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Pattillo, G :: Beatbox Flute Method Book

Pattillo, G :: Beatbox Flute Method Book

Anyone can learn to beatbox on their flute, and Greg Pattillo's Beatbox Method was conceived to be a guide on that journey. It is not enough to just learn some sounds and how to do them on the flute; one needs etudes to practice, works that can serve as building blocks as one's skills develop, and bits and pieces that, once learned, can be combined together to make great music.

This book covers five elements: learning basic beatbox sounds, combining them with the flute, using combinations of beatbox sounds to create patterns to play over, building beatbox patterns to fit melodies, and creating melodies or phrases to play over existing beatbox beats.

It is Greg's hope that you use this book as a springboard into daily musical creativity and exploration. This, in part, is why he emphasis 'vamps'; instead of learning only what's written, the idea is to take the elemental structure and apply it to your own musical ideas. By exploring basic rhythmic concepts we become better musicians on and off the page. By understanding how the different beatbox sounds serve basic roles in a measure, building complexity through repeats, as well as making up our own fills at the end of phrases, we can experience improvisation as a step-by-step process. Furthermore, by conceptualizing how to make these beatbox sounds, we learn quite a bit about how our air, throat, and mouth are used in tandem to play the flute.

Greg Pattillo’s new Beatbox Method holds a bit of a surprise. It's not just a simple beatboxing flute tutorial - it's a comprehensive method that conveys a deep sense of musical and rhythmic understanding. It's also one of the most effective teaching tools for improvisation and vamping we've seen, and that's not even its main focus.

Greg builds your ability to beatbox from the ground up, and he does it with the thoroughness and excellence of Kujala, Moyse, and Kincaid. These are not overblown comparisons. Greg instills a deep understanding of beatboxing with thorough, readable explanations of sound production and anatomy as he guides you progressively and intuitively through its five sections.

The method is constructed cleanly enough - and with enough intelligent explanation - that it's moved beyond just a teaching method; any self-motivated player will be able to use and learn from this book. Essentially, Greg has elevated flute beatboxing to a versatile, fully-developed contemporary technique, making it easy and fun to learn while being even more thorough than one could hope. An impressive book.

- Carolyn Nussbaum Music Company; Staff Review

SKU 5000000000013616
Composer Pattillo, G
Instrumentation Flute Alone
Publisher Project Trio
Orchestration fl
Includes CD No
Classification Methods, Etudes & Studies
Genre Undefined
List price: $25.00
Our price: $22.50
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