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Skratch Lessons: Infinity

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scratch is kinda like circles, but you're
doing a figure eight, all right?
Everyone's gonna sound different because
everyone draws an eight differently so.
what that really is if your, if your not
doing the figure eight I mean your ar.
The actually movement of a record of a
figure eight is two forward and two back.
Two turns forward.
Two turns back you know.
Two turns forward.
Two turns back.
So the figure eight is the same thing, but
it's a really smooth version of that,
you know like that two two tares forward,
two tares back.
So it's infinity, you know that infinity
sign the eight.
You know sideways.
Infinity whatever.
And yeah, try that out.
I'm sure there's millions of things you
can do on the feeder.
Right now with that figure eight.
I just don't wanna embarrass myself.
lets try a boomerang.
And, yeah, once again,
send videos in of what you, come up with
with all these different combinations.
I'm sure there's other things you can do
with the mixer, with the fader and
the figure eight.
So, yeah.
I did the infinity scratch it's called a
figure eight because
it's what it looks like you're ice-skating
on the record.
But it is called an Infinity Scratch.
This guy from Japan DJ Kouji, does that.
I don't know if that's exactly what he
But I think that's what he does.
He does a really fast version of it.
But yeah also check him out, DJ Kouji,
He's on our new turntable TV DVD if you
wanna pick that up and he,
he does that all day in a weird fashion.
So check him out.
And those are infinity scratches.