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    • Beatboxing
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    • B-box
    • Beat boxing
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    • Human beatboxing
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    • found: Work cat: Warsaw Autumn 2008. CD no. 5, 2008:insert (Chacera beatboxera: for beatboxer, clarinet, violin, percussion, piano; Massive: for beatboxer, clarinet, violin percussion, piano)
    • found: Encyclopedia of rap and hip hop culture, 2006(Beatboxing; beatboxer; beatbox; beatboxing is making music with the mouth. Rhythm, beats, and melody are achieved with the mouth and throat alone, simulating anything from musical instruments to turntable scratching and creating a wide range of sound effects.)
    • found: Wikipedia, June 17, 2013(Beatboxing; a form of vocal percussion primarily involving the art of producing drum beats, rhythm, and musical sounds using one's mouth, lips, tongue, and voice. It may also involve singing, vocal imitation of turntablism, and the simulation of horns, strings, and other musical instruments. Beatboxing today is connected with hip-hop culture, being one of "the elements", although it is not limited to hip-hop music... The term "beatboxing" is derived from the mimicry of the first generation of drum machines, then known as beatboxes.)
    • found: Grove music online, Jul. 8, 2013:under Hip hop (Beatboxing (the art of producing drum-like sounds using one's mouth and body; descended from the practice of "patting Juba")) under Freestyle rap (...beatboxing (that is, emulating a hip-hop beat with their mouth))
    • found:, Jan. 21, 2015:History of beatboxing (beatboxing, as we know it, has its roots in the beginning of modern hip-hop, on street corners in placed like Chicago, the Bronx, and LA, and this is quite right. However, vocal percussion - the art form from which beatboxing spawns - has been part of the music and urban scene for a lot longer than people think; Beatboxing is the art of urban vocal percussion. i.e., imitating drum sounds and beat patterns using your lips, tongue, mouth, throat, and voice; the artist emulates the sounds of a 'beat box' or drum machine)
    • found:, Jan. 21, 2015(beatboxing: a musical style or technique, especially in hip-hop, in which the sounds and rhythms of percussion instruments or a drum machine are simulated by using the mouth and voice)
    • found: Merriam-Webster online, Jan. 21, 2015(beatboxing: a musical style and technique based on the solo unaccompanied vocal imitation of percussion and turntabling sounds)
    • found: Olison, K.D. Music in worship, 2011:p. 218 (beat boxing)
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