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Skratch Lessons: Skratch Techniques 2.2

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So righty right.
Now we came to the first basic movement on
the line fade out.
And like I said, in the beginning, it's
important to follow a structure approach.
This is necessary or
this is the reason why I started out with
some basic movements at first.
And the first is the so called fade in
fade out.
It means we fade in the sound at first and
we must move the right fader to start
It's this one here.
We fade in, and we fade out.
So when we incorporate a simple baby
scratch that means on the forward,
we fade in.
And on the backward we fade out, yes?
So this tech,
as technique's hand performance is based
or which is compared to the,
to the sharp scratch yeah, when you play
on the regular mode.
It means the thumb raise the volume.
And the four finger.
[SOUND] Lowers the volume, yes?
So when you play this.
[SOUND] You can also minimize the volume
of this technique, yes?
So we look first at this table here.
So the acoustic result is similar to the
slice scratch, yes?
This is awesome pattern because
the slice is when you play on the regular
open, close, open, close.
And basically when you play noises and
compare this to the slice, we do the same.
That means, open, we raise the volume, and
then we close, okay?
So, now the Q and A section and you can
practice your performance step by step.
So and then go faster and faster and yeah,
try it to do some variations.
All right, all right, I hope you got it.
And now we came to the converse mode of
the line fader performance,
that means fade out, fade in, performance.
Logically now we start with the line fader
is, it's the highest point.
This one here.
So now our first move is to fade out with
the four finger and
then, fade in with the thumb.
So, in correspondence with the baby
scratch, that means forward,
[SOUND], like this and then, [SOUND], yes?
So and then try to minimize the volume.
Like I said, it's the first variation.
So, and this techniques from the hand
performance base is which is
comparable to the slide switch, that means
we move the record forward and
reduce the volume as we reduce the volume
with the forefinger like this,
and then we move the record back and raise
up the volume with the thumb again,
so it's like the slice.
But please note, the acoustical result is
now similar to the sharp scratch,
because first we lower the sound [NOISE],
and then we raise up the volume again.
At the sharp we do the same, basically,
but we cut.
That means at first.
[SOUND] Like this, and then.
So this is it, this is another basic
movement on the line fader.
Now the demo.
And last but not least the QA section for
you to practice and learn this technique.