boom boom WHACK

Lately I’ve been very impressed with musicians who use their traditional melodic or harmonic instruments to create percussion. One of my favorite examples is this song by Jon Gomm. It may make your head explode (in a good way).

However, this blew my mind away when a friend posted it on facebook. It makes sense to beat on the body of a string instrument for percussion; I can’t believe someone used beatboxing to complement their flute playing. Who knew beatboxing and flute would be so compatible?

It’s amazing to me that even now, after the whole twentieth century of musical innovation, people are still inventing new– and beautiful– ways of playing their instruments.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Laura Kate
    Jun 05, 2012 @ 17:36:25

    Favorite post so far!

    Reply

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