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Skratch Lessons: Stabs

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[MUSIC]
All right,
we're gonna get into some stabs.
Another word for these are called jabs,
chops or fast cutting.
We talked about it earlier it's it's
really cutting, forward cutting, but
just really fast.
[MUSIC]
And
you could play with different rhythms,
like you know, it's pretty much math.
You could do triplets, like threes.
[MUSIC]
One, two, three.
One, two, three.
One, two, three.
One, two, three.
You know, four.
[MUSIC]
One, two, three, four.
One, two, three, four.
Whatever, five.
[MUSIC]
One, two, three, four, five.
One, two, three, four, five.
One, two, three, four, five.
Seven.
[MUSIC]
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven.
Seven the, the actual number seven has two
syllables in it.
So, musicians usually say sev, for seven.
You know?
One, two, three, four, five, six, sev.
One, two, three, four, five, six, sev.
And you know, so just kinda mix it up.
[MUSIC]
It's kinda self-explanatory.
Also another thing
[MUSIC]
You can see I'm using
the cross fader backwards.
[MUSIC]
You could try it the other way.
[MUSIC]
With the up fader.
[MUSIC]
Like that, with the the clicker.
[MUSIC]
[NOISE] Or you know,
you could do the tips thing.
[NOISE] Without the fader.
[NOISE] Or
the volume fader.
[LAUGH] Whatever.
But yeah, those are stabs.
It's kinda self explanatory and
it kinda keeps you funky when you're kinda
like rhyming.
Cuz there's a lot of rhymes going on.
Like, rhyme, rhyme, rhyme, rhyme, rhyme.
You know?
And another thing is that, you notice I'm
releasing it.
[MUSIC]
I'm letting the record go.
[NOISE] Still letting the sample play.
Or you could do it without letting it
play.
[SOUND]
That's a drag right there.
[NOISE] Or you could push it.
And practice your scales, you know, kinda
like go from high to low.
[MUSIC]
Like that.
Get your pitches and your, your melody and
stuff.
But, yeah those are stabs and practice of
those are really,
really important cuz those are, those
switch up your combinations.
Stabs.
Backwards.
[SOUND]
And
then once again, if you haven't figured
out how to do stabs,
it's just, you know, you turn the fader
on.
[MUSIC]
Turn it off, run it backwards.
Turn it on again.
Backwards.
You know, go back to cuts.
[MUSIC]
And yeah.
Stabs.
[MUSIC]