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Skratch Lessons: Dice (a.k.a. Transform Tears)

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[MUSIC]
That's dicing,
that's also known as transform tears.
And what you're gonna do is you're gonna
transform your tears.
So let's do one forward, two back, which
was what I was doing.
So one forward.
[SOUND] Two back.
[SOUND] One forward, two back, and.
[SOUND] Then you transform that.
[SOUND] Make three notes, right?
One, two, three, one, two, three.
[MUSIC]
One, two, three, one, two, three, one,
two, three, one, two, three, right?
One, two, three, one, two, three, all
right?
So each movement.
[SOUND] Is on.
[SOUND]
And you're just cutting it, right?
[MUSIC]
And you can do other movements like two
forward, one back.
[MUSIC]
But
it's really important cuz it gets the
your, your melodic,
you know, your the pitches of what you're
doing in the scratch.
Whatever melody you're making.
Because of your hand control from the
tears.
[MUSIC]
Gets it in there real nice and, and clean.
[MUSIC]
So that's dicing, so once again, let's do
it slow.
And lets break it down so the movements
are one forward.
[SOUND] Two back.
[SOUND] And then you just use the fader.
Every time you move it, you turn it on.
[SOUND] Kinda like static right?
But it's kinda fun.
[SOUND] One forward, two back.
[MUSIC]
You can play with different speeds.
[MUSIC]
If you get a record I think
the first time I heard it was in, around
97, no, 87, 1987.
King Tech from the Wake Up Show.
You probably know the famous hip hop show
in LA.
And King Tech was the DJ and, oh man, he
tore it up on this song called,
I think it's called.
We Want to Rock You.
Look for that.
King Tech, MC Sway and King Tech.
We Want to Rock You.
Destroys it on there.
No one knows that King Tech is a DJ but.
[SOUND] I think that's, that was my
favorite thing he's ever done,
besides the Wake Up Show.
[MUSIC]
You can also release it.
[MUSIC]
That's dicing.
Transform tears.
[MUSIC]