I wanted to address the issue of using vocals in floor music. We have found that many gymnasts and coaches prefer to stay away from using vocals in their floor music because they fear getting a deduction. Rule 9-2-4b of the NFHS rule book clearly states “Human sounds are allowed, provided there are no words spoken or sung.”
Here at GymnasticsTracks.com we love to use vocal sounds as an instrument to make a music piece a little bit more unique and exciting. There is a lot you can do with the human voice to add a dash of creativity and to add an extra layer of detail to the track without the risk of suffering a deduction.
For the most part, we like to use vocals in subtle way. Sometimes people wouldn’t even notice that there are vocal sounds in the song because it sounds like an instrument. We want to explain to our customers that it is ok to use vocals in a song as long as there are no words. The human voice should be looked at as an instrument and we can do a lot with it.
I personally used floor music that had human sounds in it and I never received deductions. I never had a judge say anything about it being a problem.
We understand the concerns that people may have regarding this issue but we ask our customers to be open to the use of the human voice in their floor music. If done right, it can add the perfect touch to your floor music.