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[MUSIC]
All right,
this scratch is the hippopotamus.
This is five notes.
And the reason it's called the
hippopotamus is cuz that's an easy way of
rememorizing five notes.
What the hell's re, memorizing?
[LAUGH] Anyway.
So you got fi.
[LAUGH] Right.
So you've got five notes, and it's
hippopotamus, hippopotamus, hippopotamus,
hippopotamus, hippopotamus.
Your mom is a hippopotamus.
And [LAUGH] it's easy to remember that
pattern.
Instead of saying one, two, three, four,
five, one, two, three, four, five.
I guess you could do that, too.
But for me, I have to say hippopotamus,
hippopotamus, hippopotamus,
hippo 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
So
anyway, that's the reason why it's called
hip hop.
But, besides that it's a five note
pattern, you've got one click,
forward and two clicks back, So it's 1, 2,
1, 2, 3.
hippopotamus, hippopotamus.
So you just say the hippopotamus in
different ways.
Hippopotamus, hippopotamus, hippopotamus,
hippopotamus, hippopotamus, hippopotamus.
Whatever, any way of saying that, those
five notes
[MUSIC]
And that is a hippopotamus scratch.
Let's do that slow.
So, once again it's just two scratches in
one.
You got the one click flair forward
[MUSIC]
Which is two notes.
And you got the two clicks.
back, which is three notes.
[MUSIC]
All right?
Hippopotamus.
[MUSIC]
You know?
So that's that's that.
And you can do it in reverse too.
You can do the the two clicks in the front
and the one click in the back.
[MUSIC]
You can mix it up or whatever.
[MUSIC]
Here's another one to try is one forward.
One click forward.
So that would be two notes.
[MUSIC]
And then it continues.
Like, it's kinda like a tear.
The next half of the tear would be all
three notes.
[MUSIC]
So, different ways of combining the one
and two together.
All kinds of ways.
But yeah, that's hippopotamus.
Once again, let's do it slow.
This is the second half slow, so you got
one click, and
give it a pause, then you do the, again
the forward movement and
go for the two clicks
[MUSIC]
Alright, let's do it in reverse.
Let's try two then one.
So you got, and then one.
So, it all equals to five.
Five, five, five.
Whatever, that a hippopotamus.
[MUSIC]
You don't have to do the hippopotamus with
clicks.
You can do it, right there.
[MUSIC]
And different ways of doing that.
But that's another story.
But you can combine that.
I mean, you can use that word hippopotamus
for other combinations as well.
[MUSIC]
So.
And once again, send me send me videos of
your different,
like, variations of a five, or a seven.
Oh, a seven I say hippopotamus is fat,
hippopotamus is fat.
That was a easy way for me to remember
seven.
But yeah.
Maybe you guys have some other weird words
that maybe young kids don't wanna here
that you've made up in your combos, and
we'd like to hear that.
So yeah, send us your videos and we'll
check them out.
[MUSIC]