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Skratch Lessons: Skratch Techniques 3.2

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three motion pattern, we got we got into
the definition of the triplet pattern.
We start now to consider which popular
scratch techniques produces three tones,
so, or includes three movements whether on
the fader or the record movement.
Very popular examples are tears.
In fact, one forward, two backward tear.
Or two forward, one backward tear.
the convention of performance goes as
There was one forward, two backwards.
And when we play it in the triplet mode it
goes like this here.
One and, and two and, and three and, and
four and, and one and, and two, and, and
three and, and four and.
It's the same for the two forward, one
The conventional way.
So and now in the triplet mode,
one and, and two and, and three and, and.
So now we can incorporate the transformer
And we obtain dicing patterns.
It means.
For the one forward, two backward.
And now for the two forward, one backward.
Goes like this.
So another very important techniques, is
the two clicker or
rather the two click orbit.
That means is basically crossfader
which consists of three movements.
The first is closing, then tapping, and
then opening.
So two click orbit, it's basically.
Played on the forward motion.
And then.
The norm practical conversion goes like
this, or can be played in different ways.
And normal version is.
Or you can play it subsequently.
In the triplet mode, it goes like follows.
Like this here.
Ah-woop-dop, Ah-woop-dop, Ah-woop-dop,
Ah-woop-dop, Ah-woop-dop,
Ah-woop-dop, Ah-woop-dop, Ah-woop-dop,
So counting is very important.
One and a two and a one and a two and a,
So a piece of advice from my side.
The stop point, concerning the record
motion, is always on the one beat or
as a two beat.
So it means one, two, one,
two, one, two, one, two.
So the acoustical impression of a triplet
pattern results
only from the crossfader performance.
That means.
We play one two one two one two.
And then we incorporate the crossfader.
Okay, over a beat.
So, important cross fader performance.
Counting, important.
So, another very famous technique also
modified by the two clicker performance on
the cross fader, is, is original flare.
He includes also three movements, but now,
but now we must sub
divide the record motion and the cross
fader performance in an even duration.
So this could sound as follows.
So this is the,
is the conventional way of the original
So now in the triplet mode.
Okay, I hope you got it.
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