scat singing

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Noun1.scat singing - singing jazz; the singer substitutes nonsense syllables for the words of the song and tries to sound like a musical instrument
singing, vocalizing - the act of singing vocal music
jazz - a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles
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As the leading edge of research in vocal pedagogy and health, the organization had a duty to extend its reach to the questions of vocal performance unique to those styles: from diction in jazz scat singing to vocal health of the 'roaring' blues singer (think Koko Taylor) or the rock singer who includes high frequency 'squeals' (think Stephen Tyler) to matters of technique for the gospel singer soloing up and down the scales; and on and on.
They also show off their own free-style singing loosely based on jazz scat called "crimping".