Zeal By Azeem Ward
Zeal for Beatbox Flute is a solo that features the sounds of beatbox and flute. The three minute piece has inspirations from beatbox flutist, Greg Pattillo and music producer, J-Louis. The style of J-Louis can be found amongst a group of artists at Soulection Radio. The intention of this piece was to create a fun rhythmic composition that crosses classical withtrap-hip-hopinfluences.ThepieceiscalledZ ealbecausemyfaithinGodiswhat inspired me to write and record this piece. However, I encourage you to take this piece on and dedicate it towards whatever you are passionate about. With a focus in mind, it will help you to perform the piece more effectively.
It is intentional that the YouTube recording is not exactly what is written on the page. Therefore, I encourage you to add your own flair to the piece. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Vb1HvMrp5Q&feature=youtu.be
If you plan to amplify your flute during a performance, then remember to rehearse with your sound equipment because the beatbox effects may sound different through a mic.
Beatboxing is originally an imitative art form. Many sounds in this piece are meant
to mimic a drum set. A helpful practice is to beatbox without the flute to one’s favorite commercial songs.
Guide for types of sounds in the performance notes:
Glissando: A set of consecutive notes that either ascend or descend into or from a note. Inward: A sound made while inhaling inward. There are times where this type of sound can be made while fingering a certain note as well.
Outward: A sound made while using outward force.
Rim shot: A sound made while using the back of the tongue