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Skratch Lessons: Several Players 4.4

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okay, let's go over to the solo guitar
which is divided into two main parts.
You have seen this in the demo and I work
always with, the very first beginning of
the sample, [SOUND]
This is the sample one,
which you can download it.
FX1, they are different variations, and
yeah, like I said,
I believe Rockwood's very first beginning
of the sample,
This is our first part,
[SOUND] So but you can transfer this same,
or the same record and cross fader pattern
on another part of the guitar samples too.
That means [SOUND]
This is
the first main part [SOUND] [NOISE] Yeah,
you can use
different [NOISE] chronologic positionings
I made with the very first beginning so
yeah the result is when you play it in
chronological positionings you,
will get always a different acoustical
impression and
this the goal Part one, the first part is
basically a two click
performance, but the rhythmical
of this technique is very important as
We start with a one sixteenth E tone to
open the fader.
And so then we go into a really fast two
click orbit.
That means we start.
[SOUND] This one and then.
Yeah, but really fast.
Once again, one sixteen e-tone backward
Open, then.
Two clicker forward.
Two clicker backward.
And then we let the sample play, yeah?
This is basically also the idea of the
delayed play.
That means, we don't start at the one beat
with the two click and
[SOUND] We start at one sixteen after,
that means.
[SOUND] This is our one sixteen step and
then [SOUND]
So and now I play it over a beat.
So one, two, three, four,
yeah so and as you have heard
it plays a two clicker
[SOUND] And this one [SOUND] The last one
is placed on the two beat, yeah?
So then, we go further.
Then follows a one sixteen pose and we
repeat exactly the same.
Motion but, we play a one sixteen after
the four beat,
the second tone of symmetry, a simple open
close motion on the cross fader,
so that means, yeah, once again
So, once again,
the first put down is placed on the one
With the one 16 beat one.
Then a one 16 pause, to same once again.
And then this tone here.
Once again.
And the whole phrase of this sorta guitar
playing must be played three bars long.
And finally it's a four bar with executed
two click over it, two times.
Subsequently, to create something like a
closing off or
a finishing of whole pattern.
That means, I play it without the beat.
The first bar.
Second [SOUND]
Yeah and then we [SOUND] This is for
the four bar, and this is our whole
So finally,.
Once again
one, two, three, four
So sorry for my playing style, but
my thumb is a little weak today, I think.
So, and I hope you got it.
Try it and, yeah, try it with different
chronological positionings,
try it with the other variations of the
By, the different effects.