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Skratch Lessons: Drumming 1.2

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[MUSIC]
Okay,
a very important requirement before you
start drum scratching is analyze of
the time value of your segments which
commonly runs in a given or
is we call it duration.
To show what it means, we work with
base drum snare combination from the
needle thrasher record, volume one.
From the famous DJ Qbert and
there are lots of [NOISE] nice combos on
it, on it.
And this succession, this bass drum, snare
succession has a fixed time variable, and
it's bass drum, snare most of the time.
One eight but this depends on the playing
tempo.
Let's say we want to play in a tempo of 95
bpm so
we add a height over this, this is my drum
computer.
So okay.
And when I let the combo play.
[SOUND]
It fits not so
good it sounds a little bit added mic as
though and
this is and makes it necessary to change
the tempo.
[MUSIC]
So this is much better, I think.
[MUSIC]
Okay and this is it.
Okay, another very interesting style is
when the kick drum sounds a one
eight before the snare comes in snare
comes in.
So, that means we're exactly with the same
type of percussion sequence and
we can execute this time value when we
slow down the pattern.
In this case, with 50%.
And now we change the time where you,
of the successions of the segments depends
on the playing tempos.
That means, when I let the high hat play.
[MUSIC]
Like this here.
And now I play.
So, comparing to this one.
So, in this case we hear.
The snare and now.
[SOUND]
The snare doesn't come in.
So, but this allows another playing style.
And this playing style means that we
set the kick drum to one eight before the
snare comes in okay like this here.
Okay?
So, very important.
Different forms of playing styles depends
on the setting of
the duration or the tempo of the drum
segments and
the tempo of the playing mode of the high
hat, for example.
So, so once again, set up your correct
timing of assemble,
before you start scratching.
[MUSIC]