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Skratch Lessons: Zig-Zag

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These are zig-zags.
Remember the pyramid scratch.
This is a pyramid scratch with two hands.
So once again that's forward,
push, and pull back.
Forward, push, pull back.
Forward, push, pull back.
So all this hand is doing is the push
This hand is doing the, the rest of the
Forward, push, pull back.
All right.
And you know,
it's kind of like an exotic scratch.
You can really do that with one hand.
But you know, if you run.
If you're on stage and you're like, man
they're not paying attention to me.
You bust out this [SOUND]
And that helps a lot, so.
So, it's kind of easy one right there.
The hard part is to get it evenly,
this way.
So those two, so those two babies.
I'm gonna do it faster.
But yeah.
That's the hardest zigzag to get it.
Not the three note one, but the four note
So three note one is 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 1,
2, 3.
To get at the four note one is really
There we go.
Let's fade it out, fade it out, fade it
out, fade it out.
There, that's a, that's a zig-zag.
So try to, try to get the four one.
Or you could cheat and do the wild one,
three one,
if you just want an instant cheer.
Unless everyone knows about that scratch,
so they're not going to cheer.
practice the forward to be sure to get
that cheer.
If you want a cheer, maybe you don't want
a cheer.