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Skratch Lessons: Drumming 2.4

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okay, I hope you're training with the QA
section was successful.
As an next, it's a backwards motion, or in
other words E tone into the first quarter.
It means we play now, also, this kick in
reverse mode, and
the turntable is the only instrument that
can create such a sound characteristic,
and this trademark makes it unique from
other percussion instruments.
This is really important, I think.
So the aim of the following performances
is to produce a base for different record
motion patterns that can further involve
various fader techniques, okay?
This is I am my aim.
So and keep in mind we focus on basics
only at the moment.
And later tutorials I will augment this
basic with some
complicated cross fader patterns.
So that means we are now.
And variation six and this is very
The comfortable way to play a reverse baby
scratch two times and
then we let the sample play.
This is really important basics.
It means we play.
[NOISE] Yes.
[NOISE] And we have designed the first
So the third quarter, I play it.
I can then first part of the tutorial.
[NOISE] And the entire sequence goes like
Over a hi hat, two, three, four.
Okay now we came to the seventh variation.
We play once again where we start with the
reverse baby scratch on the one beat,
but then we make a one 16th rest and then
follows the entire sample.
It goes like this here.
Yeah, we play it, pop pop, and
then sharp rest.
And then-
So over hi hat two, three, four.
So now the eighth variation the following
pattern is made by starting with the
reverse baby scratch once again,
but a one 16 time where you after the one
This is not so simple.
Then follows the entire sample.
That means we must count one, two, three,
You start not at the one beat, you start
one 16 after.
It's hard to explain, it's better to hear
Mm-hm, one, two, three, four.
Yeah, this is not so easy.
So, the ninth variation is simple.
We start with a baby scratch on the one
Then we make a one 16 rest to, you know,
to pose basically, basically, and then
follows the entire sample.
Goes like this, here.
I think this is absolutely simple.
But try it, and use it for
your basics, okay?
To create a great bass and drum techniques
and to variate,
and try to play in more complicated
patterns and yes.
So variation 10, now we go a little bit
more in detail and for the 1 16 rest.
Of the previous pattern, with an
additional kick drum.
This is now not so easy.
That means we start with the baby scratch-
Then we play a kick drum-
And then the entire sample-
Over a hi hat, two, three, four.
This is cool.
So now we start with the kick drum.
Then the baby scratch and then the entire
symbol, okay?
We change the previous pattern a little
So what that means, kick drum, then baby
scratch, and then this-
Hi hat two, three, four.
So variation 12 follows now.
And now we involve a really important
trademark of drum scratching pattern.
And this is the tears.
Yes, we involve now tears into the first
In this case we start with a two forward
and one backward tear.
And then the entire samples.
That means two forward one back forward is
basically this here.
[SOUND] Notice my kick drum back away.
My kick drum is away.
[SOUND] Here's my kick drum.
So that means two forward.
Like this, then back m Like this.
Yeah, two forward-
[SOUND] Like this, then backward,.
[SOUND] And then, and has empathy.
Over high hi hat two, three, four.
So try it.
Now the oh, this is one of the most
popular playing styles in drum scratching.
Is when you start with a kick.
Then we move the record back.
But twice as long and the lower motion
That means-
I think everybody know this type of
pattern, and, yeah, over hi hat.
Two, three, four.
Okay, and this is basics.
Because when I invoke now the cross fader
We can create such a pattern.
So about late and later tutorials.
So as a last variation for
now is done by starting with a one
followed by a two backward table.
And then the entire sample follows like
It is basically the same,
like the previous pattern that we played.
Now forward, then two records and this
Okay, I think this is it.
So okay, okay, okay, this is enough for
I believe that you got some helpful
insights on designing the first quarter
and fourth quarter beat, the next step is
to involve the cross fader.
Like I said, and this will be the content
of one of
my upcoming tutorials relating to the
drumming part.
Now enjoy the second Q and A part, and
yeah, watch out for the transcription.
It helps you to memorize all different
try to play all different variations,
because and so you can augment your
basics of drum scratching and you are able
to play complicated patterns.
So, enjoy.
See yah, Alex.