A jazz drummer from the age of eight, British beatboxer and composer Schlomo began vocalizing rhythms when he was a kid as a way to practice drums. In these Musical Futures videos, he demonstrates how to beatbox. Above, learn how to make the basic sounds: P, T, K.

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Below, learn how to use the three sounds to create rhythms:

Check out his hints and tips video to learn more, and watch more beatboxing videos in the archives, including Taylor and Bobby McFerrin and Reggie Watts’ Improvised Deconstruction.

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