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[MUSIC]
All right.
We're gonna talk about Rhythms right now.
And rhythms is dividing up the beats into,
into different numbers.
It's all math.
I think we if you guys did the other
video,
you guys probably seen what we did
earlier.
Dividing the beats into eighth notes, 16
notes, quarter notes, whole notes.
So now we're gonna do some other stuff
where we're gonna divide
the beat into like it's moving into
triplets.
All right, so we've got this marker here
that's very dull.
We need to find the other marker, which is
not around but
it's okay because we can still use this.
It's right here, and here's anther one.
Let's do some juggling.
[LAUGH] All right so.
Got this square here, we're gonna divide
this up into four.
[MUSIC]
All right?
One, two, three, four, one two, three,
four, one, two, three, four.
You guys get that, right?
You can also divide this into, if there
was a pie, it would look like that.
If you divide the pie into three, which is
obviously you can do it,
you can divide that.
Like that.
So, it'd be one, two, three, one, two,
three, one, two, three, one,
two three, one, two three, one, two,
three, one, two, three, one.
So, you get the idea?
You divide that into three.
One, two, three.
[SOUND]
All right,
so that's triplet right there, slow as
triplet.
If you wanna divide that into more
triplets of course you could do, one, two,
three, one, two, three, one, two,
three,one, two, three, one, two,
three, one, two, three, one, two, three,
one two, three, one two three.
[SOUND]
Anyway, you get it, those are triplets.
You can also divide it into quintuplets.
What are quintuplets?
Five, right, of course.
So we can divide that into five.
So that would look, I don't have to draw
you guys know.
Five, let's see, five, that would be like,
one, two, three, four, five, right?
One, two, three, four, five, one, two,
three, four, five, one, two, three, four,
five, one, two, three, four, five
[MUSIC]
All right, so, those are quintuplets.
And what you want to do is mess with those
when you're scratching.
All these rhythms mess with the listeners
ear, so you wanna always switch it up.
[MUSIC]
Right?
Right there what I was doing is sevens.
Right?
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven.
One, two, three, four, five.
One, two, three.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven.
One, two, three, four.
One, two, three, four.
One, two, three,
four, five, six, seven, eight.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven,
eight.
You get the idea?
So that's rhythms.
And if anyone asks you about rhythms or
messing with rhythms, you know what it is.
So let's do a little type of division
where it's like give me a number.
>> Seven.
>> Seven.
Give me another number.
>> Four.
>> Six.
>> Four, six, and seven, all right?
So now we're gonna [LAUGH].
>> Three.
>> Three?
That's too much, just give me two numbers.
>> Seven and five.
>> Seven and five, okay.
So we got seven and five okay, I could
just draw lines but
I don't have a ruler right now.
Let's just do seven and five.
So that's gonna be like one, two, three,
four, five, six, seven.
One, two, three, four, five.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven.
One, two, three, four, five.
Now with seven, seven has two syllables in
it, right?
So musicians just say sev, right?
One, two, three, four, five, six, sev,
eight.
One, two, three, four, five, six, sev,
eight.
One, two, three, four, five, six, sev,
eight, right?
Cuz it's, that, if you say seven,
it actually adds a number in the syllables
when you're speaking it.
So we just say sev.
So.
One, two, three, four, five, six, sev.
One, two, three, four, five.
One, two, three, four, five, six, sev.
One, two, three, four, five.
[MUSIC]
All right so that's breaking up that beat
seven to five.
Give me two other numbers.
[MUSIC]
>> Eight and three.
Eight and three, okay.
So, we'll make this an eight, we'll make
that a three.
[MUSIC]
So eight and three, all right.
How would that go?
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven,
eight, one, two, three, one, two,three,
four, five, six, seven, one, two.
[SOUND]
Wait.
[SOUND]
I'm lost right now, wait.
[SOUND]
Had to break it down real simple.
It's like what?
How you do that?
Well yeah so.
All these combos and everything can go
into these type of divisions.
So let's say a three would be what is this
now?
OG Flare is three.
One, two, three.
[SOUND]
So let's do, let's do the same thing.
Eight and three.
Whats a combo?
Name a scratch.
>> Prizm.
>> A Prizm?
Prism is six notes though.
So let's just do this.
I don't know if I can pull this off but
let's see here.
You got a prizm here.
Right?
[MUSIC]
Then this is gonna be an OG Flare.
So prism, since this is six notes, OG
Flare is three notes.
We need to add two notes to this to make
it eight.
A chirp would be two notes.
So two plus six is eight.
And that is three right there.
Whoo, that's, [LAUGH].
Let's try that out.
So chirp to prizm.
[MUSIC]
Okay,
so that would be a chirp prizm, right?
Then we need to go to OG Flare man.
[MUSIC]
[LAUGH] You get the idea, right?
[MUSIC]
So
from this you can do an infinity of junk
nice stuff.
Cool stuff.
Crazy stuff.
With this idea of messing with rhythms.
All right?
Rhythms are like a really big thing for
like jazz artists that I really love.
Like Louis Armstrong was big on rhythms.
[SOUND]
And
he likes to play like that, which is
really big on rhythms.
Jazz musicians love rhythms and dividing
the notes into all these weird numbers.
And this is just a basic
idea of how you can mess the scratch
techniques with different numbers and
to this type of formula of dividing beats.
All right?