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Skratch Lessons: Skratch Techniques 4.1

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what's up scratch nerds this is Alex from
Welcome to my tutorial.
I'm very happy to present you now the
first part of the so
called birthright scratch patterns.
On this topic of the part scratch
techniques I want to present
you scratch nerds, or as inventions of
scratch nerds.
And, my first guest is the Russian, Beat
For Better champion, Chinmachine.
He lives in Saint Petersburg in Russia.
And he's basically
one of the most important turn tablist in
So and in this tutorial.
We tackle or we research some of his
I show some of his routines.
Because he was with me in January.
And, yeah.
I hope you like it.
I hope you like this style.
We see it first a demo of his performance.
And then, let's go
So okay now we came to the first
pattern of this performance.
This is the so called D-Chin scratch,
As the name implies it's
a pattern from D-Styles basically, but
with a little modulation of Chin.
So and this is a D-Chin scratch.
So the following demo now shows how it
sounds like.
Okay, let's tackle the explanation of this
The D-Chin Scratch can be compared with
different forms of famous scratch
techniques [SOUND] Goes like this here.
So, on the one hand,
he's similar to the one forward, two
backward here, because we play.
[SOUND] And then.
[SOUND] But with a special form of
duration and
course concerning the record motion.
This is important.
It means we move the record forward.
This is our start in high motion
[SOUND] Like this, then backwards [SOUND]
With nearly the same pitch and
duration and after this we go into a
reverse drag back.
Which is twice as long as the previous
And we play this with the so called
exponential s curve of the record motion.
Like this,.
[SOUND] Yeah?
That means once again, forward, [SOUND]
On the other hand, we can also say, here's
regards to the record motion like a chirp.
Followed by a subsequently backward drag,
starting with the lower tune and then goes
increasingly more higher.
[SOUND] Yeah?
At all accounts, it's really helpful to
use the thumb
to conduct the movement, yeah?
Like this here [SOUND].
And produce [SOUND] This certain record
motion pattern.
When you got it down try to play it
This is the goal.
So, the crossfader performance is
basically really simple.
We cut to the forward stroke and
the following backward motion each time
with the transformer clicker.
Like this.
[SOUND] This is our start.
And then in direct succession [SOUND]
Follows the exponents here backward
motion and this stroke must be cut with
open close [SOUND] Like this and then.
[SOUND] Yes?
It opens, start and
then close motion to achieve the full
characteristic [NOISE] of the sound.
So once again, [NOISE].
So, at next, another video of Chin to
repeat and
train this pattern in full effect.