Scat singing

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Ella Fitzgerald is generally considered to be one of the greatest scat singers in jazz history.

Scat singing is used in jazz music. It is performed by using the voice to make sounds, but not using any recognisable words. A singer would improvise (make up) a solo using nonsense syllables which is like a musical instrument solo in a song. Scat singing probably started when singers like Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald began to use their voices copy the sounds of instruments.[1]

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  1. "Scat singing". music.vt.edu. 2011. http://www.music.vt.edu/musicdictionary/textS/Scatsinging.html. Retrieved 30 December 2011.

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