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Skratch Lessons: Stiff Tears (Snaps)

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All right, these are snaps.
[NOISE].
So just forward and you abruptly stop it
and come back.
[MUSIC]
But that's what it is.
Sometimes a needle will skip,
a good way to keep it from skipping is
hold the platter.
[MUSIC]
And I'm using my thumb to, to help it
break.
You don't have to, you can just go like
that.
You can use your whole palm.
And sounds good.
You can use that for like all kinds of
effects.
You can fade it out.
[SOUND]
That's,
you throw it in wherever you want but.
[SOUND]
So do, you can do chirps on those.
[MUSIC]
It gives it that nice like,
staccato kind of sound and stuff.
So once again it's just really, really
fast stop.
Like a fast start and fast stop.
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
Or [LAUGH] that's what it is, yeah.
[MUSIC]
Snaps, that's it.
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]