If You’re Into Beatboxing (and even if you aren’t)

I don’t know too much about beatboxing, except that I can’t do it. Wikipedia defines beatboxing as “a form of vocal percussion which primarily involves the art of producing drum beats, rhythm, and musical sounds using one’s mouth, lips, tongue, voice, and more.” And more? Guess that leaves it wide open.

I recently became aware of the Beatbox Chef video. After a little Google research I realized I may be one of the ten people on the planet who hasn’t seen this. But maybe you’re one of them, too.

The Brit in the video below goes by the name of “Beardyman.” I’ve watched his video numerous times with amazement. His timing is impeccable. One example of how presentation can take something everyone’s familiar with and make it unique.

14 Responses to If You’re Into Beatboxing (and even if you aren’t)

  1. Lance April 2, 2009 at 7:15 PM #

    Wow, this is amazing. It’s my first time to see this guy, and I’m just amazed. (If he were cooking for real, though, I wonder how many mL of saliva got into his recipe). But thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Chad April 2, 2009 at 11:15 PM #

    Sheer incredible God-given talent.

    • Bob Kauflin April 3, 2009 at 7:40 AM #

      Chad, I imagine he’s spent a few hundred (thousand?) hours practicing as well…

  3. Roy Chang April 3, 2009 at 4:45 AM #

    hey am i one of the ten?

    interesting to have found this video, which is brilliant, through worshipmatters.com. :)

    nice orange kitchen aid.

  4. Tom April 3, 2009 at 5:32 AM #

    http://bit.ly/nsEm it just gets better!

  5. Matt April 3, 2009 at 10:34 AM #

    Haha, that was cool! Speaking of beatboxing, have you seen the beatboxing flute player? Definitely worth seeing…

  6. Jon April 3, 2009 at 12:29 PM #

    This guy from the French version of American Idol is pretty sweet too.

  7. Aaron April 5, 2009 at 8:35 AM #

    Sorry everybody, but this guy is the best.

  8. Hazel April 5, 2009 at 5:22 PM #

    and for those not in UK ‘here’s one I made earlier’ is a well known phrase from a live children’s TV programme “Blue Peter” of 50 years and still going strong.Models, toys, games made from old bits of cardboard and sticky back plastic etc. are demonstrated in stages but to keep to an alloted time previously constructed models are produced – hence – ‘here’s one….’ Good fun. Do you think his lips are numb at the end of a hard day’s work?

  9. Chris April 6, 2009 at 7:47 AM #

    If someone could put this “talent” into worship it would be you Bob haha. You wouldn’t even need a percussion or bass section. I’m sure it would also sound good on some of the NAP records. See you soon at WG09.

  10. mark April 10, 2009 at 10:39 PM #

    ah, one of my good friends, tony brown, is one of the best… well, those of us in the acappella world call it “vocal percussionists” in the world. He’s a part of an acappella worship group called “Watershed Worship” – they’re amazing! anyway – our group, his, and two others went to South Africa a few years ago.. during their set, they stop and let him do a “drum solo”.. he uses a looping machine -and live, right in front of us.. lays down a drum track.. a bass line.. some scratching.. 3 separate vocal harmony parts… gets it all going… and raps/sings along with it… amazing! wish i had a recording of it.. i do have this though…


    (you may have to copy/paste it.. )

  11. mark April 10, 2009 at 10:42 PM #

    oh and we figure out how do things without a drum or rythmm section every week… we have a guy who does a bass rythmm – then 4 part harmony with 2 voices on each part.. and occasional vocal percussion.. always fun & a challenge to figure out how do something acappella.. ;-)

  12. Sarah M. Bosse April 13, 2009 at 10:14 PM #

    Whew! Near the end, you can hear that his tonguing techniques surpass double- and triple- tonguing! If I could do that on my flute, I’d be famous. But…alas…I can’t. Beatboxing is pretty neat, though.

    For Easter, my SG church broke out in a Shai Lynne-style hip-hop “Were You There” song that was a great example of deep and theologically accurate lyrics and truth coming through a unique musical style that is not often connected with “Christian” music and worship.

  13. Jason Chollar April 18, 2009 at 8:36 PM #

    Very Funny! Thanks for sharing. I made a cross link on Dan Wilt’s blog (http://www.danwilt.com/laughter-is-the-work-of-healthy-people/)

    as he was looking for some healthy serious humor! :)


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