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[MUSIC]
All right.
Now we're gonna do the military scratch.
What it is, is a combination of a baby.
[SOUND] And a stab.
[SOUND] Okay.
[MUSIC]
And
the secret to this is you just keep
letting the record move like in the baby.
And then do stabs on the fader.
And then open it, and let the baby in.
[MUSIC]
And that's that's a military scratch.
[MUSIC]
I'll do it slow motion.
[MUSIC]
There's the forward stab Cut, and
then it's the baby.
[SOUND]
All right, cool.
Pretty easy, and you can play with
different rhythms.
[MUSIC]
That's a triplet.
And you can, fast military would be a
drill.
[MUSIC]
But yeah.
Lets go back to how it's done.
So, stab right, then you do three notes on
a baby.
One, two, three, one, one, one, one, two,
three.
One, one, one two, three, one, one, two
three.
One by one, two, three.
So it's just combinations of that.
And that's the military.
You can do it backwards.
[MUSIC]
And different rhythms of that as well.
[MUSIC]
Different ways we do it in the military.
But, that was the scratch a long time ago.
When I, when I first heard it was, around
the time I started in 1985, and
that was a big thing.
Because before that, it was just.
[MUSIC]
This
was probably the most advanced scratching
in 85.
[MUSIC]
And this guy Ice-T,
his DJ Evil E, he was doing stabs, but he
was also incorporating the, the military.
[MUSIC]
When I first heard it,
I was like, whoa, that's super
complicated.
And I know if you ever get a song get this
song,
it's called Dog'n the Wax by Evil E and
that has no,
Dog'n the Wax by Ice-T that has Evil E
doing that military scratch.
And check it out it's funky.
But yeah that's the military scratch.
[MUSIC]