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Skratch Lessons: Drumming 4.2

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So now we came to the break which
he played in the performance after or at
the four bar.
So that means [NOISE].
When I play the whole sequence,
yeah, this is, [NOISE] with the snare, so
in combination with four finger click,
four finger crab.
But this is simple, but extremely dope.
The correct timing of this break during
the drum scratching
pattern is not so easy.
[NOISE] What he does is playing the snare
on the four beat of the four bar in
correspondence with a transformer click.
[SOUND], the forward and then he goes
into [SOUND], a four finger grab [SOUND].
By moving the record back twice as long.
[SOUND] ,.
So and then directly after, [NOISE] the
snare follows on, once again,
and afterwards the transition to the
[SOUND], one beat.
Yeah, that means I played the entire
You can, try to play it in other ways or
other playing strategies.
[SOUND] ,.
But this is the main [SOUND],
concept of this break section.
So, try it.
So okay, to derive some variations from
his performance.
We will observe different parts of the
four quarter time signature.
And modulate some material from it.
We start with the first part of the
measure, and
incorporate different playing strategies
related to the cross fader motion.
As I said in the beginning, you play,
basically it's an original motif
transformed on the one16 time wheel and
there are many possibilities to [SOUND],
incorporate in this part.
So from the kick drum to the snare,
this first quarter, there are lots of
playing strategies possible to
incorporate different cross fader
and yeah, let's have a look at the
following demo to have a first clue.
I hope you like it, what I do here is
cutting the first quarter instead of four.
Now six times.
In musical language it's called a six
toner And
that means we play all the segments, I
mean, here the base drum and
snare [NOISE] on the conventional
It's original pattern.
And cut now the distance between-
The kick and
the snare six times with the transformer
Goes like his here.
Once again.
So when you got it down,
you can try to switch between the original
motif and this new playing strategy.
Yeah, now again a little Q & A for your
self training.
[SOUND] So I play it one bar and then you
can repeat it.
So one, two, three, four.
Two, three, four.