Daily Vidette - CD Review: The Nylons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This vocal percussion remix includes some all-vocal tracks, some that mix instruments with vocal percussion, and some that retain their original percussion tracks.
A remix of "Let it Be," originally done by the Beatles, has vocal percussion instead of instruments and it makes for an interesting listen, especially considering it is difficult to tell if the percussion is from one of the group members or instrumental.
The a cappella is energetic and fun, and the vocal percussion sounds so real, reading the disc booklet is the only way to decipher if it is real or not.
www.dailyvidette.com /home/index.cfm?event=displayArticlePrinterFriendly&uStory_id=529fb15e-ec33-4e23-b906-fc54772db439   (360 words)

 UCSB Libraries - The M Classes
Vocal music is unfortunately not ordered as neatly as instrumental.
Sacred vocal music follows secular, beginning approximately with M2000 for full scores of oratorios (notice that both secular and sacred begin in parallel with large dramatic works).
The class for vocal scores of operas is M1503, and for oratorios, M2003.
www.library.ucsb.edu /subjects/music/mclass.html   (1388 words)

 Vocal Percussion
In recent years, vocal percussion has entered the pop-music world, in the form of ‘beatbox’.
The latter are performed with the tongue and lips, without involving the vocal chords.
Exploring vocal percussion sounds with a freer approach to rhythmic organisation will afford greater opportunities for pupils to work imaginatively, especially so if they are using microphones and other effects.
www.fullpitcher.co.uk /vocal_percussion.htm   (615 words)

 Vocal instruction - singing lessons for singers - DVDs, books and CDs.
Vocal health is imperative for every singer and taking care of such a valuable instrument as your, or your students, voice should never be overlooked.
One major complaint of vocal instructors is those students who come to them with bad habits that they need to unlearn.
Around for many years, vocal percussion is now an integral part of so many of the best groups out there.
www.singers.com /instructional.html   (2045 words)

 Andy Frost Beatbox and Vocal Percussion
Andy Frost is a superb percussionist who keeps a timed track with the accuracy of an atomic clock...he goes on a flight of percussive fancy bordering on sheer genius....
For the first time Andy Frost reveals the vocal percussion and beatbox techniques that he uses in The Magnets and his solo performances.
Watch Andy's amazing vocal percussion live solos and also as part of a band with other musicians.
www.andyfrostbeatbox.com /main.html   (95 words)

 Vocal Point -- Brigham Young University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Vocal Point, Brigham Young University’s premiere contemporary a cappella ensemble, reaches new heights in acappella music.
Vocal Point will be holding auditions for the 2005-2006 school year on Saturday, September 2nd and Monday, September 4th.
Vocal Point won the final round of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella Saturday, April 29th, earning the right to the title of International Champions.
www.byuvocalpoint.com   (354 words)

 Spectrasonics - Vocal Planet Review
It was a hard act to follow, but Vocal Planet (which perfectly compliments SOV) is, if anything, an even grander project, comprising five themed CD-ROMs (Roland, Akai, Emu and Kurzweil formats) covering every vocal style from Tibetan throat singing to doo-wop.
Some of the vocal sounds have been fashioned into loops, and in those cases Groove Control™ is available, allowing the loop tempo to be changed without affecting either pitch or sound quality.
There are lots more vocal percussion samples here, plus some processed vocal sounds.
www.spectrasonics.net /libraries/vocalplanet_sos.php   (725 words)

 Almost Recess - Ben
Ben took up percussion seriously in the 5th grade only because it was the absolute coolest instrument in the band.
At the University of Maine, Ben was a member of the University Singers and the University's premiere vocal group, the Maine Steiners.
It was there that he developed his ridiculous vocal percussion skills, and helped produce two CDs.
www.almostrecess.com /bios/ben.php   (185 words)

 STACKmusic.com - Bio
"Stack", is a vocal artist, songwriter, sideman, educator, and the creative force behind Boston's all-vocal rock band, Five O'Clock Shadow, a.k.a.
While he was there, he also began doing vocal improvisation and vocal percussion (making percussive, drum-like sounds with his mouth, a.k.a.
for students of all ages on topics such as songwriting, vocal improvisation, vocal percussion and beatbass, choral master classes, mixing live sound and effects, and more.
www.stackmusic.com /bio.html   (501 words)

 Vocal Percussion lessons
For the first time Andy Frost reveals the vocal percusion and beatbox techniques that he uses in the English vocal band The Magnets and in his solo performances.
The name of Wes Carroll is synonymous with vocal percussion, first as percussionist with Five O' Clock Shadow, and currently with the House Jacks.
Forest Knolls, CA-based Sam stands up in front of a microphone provides vocal (and physical, as in slaps, snaps and thumps with his hands) percussion, background vocals, fake horns and scat singing for a surprising demonstration of the capabilities and possibilities of the human voice.
www.singers.com /instructional/vocalpercussion.html   (741 words)

 RARB Review of The Nylons - Fabric of Life Vocal Percussion Remix
Not only have they finally gotten rid of the drum machine and replaced it with some vocal percussion on most of the tracks, but they've added a twist.
showcases the dextrous and spit-laden mouthings of such vocal percussion luminaries as Jeff Thacher of Rockapella, Wes Carroll of The House Jacks, and David "Stack" Stackhouse of Five O'Clock Shadow.
The album is upbeat, snappy, and the songs alternate between vocal percussion and real percussion instruments.
www.rarb.org /reviews/244.html   (996 words)

 CD Baby: VOCAL POINT: Standing Room Only
BYU Vocal Point: Awesome songs entirely a capella (only instruments used are their great voices.).
Vocal Point's latest, and a tribute to founding member Bob Ahlander's three-year stint as director of BYU's award-winning a cappella group.
Not as much vocal percussion as in the past, more focus on tight harmony and having fun.
cdbaby.com /cd/vocalpoint   (175 words)

 Vocal Union - About Us
Vocal Union's style ranges from high-energy traditional, to tight-harmony jazz and soulful spirituals, to contemporary street corner acappella.
Many of the tunes feature vocal percussion and "vocal bass guitar" to firmly establish the rhythmic element.
The inner voicings are meticulously arranged and seriously performed to perfection.
www.vocalunion.com /aboutus.htm   (177 words)

 Human Beatbox
Beat boxing is a form of vocal percussion—making music using only the mouth to generate sounds usually made by drums and other musical instruments.
With just their lips and a microphone, beat boxers reproduce the sound of drum kits, drum machines, turntables, hip hop, Latin and African percussion.
Beat boxing borrows from the vocal percussion still used in African story telling, as well as the improvisational vocal art of "scat" singing in Jazz, and the many simultaneous vocal tones of Tuvan (Mongolian) throat singing.
www.acfnewsource.org /art/human_beatbox.html   (390 words)

The result is a community of people who want to devlop their skills and create better music through tutorials, tips, new sounds, technology, and cool gear (That last one is just for fun).
WWW.VOCALPERC.COM is the home of Tim Lewis, a vocal percussionist, praise and worship leader, musical instructor, and music writer and arranger who wants to elevate a cappella music to a new level and teach people about this thing called vocal percussion.
Tim is a Worship Minister at the Cascade Hills church of Christ, a new church plant in South Salem, Oregon and can be found occasionally running sound for the local Portland group, Rescue.
www.vocalperc.com /about.php   (154 words)

 Spectrasonics - Vocal Planet Reviews
It was a hard act to follow, but Vocal Planet (which perfectly compliments SOV) is, if anything, an even grander project, covering every vocal style from Tibetan throat singing to doo-wop....an impressive collection...including a very good fl gospel choir...The blues sounds absolutely authentic and hails from genuineMississippi delta blues men.
Beginning with the rare Tuvan throat singer's growling multiple-tone chants, and ending with a good old-fashioned country yodel, the "World Voices" disc packs in the exotic as well as beautiful performances perfect for creating exotic-sounding melodies or pads.....the recordings are noise-free and perfectly intonated...
Since 1994, Spectrasonics has been a leading innovator of world-class sample libraries and virtual instruments, used by the top recording artists, producers, remixers and film composers on the planet.
www.ilio.com /spectrasonics/vocalplanet/reviews.html   (948 words)

Vocal Order is Plymouth State University’s only male a cappella group.
In recent years, Vocal Order has been performing at PSU and throughout New England entertaining audiences with their infections humor and high level of musicality.
Last year the group competed for the first time in the International Competition of Collegiate A Cappella, winning the Northeast semifinals, placing 3rd at the Northeast finals, and receiving awards for outstanding soloist and vocal percussion.
www.myspace.com /vocalorder   (197 words)

 Web Directory » Web Directory » Arts » Music » Vocal » A Cappella » Vocal Percussion
Benjamin Stevens - Vocal Percussion - Educator and board reviewer offers small collection of MP3 vocal samples, link to homepage.
Vocal Improvisation Techniques - [changingtones.com] Instructional book and CD by Bob Stoloff, covering vocal drum articulation, bass lines and drum grooves.
Vocomotion, LLC - Ordering information for the TH60 throat microphone for amplifying live produced vocal percussion.
dcpages.com /DC_ODP/?c=Arts/Music/Vocal/A_Cappella/Vocal_Percussion   (285 words)

 Mery Tomsick, JTO Guitar, Vocal, Percussion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Wishing to expand the versatility and repertoire of the band, in1998 Joey asked Mery to join the JTO as a regular member.
She has brought a new musical feel to the group, and with her singing abilities, the JTO has opened the door to a wide range of female vocal selections.
Active in the local community, Mery is also the director of the St. Felicitas Contemporary Music Group and is responsible for liturgical music at St. Felicitas Grade School, where she also directs two children's choirs.
www.joeytomsick.com /mtbio.htm   (288 words)

 Learn to PERC
The majority of percussion noises that are used in a capella groups can be made without the use of the vocal cords.
The ones provided are only a handfull of the limitless array of percussion patterns.
The key is to try and mimic actual percussion instruments, so a T! is much like a quick tap of a drumstick, and a Psh...
www.mtholyoke.edu /~eayoungb/Perc2.html   (211 words)

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