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Skratch Lessons: Speed Bumps

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All right, so check out this scratch right
This is like the importance of tear.
So when you get your tear scratches, for
all you guys, I always say,
you gotta get your tears.
The movement of the record.
Those are tears, right?
The little pause staccato things going on
with the record.
Anyway, this little swirl.
That comes from one forward, two back.
All right.
So those are important.
So I'm gonna show you this little scratch
we call speed bumps.
Because it is, like these little micro
tears in there.
And you know, it's this little flick
within a regular flare, so this is like a.
That's like a OG flare,
but I'm gonna throw in like little, small,
tiny tears in between there,
but the same movements on the fader.
Anyway, so let's break that down see what
the heck I'm doing.
So, and once I've said, the importance of
tear, is you gotta get those tears in
there so you can These little flickety
things come out of nowhere sometimes.
It's like, oh, what is that?
And it's just your hand starts doing that
after a while, because you're so
used to doing all these [NOISE] all these
little tears.
Anyway, so, so what that is is, let's try
to break it down.
It's really hard to do it slow, because
it's a flick, but-
[SOUND] Let's try it.
All right, let's see what that is.
If this works.
That's not a good color.
So this would be, 'kay, this is what,
this is the regular flare here, right?
See I'm doing one of these flares right
One, two, three.
[SOUND] That's two forward.
[SOUND] All right?
Anyway, for those
of you who know what a flare is, this
class is for the advanced guys anyway.
So what I'm doing here, is I'm throwing
this little tear right in here.
So this is gonna equal, let's see.
One, two, three, four.
It's gonna equal four notes.
I'm doing a little, a little tear here.
So I'm doing a one,
two, that's this little thing right here.
Oh, I can't do it with that.
Right there.
See what it sounds like without the fader.
So I'm just doing two four du-du, then
chip, and then [SOUND] All
All right that's all I'm doing.
Let's draw that bigger
to really understand.
I'm just doing two little tears, beep,
right there,
and then I continue on and do that end
And that's, that's two clicks right there.
So it's like-
That's all I'm doing.
That's why we call this scratch a speed
Cuz there's a little.
Did it right there, makes it.
Who is it?
you can add all those extra clicks at the
I'm just trying to show the little
importance of learning tears all right?
Speed bumps.