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Skratch Lessons: Several Players 3.3

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okay, as next we go over to the solo parts
of the guitar player, my aim is not to
explain the single pattern in detail, but
I will try to outline the basics or
the performance and then it will be your
turn to find some other variations.
As you could hear in the demo of the song,
I've played two different guitar patterns.
Within the first pattern, I operate on the
line fader.
To enable, soft fade in and fade out.
And the performance is basically
comparable to the one forward,
two backward tear.
That means the first movement is-
[SOUND] This one.
[SOUND] Yeah?
Important is that I don't divide the
backward stroke, and
two motions as the one forward, two
backward tear but
rather I only play one record movement.
[SOUND] The slower motion intensity.
Here's an, I fade basically all this in a
time value for one sixteenth.
I will play it for you.
So first you tap it in.
One, two, three, four.
Yes basically really simple, further more,
it's had some additional notes.
And the closing off is the release of the
entire sample on this free beat
of the second measure.
And after this I play basically the same,
once again.
With another tone, this is this one here.
Okay, this is it.
Additionally, I scratch the center
ring too of our, of our seven inch records
here, this is on my platter.
[SOUND] To create this-
[SOUND] Vibrato effect, this is funny I
And then-
So okay, the second part will be a bit
more tricky.
We use for this-
Not the,
not the first two tones of the guitar.
We use after this, aw yeah.
This is for the second guitar pattern, our
sound matria.
And we start basically with scratching
dotted one eight time value before the one
And cuts the sound two times with the
transformer and
one sixteen before we open the fader.
That means we start-
[SOUND] Here.
Now overbeat.
One, two, three.
This our first groove, three.
Basically really simple.
Important is the start point of one eighth
time where you dotted one eighth sorry,
before the one beat.
And I play here,
where I cut the sound with two
this is basically the characteristic
trademark of the whole pattern, this-
then we go into the one beat and perform,
This trademark here, and
which means that we play the back motion
in a given pitch by hand.
[SOUND] Can try different variations.
So and as you could read out from the
notation indication, I repeat this lag
motif also on the following following one
beat of the top sequent measure.
And once again over beat.
[NOISE] Three, four.
This is basically the pattern as a
remaining part of the entire sequence is
basically a mix down of the previous
pattern that means-
>> Yeah, this is always one forward, two
backward motion.
>> And you can try different variations.
So it's up to you, yeah?
Try to create the sweep auto effect with
the centering tool for
seven inch records, this is.
[NOISE] Always a good method to-
[NOISE] Yeah, to be [NOISE] more creative
in the set.
Yes and okay.
I think this is it.
Now it's up to you to find out your
personal style for
blues scratching with these guitar