Learning how to beatbox and sing at the same time is all about mastering your timing. Beatboxing, as well as singing, are two very difficult skills to learn. Beatboxing is all about moving and clasping your lips in a rhythmic pattern while blowing air through your mouth. Singing is even harder to master than beatboxing. Once you get beatboxing down, as well as singing, you can attempt to link the two together. But, first things first. You need to practice both skills on their own. Then you can bring them together and try to beatbox and sing at the same time. Here's a plan to help you beatbox and sing at the same time.
- Have a game plan. Because of the difficulty behind trying to beatbox and carry a tune, you'll definitely need a plan. The way you make sounds beatboxing and the way you create sounds singing are two very different methods and you'll need to know exactly when to switch from one style to another. If you don't have a plan your little musical experiment is going to fail badly. In essence, you're going to have to write out instructions for your self. "I'm going to sing at this interval, then I'm going to beatbox for this amount of time" and so on and so forth. To try to wing it without the proper planning is not a good move. Your endeavor's going to sound sloppy. So, draw yourself an exact plan.
- Practice your separate skills. Spend time doing the beatboxing on it's own. Then spend time just singing. Once you've developed both arts relatively well then you can practice transitioning from one style to the other. The transition is going to be key. A sloppy transition from one style to the other is going to mess up your performance. So make sure you figure out how to quickly and seamlessly switch from beatboxing to singing and vice versa.
- Write out a song. Remember, pulling off this feat is going to take a lot of effort and planning on your part. You have to account for everything. Write a song with specific instructions as to when to transition from one style to the other. It's better to be over prepared than to be on stage looking like an idiot spitting while trying to carry a tune.
- Practice, Practice, Practice. Once you have the song written, with all it's instructions, it's time to practice it. You need to spend as much time as possible learning the song you created. Remember, sloppy transitions are no good. So, make sure you tighten all of that up before performance time.