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Skratch Lessons: Going In-Between the Beats

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Yeah, so this is just like that.
It goes one and two and three and four,
and one and two and three and four and-
But that is how [CROSSTALK] beats.
A easy way to do it too is scratch
You know how you usually start like this?
[SOUND] Start in reverse.
[SOUND] So if this to play in this way.
So it's like I'm scratching backwards.
[SOUND] But then just letting the forward
notes be on, right?
[SOUND] So if I start backwards, it'd be.
[SOUND] Right.
You know, something like that.
>> Yeah.
>> This-
>> All right.
>> Yeah.
So you're letting the the forward
movements go in there, and starting it
This is an easy way to get in, in between
those eighth notes to make it 16 notes.
But you'll get used to it.
Just keep playing around with it.
So if, if you wanna practice,
that's like the third track on scratch
yourself training wheels.
And the beats are, you know, one eighth
One and two and three and four.
Go right in between those.
Or you can, like, do a stab, like two
Two 16 stabs.
Like, right on the one.
And then the rest of them will be, you
know, one eighth.
So what I'm doing is really, on the, on
the one I'm going.
I'm just gonna keep that going.
if you want to get it back on beat you
just hit another 16 note, like-
So you're gonna throw in one 16th note.
And that'll make it like a how do you call
it, like a, sort of like a skip.
It'll be like off beat, on beat, off beat,
on beat.
Well, you know, within that syncopation so
it's not necessarily off beat,
you know what I mean?