Beatboxing is a
form of vocal percussion essentially 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
Beatboxing today is connected with hip-hop culture, being one of the elements, although it is not limited to hip-hop music. Some have developed a technique that involves blowing and sucking air around their fingers to produce a very realistic record scratching noise, which is commonly known as the 'crab scratch'. Another hand technique includes the 'throat tap' which involves the beatboxer tapping their fingers against their throat as they throat sing or hum. Today there is an increase in the variety in which we see beatboxing throughout musical culture. People have gone as far as adding beatboxing in with different instruments to create a completely different sound unlike any other.
However, for beginners it is important to note beatboxing is not that different from normal human speech. You only have to start developing a rhythmic feeling, and you have to stress the pronunciation of certain letters and vowels until you can talk in the beatbox language. A professional trainer can teach you the necessary skills by ensuring that you'll first start out with basic sounds and rhythms, and then advance to more sophisticated patterns as you get better and better.