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Skratch Lessons: Drumming 2.2

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So, okay.
As a first quarter of measure, like I said
in the beginning,
a quarter consists of four 1-16, which
means we have basically
four different positions for kick drum
before the snare comes in on the two beat.
But, keep in mind we are able to play a
kick drum [SOUND] Also.
In the reverse mode.
[SOUND] Like this, and this allows many
possible playing styles.
But, we start at first with some basics.
It means I play all the key trumps in a
forward motion.
So basic requirements here is to work with
a bass drum snare sample.
I play all the regular motions in a
release mode.
[SOUND] To obtain the same pitch, I play
it on the line fader.
Try to play it on the cross fader and
also, in the hand mode.
To design different pitches, so.
Now variation one.
The first one is where we come in on hip
We place the kick drum on the one beat,
and then the 1-8th rest, and
then the entire key comes in time, and it
goes like this yeah.
So, this is the first quarter of a four
quarter beat.
So and now for demonstration I played over
high hat I will design the third
quarter with a simple hip hop combo.
It goes like.
So that means the first quarter goes like.
And then.
And so over hi hat,
one two, three, four.
So variation one.
Variation two.
It also possible to play the kick drum
Two times.
Then we make a 1-16th rest, and the entire
sample follows.
It goes like this.
[MUSIC] And.
All right?
[SOUND] 3, 4.
So, later in the Q&A,
you can repeat this pattern.
Variation 3.
Yeah this is really simple.
This is basically it's the third quarter
of this whole measure.
That means we play it like Doctor Green
Hello my name is Doctor Green Thumb.
Like this.
So the forward variation is.
More tricky, that means we play now the
kick drum twice, but
we start 1-16th after the one beat.
This is not so easy, that means when we
Two, three, four.
You must play dun dun dish, dun dun dish,
dun dun dish, du dun dish yes.
Kick drum kick drum two times.
After the one beat.
After 1-16.
So, now, the 5th variation is interesting,
because we go now into triplet patterns,
so called triplet mode.
That means,
we divide the first quarter in three parts
with an equal length and place.
The kick drum inside.
It goes like this here.
Hi hat, one, two, three, four.
Yes, this called a triple knot.
So yes, we go now over to the question,
answer section,
related to this first part of the
I will play all variations of a different.
Height arrangements, continuatively in the
simple transcription helps
you to detect the placement of kick drums
within the first quarter.
So yeah, some of the advanced turntablists
may think this is kid stuff right now, but
you can detect a really good drummer by
the dopeness and the rhythmical feeling.
Of even a really simple pattern.
Try to play it on the cross and line-fader
like I said earlier in the beginning.
As well as in ruh, release mode or
completely by hand.