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Definition: a style of vocal jazz improvisation in which the vocalist substitutes nonsense syllables for lyrics. Scat singing is often used to imitate the type of melodic line that a jazz instrumentalist would play.

The term “bebop,” which refers to a 1940s and 50s jazz trend, is a prototypical scat singing utterance.

Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald are two singers renowned for their scat singing.

Also Known As: vocalese
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