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Old 10-18-2009, 09:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Is scatting good with modern day music?

hello, I am learning scat singing and i am wondering if it could be used in modern day music like pop, hip hop all that. I am a very big fan of Scatman John and am thinking of making some music like his but more like today's music, music changes very fast these days. Cheers
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Old 10-18-2009, 11:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Scatting as in saying a lot of ridiculous words, right?
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Old 10-19-2009, 12:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Scat can also (rather appropriately) mean feces or eating feces as a sex act.

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Old 10-19-2009, 12:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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hello, I am learning scat singing and i am wondering if it could be used in modern day music like pop, hip hop all that. I am a very big fan of Scatman John and am thinking of making some music like his but more like today's music, music changes very fast these days. Cheers
there's nothing wrong with scat (the singing style)

there's everything wrong with scat (the porn / fetish style).


as far as using it with modern styles go, why not? by all means do it up, if it's something you like doing there's no reason it can't be incorporated into whatever style pleases your ears. though i disagree with your idea that music changes very fast, the commercial targets might change (or rehash two generations ago) but then you really need to decide whether you're making music as a form of artistic impression or a product.
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Old 10-23-2009, 03:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I heard a man once whose last name was Nealand sing scat-style in a very post-modern post-free-jazz sort of setting. Incredible. Changed my whole concept of "singing" forever. He's based out of the San Francisco Bay area and is probably still performing tho he'd be in at least his 50s if not his 60s.
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Jungle Drum by Emiliana Torrini utilises scatting (sort of?) in a different and what could be considered a modern context.
Might not be your kind of thing, but it'll hopefully give you some ideas.
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Old 11-04-2009, 05:33 AM   #8 (permalink)
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hello, I am learning scat singing and i am wondering if it could be used in modern day music like pop, hip hop all that. I am a very big fan of Scatman John and am thinking of making some music like his but more like today's music, music changes very fast these days. Cheers
Sure. The rapper Busdriver is heavily influenced by scatting and though his style might not be scat in the strictest sense you can definitely hear elements of it in his songs.
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hello, I am learning scat singing and i am wondering if it could be used in modern day music like pop, hip hop all that. I am a very big fan of Scatman John and am thinking of making some music like his but more like today's music, music changes very fast these days. Cheers
I think it would be worth the effort. At least it would be something a little different. I've always found scat singing pretty interesting, myself. But I've heard mastering scat singing (actually having a rhythm and method to the madness) is quite a feat, so good luck to you.
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Old 11-05-2009, 05:20 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I've got something for you. Check out a song called "Dat Scat" by The Roots. See if it helps in your quest.
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