This is a public version of the members-only Hip-Hop Scratch with DJ Qbert, at ArtistWorks. Functionality is limited, but CLICK HERE for full access if you’re ready to take your playing to the next level.

These lessons are available only to members of Hip-Hop Scratch with DJ Qbert.
Join Now

Skratching
 ≡ 
Battles
 ≡ 
Digital Applications
 ≡ 
Training Dojo

In this section, you can have call and response sessions with experienced skratch djs. They'll skratch the questions, and you skratch the answers. Here, you can try to copy them or just freestyle. Try out the skratches you've learned and put them together in your own way. It's that easy!

When you get better, you can post your own call and response "sessions" for the training dojo so that others can skratch along with you too!

 ≡ 
Beat Juggling
 ≡ 
Setup & Gear
 ≡ 
Helpful Hints
 ≡ 
Guest Professors
 ≡ 
30 Day Challenge
 ≡ 
+Music
 ≡ 
«Prev of Next»

Skratch Lessons: Drumming 4.3

Lesson Video Exchanges () submit video Submit a Video Lesson Study Materials () This lesson calls for a video submission
Study Materials
information below
Lesson Specific Downloads
Play Along Tracks
Backing Tracks +
Written Materials +
Additional Materials +
Close
resource information below Close
Collaborations for
resource information below Close
Submit a video for   
Skratch

This video lesson is available only to members of
Hip-Hop Scratch with DJ Qbert.

Join Now

information below Close
Information
 ≡ 
Course Description
 ≡ 

This page contains a transcription of a video lesson from Hip-Hop Scratch with DJ Qbert. This is only a preview of what you get when you take Skratch Lessons at ArtistWorks. The transcription is only one of the valuable tools we provide our online members. Sign up today for unlimited access to all lessons, plus submit videos to your teacher for personal feedback on your playing.

CLICK HERE for full access.
X
X
X
[MUSIC]
So okay,
another way is to incorporate now, the
fourth finger crab into the first quarter.
That means, we cut the bass drum.
At first with the transformer click, and
then the four finger crab follows by
playing the backward motion to the start
point, or to the snare and
goes like [SOUND]
And then additionally a transformer.
[MUSIC]
Yes?
[MUSIC]
So a little Q&A for you, I play it.
One bar and then it's your turn.
[SOUND]
One, two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
[SOUND]
[MUSIC]
So, okay, and
this is basically a really simple idea and
you can derive some other
variations yeah only by a one simple
consideration, or a questioning.
That means what types of cross fader
performances can I incorporate.
[SOUND] Within the first quarter of the
measure, so, for instance.
[SOUND] Between the kick drum and the
following snare, and you will always
obtain another acoustical result, and the
most important fact is that you train.
Different types of playing strategies or
combinations of record and
cross fade emotions that means.
[SOUND] That it's basically.
[SOUND] Only a record motion.
Yeah, you can.
Plays this sequence also with fresh tone
over the R and that was a, a,
the goal is to incorporate different types
of
crossfader performances.
You can also incorporate two click Flare.
I can't play it so well, we must ask Dj
Qbert.
Forward, and yeah that's a goal.
So, okay variation 3.
We derive another playing strategy
by modulating the second and the third
quarter of.
It's a measure, but this time we do, so by
changing the record motion, yeah?
We will start playing the pattern in the
conventional way at first,
until we arrive the two beat and basically
we play at the original motive.
Now, from this point,
three baby scratcher until we have arrive
the following a kick drum.
And now we play the one forward, two
backward tear two times,
and move the record [SCRATCHING] bit by
bit to the bass drum on the three end.
That means when I play it.
Without the crossfader.
[MUSIC]
Yeah?
[SOUND] Once again.
[MUSIC]
I incorporate now the crossfader.
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
So when it sounds different
to the original pattern, yeah?
For comparison, I start playing it first.
So, for the, for the first part, the
original motion And then I go into.
The third variation by playing the one
forward two backward tear
[MUSIC]
Once again.
[MUSIC]
Yeah?
This is it [SOUND]
So, it is also possible to
incorporate different techniques into this
variation.
So the distance between the second and the
third part, quarter.
So a really tricky combo is will be to
play the prism scratch.
[SOUND] Instead of this.
One forward, two back for test.
Two times.
He has a scratchers basically consist also
of six motions.
It means at first one forward, two back,
forward and then.
[SOUND] Two forward.
[NOISE] One backward.
Yeah.
[MUSIC]
Pattern without using the crossfader.
[NOISE] Yeah.
Once again.
[MUSIC]
So, in then you must incorporate the So
to obtain the prism scratch.
Okay.
So at the moment it will be overkill to
analyze all the possible playing
strategies at once and yeah, let's go over
to the next variation.
So let's stay at the one forward, two
backward tear, or
rather, the distance between the two beat
and the following kick drum.
As everybody knows, the combo [NOISE] of
one forward, two backward tear [NOISE].
Consists of three movements, yes?
[SOUND] So,
in the the tutorial Scratch Techniques
Three I spoke about triplet pattern.
And we can also use this playing mode for
the present invention.
That means we play the tear in a triplet
note
three times till we come to the following
kick drum.
Yes, and then on the four beat with the
snare.
So and now, the demo to show what I mean.
[MUSIC]
So I hope you got it, or you understand
the idea.
Now step by step the practice conversion
at first without using the cross-fader
That means we start in the conventional
way, kick drum, move the record back.
To the start point of the snare, and now
follows the triplet pattern.
That means the one forward, two backward
tear three times, but.
[SOUND]
Yes?
[MUSIC]
[SOUND]
Okay?
So, now in combination with the
crossfader.
[SOUND]
So it's not so easy.
It's really tricky, but when you've got it
down and you.
Got it into the groove.
You became a wonderful variations.
And yeah, this is it for now, my friends.
I hope you liked this tutorial.
And I'm looking forward to see some
variations worked out by you.
And yeah, my last words are try to
combine all this different variations to
create a really.
Nice drum scratching performance.
Okay.
Bye, bye.
[MUSIC]