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Skratch Lessons: Goofy Paw

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[MUSIC]
All right this called Goofy Paw.
Basically it's just your scratching on the
other side of the record.
So usually we scratch over here because
it's away from the needle, right?
You don't wanna scratch over here cuz you
might hit the needle.
[NOISE] but you could.
You know, if you're really careful, you
can do
[MUSIC]
That's a pacman scratch.
But yeah, anything on this side is called
Goofy Paw.
It comes from skateboarding.
If you're skating this way, your, your
right foots forward.
That's called goofy foot.
No, no let's call, it, just normal right
skate, skateboard riding.
But if you, if you skate this way, left
foot forward.
Then that would be, goofy foot right,
goofy foot.
And then you know if you're a boxer you,
you fight this way.
I guess that's the normal way.
If you're fighting this way that would be,
south paw.
Is that right?
No, wait which way?
This is normal right.
And this, this is south paw, right?
So this is south paw.
So we put those things together in
scratching would be Goofy Paw.
All right, just a little something to know
about that.
I don't even know why you need to know
that, but that's just what that is.
Goofy Paw.
[MUSIC]
Yep.
That was pretty long.
[LAUGH] I could've shortened that, huh?
>> That was good.
>> Okay.
[MUSIC]