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Skratch Lessons: Several Players 4.2

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[MUSIC]
So okay, we came
now to the bass pattern and the following
except, example here of our guitar sample.
[MUSIC]
This one here.
[SOUND]
This is really comfortable for
our baseline.
Yes?
We use this exception.
[SOUND]
So,
and as you see in the notation indication,
almost all record motion are played in
the release mode, to achieve constantly
unchained ch, constant pitch of the metria
Note hats with the round, or those round
note hats are as an indication for
a release playing mode, and important is
the setting of the poses to
create a harmonic play together with the
drum sequence.
I will explain now the first half of the
first bar, and
then we go further step by step.
So, we start on the one beat,
and play the sample with the length of a
dotted one eighth.
Note as in release.
Yes, open, close.
[SOUND] So after this we silence the sound
to one 16th time value but the record
runs in the mean time further, and then we
play a transformer click on the two beat.
It goes like this here.
[SOUND]
Really simple.
[MUSIC]
So,
then we silence the record one again at
one 16 and then we open the fader.
[MUSIC]
Yeah.
[MUSIC]
[NOISE] So and this one here,
this chronological chronological
positioning is our next start point.
And after we have played this one, [NOISE]
we play a backward motion.
Not so fast.
[NOISE] And we go step by step through the
sample.
This practice conversion is similar to a
technique
which named as baby steps, I hope you know
what I mean.
The technique, which Qbert explained on
the scratch oppidum and
we repeat this activity by going.
Step by step, through the entire bass
sample, like I said.
So when we play it once again, from the
beginning.
[MUSIC]
Yeah?
[MUSIC]
So, over a beat.
1, 2, 3, 4.
[MUSIC]
So it seems really easy, but
the goal is, to play it groovy.
To get into the groove like you must know
bass players are not
so kind of like a soloist or a tricky
player.
They play basically only the groove and
this groove must be dope, must be phat,
to have a nice sound characteristic of the
whole song.
Yeah?
This is a really good exercise I think.
So, I will play this pattern here.
[SOUND]
Play it three times.
And then we go into the closing off.
As the closing off is-
[SOUND]
And then we go.
[MUSIC]
Okay now, finally over beats the whole
sequence.
[MUSIC]
One, two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
And then.
[MUSIC]
So, okay.
This is, this is the bass sequence, and
it's,
it's, the best way to understand how I
play it is when
you follow the notation indication, but
this.
Task, or I will explain the music theory
or the notation in the tutorial, later.
And yeah now it's your turn.
Try to play this playing style over the
beat.
[MUSIC]