Hope on the Horizon by Azeem Ward
Hope on the Horizon for Beatbox Flute and Electric Guitar is a duet that features the sounds of beatbox, flute, and guitar. The four minute piece has inspirations from beatbox flutist, Greg Pattillo and the band, Tottoro. This piece was written during the 2020-2021 pandemic. The piece is called Hope on the Horizon because through the significant challenges the world faced during that time, there was always “hope on the horizon” that we would persevere and endure.
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.
If you plan to amplify your flute during a performance, then remember to rehearse with your sound equipment because the beatbox effects will sound different through a mic. The electric guitarist in the video is using distortion throughout the entire recording. However, that distortion is not noticed until the louder sections of the piece. I suggest experimenting with your guitarist to find an ideal amount of distortion that drives the piece.
Youtube Recording: https://youtu.be/iSgB8Tj8JOg
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
AZEEM WARD is currently a band director at Milpitas Christian School in San Jose, CA. He
currently performs with the band, Audiopharamcy. His primary flute teachers include Jill Felber and Angeleita Floyd. Azeem spends his time hiking, reading, teaching, performing, composing, and producing music.
For more videos, music, and a bio, please visit: www.azeemward.com
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