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Skratch Lessons: Plasma

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This plasma scratch is with the power off.
You turn the power off as you're doing
I mean,
a tricky way to turn the record off is by
rubbing your elbow, or
the side of your your forearm on the power
And you go like that, and it turns it off.
So while you're scratching,
you're gonna be doing stabs with the power
off, that's what it is.
Stabs with the power off, and you turn it
off with your forearm.
So let's just do stabs.
And you secretly rub your forearm on that
off button, and you continue to do those
And what I'm doing is,
because the power is off, it's not letting
you move the record forward.
So I'm kinda like pushing.
I'm kinda flinging it.
[SOUND] Kinda doing that.
But then really fast.
And those are plasmas.
So once again.
All they are, are stabs, you know,
wanna recap these are forward cuts
And then fast forward cuts would be stabs.
[NOISE] And then secertely rub your arm on
that off button like this.
Like that right?
if you want to turn it back on, you just
go like this.
[SOUND] Oh, what's that over there?
And you're back to your scratch.
And those are plasmas.