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Skratch Lessons: Strobing

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This next juggle is like an accident it's
called the strobe no real reason like the
reason that I say it's the strobe
was you know, when you look at a strobe
light every time you see it,
you know some action moving it's kind of
like a freeze frame kinda action.
Same thing other people call it, the chase
and it was pretty much an accident,
me and came up with it at Garage trying to
come up with a, a juggle.
And it would, became an accident, you
know, it was kind of a build-,.
it was, like, one of those buildups when
you do breakdowns.
You know, started like that, most
breakdown juggles kinda start like.
So when we did it, it was, it was pretty
much an accident it was like
And when I was doing it,
we both tripped out.
We were like, oh, man, what is that?
Oh, I don't know, but just keep doing it.
So, it was pretty much an accident, that
whole, whole thing was an accident.
And at one point it was like a basis for a
lot of like, build up juggles and,
you know, I mean like breakdowns and
So what that is, really, all that is, is
just a.
[SOUND] It's just like a delay leaving,
starting off with one record, and
then the other record, letting the other
record go.
So that one snare, wha, what, that one
snare well, one can go.
One kick and one high hat go.
And once you get that part then you keep
Pretty much a natural.
And when you think you got it down.
You can do variations on it.
I'm doing a solo a little bit.
So that's what the strobe slash chase
juggle is, it's just a little bit of a