Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sound Bank: 15) Clapping

Clapping: We do it to encourage athletes, to mock people who have just fallen over on a banana skin and to congratulate musicians who have successfully made it to the end of one of their own songs without their brain melting. It is one of the most versatile noises you can produce by slapping bits of your own body together.

Here is a list of songs that are unquestionably better because of the hand clap:

1) We Will Rock You
2) Oh Mickey
3) The Theme From "Friends"
4) Hey Ya!
5) If You're Happy And You Know It

I could go on... The clap is the ultimate accessory to any piece of music. Imagine how much more interesting classical music would be if you could clap to it. The handclap should be used gratuitously and often. Here is a song to remind you what to do.

The Meters - HandClapping Song

Sound Bank is a series of blog posts I'm running in August while I'm on holiday. If you want to know more about it, there's an explanation on this page. Normal pop blog service will be resumed around 25th August

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