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Skratch Lessons: Fade Skratch

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now we're gonna play with the dynamics of
And these are called fading, fades, echoes
it's like a,
you know, in music, they have the
crescendo when it's loud, and
the diminuendo when it's, you know, fade
low and stuff.
A good way to to do it is look at the
So it's like ten, nine, eight, seven, six,
four, three, two, one, one, two, three,
five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten.
But that's what the numbers are on here.
I'm trying to aim at the numbers to get
the, the fade right.
And that's while, you know, you don't got
to look at it, you can just.
Just feel it as well.
And basically every scratch you do can be
faded in and out.
So yeah, here's one.
It's kinda like being at the ocean.
I was at the ocean one time and
I, I noticed how the waves kinda crash on
the shore.
It was kinda like.
As the pitch got higher I it,
it faded out so that's where I got that
one style from.
You can go easy with a baby scratch.
Fade in.
You can play it with different rhythms.
Fade, so practice that, do it slow then
after a while you get faster.
Fading out.