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Skratch Lessons: Baby Steps

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These are called baby steps.
It's we used to call them a false flare.
Well this is a false flare.
You know how you do an original flare?
But, you just take the second click off,
and you just do the first one.
Kinda get that?
You just do a fake flare.
Like you don't do the second half.
That's the way I learned to flare first.
[NOISE] I'm just cutting the sound in
[NOISE] But I'm not doing the chirp on the
[NOISE] So it's just one click.
[NOISE] I'm just cutting that first sound
in half [NOISE] and then back.
But anyway, let's get back to a baby step.
So a baby step would be the same thing,
but you just keep the record moving.
[NOISE] See, the record's just drifting
We're gonna bring it back, to the
Just keep an eye on that line.
So, I'm just cutting off.
I'm chopping the the forward movement of
the record in half.
[NOISE] Alright.
[NOISE] And then the record drift a little
So those
are baby
Once again you're just chopping the
forward movement in half.
then you're not doing anything on the
[SOUND] So it's a easy three notes right.
[SOUND] One, two, three.
[NOISE] So I'm letting the record
release, like this is how it
sounds without the fader.
[NOISE] See the line on the record?
[NOISE] Bring it here.
[NOISE] And then, once again, the fader
chops off the front.
[NOISE] Cuts the front in half.
Those are baby steps.