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Skratch Lessons: Drumming 5.2

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[MUSIC]
Okay, righty, right,
now we rise up the skill level, and
try to play a very popular drum scratching
performance, that I have used very
often for demonstration purposes in my
other tutorials, it goes like this here.
[MUSIC]
Yeah, we play constantly, yeah,
on the crossfaders and transformer.
And now I have prepared another
soundscape,
in a three quarter time signature it goes
like this here.
[MUSIC]
One, two, three, one, two, three, one,
two, three, one, two, three.
One, two, three, one, two.
[MUSIC]
Three one two three.
[MUSIC]
So okay,
now follows the explanation of this drum
scratching performance.
I'm going to explain the record motion
only at first.
Further, we will go over to the crossfader
sequence and finally.
We will put all things together.
So the drum pattern goes like this.
[MUSIC]
We play the kick drum.
[MUSIC]
As we release and then move the record.
[MUSIC]
Twice as long back to the start point
of the kick drum.
[MUSIC]
Yeah, like this.
[MUSIC]
So
it's basically the same as a release
[MUSIC],
then a backward drag, and after it,
we let the bass drum rim shot combo play
[MUSIC].
But now, it's important that the rimshot
sounding exactly.
[MUSIC]
On yeah, the snare position.
But now we count one, two, three, that
means the snare sounds on the three.
[MUSIC]
That means one, two, three, yeah?
[MUSIC]
One, two, three.
So, after the rimshot or the snare we move
the record back to the start point until
we arrive at the unision of the base drum
[MUSIC]
To repeat the pattern, and yeah,
now it's counting, it's important it
means,
you must count; one two three, one two
three, one two three, one two three.
Yes?
This is the goal.
The crossfader performance.
Is simple, or it's clear I think.
We cut every record motion constantly in a
given time where you've 1-16 and
I believe that the tweedle, would be the
best shoe choice.
[MUSIC]
Choose for this.
[MUSIC]
But you can.
[MUSIC]
Also use the normal trans former scratch.
Yes?
[SOUND] So now follows a little Q&A.
That means I play the pattern four times,
and then.
It's your turn.
Okay, righty, right.
[MUSIC]
One, two, three, one, two, three, one,
two, three, one, two, three, one, two,
three, one, two,
three, one, two, three, one, two, three,
one, two, three.
One, two, three, one, two, three.
Two, three.
One, two, three.
One, two, three.
[MUSIC]
One, two, three, one, two, three, one,
two, three.
[MUSIC]
One, two, three, one, two, three.
[MUSIC]
Okay, guys.
So far so good.
We will go over now to the third pattern.
And at first, a little demo.
I add my sound scape here.
[MUSIC]
And play this sequence for you.
[MUSIC]
Okay?
So, and
as you could probably realize it's
basically, a constant step performance.
[MUSIC]
All rhythm notes in a 1-16 time value.
And I cut all this record motions.
[MUSIC]
By the transformer clicker.
[MUSIC]
Or the tweddle if you prefer.
So it goes likes this.
We start on the one beat.
[MUSIC]
By playing the kick drum and then we go.
[MUSIC]
With every following note.
[MUSIC]
Through the distance between
kick and snare, or rim shot in this case.
Till we arrive the unision yeah?
[MUSIC]
So let's try it.
[MUSIC]
You count, one, two, three, four, five.
One, two, three, four, five.
[MUSIC]
Okay?
So, after playing the snare, we go all the
way back to the kick drum.
[MUSIC]
It means we play, one, two, three,
four, five.
And then.
[MUSIC]
An additional backward motion, and
we are at the unison of the kick drum, and
we repeat the pattern, okay?
It's not so easy, as it seems to keep in
time of a three quarter time signature.
And it would take some time to master it
completely.
[MUSIC]
It must go like this here.
[MUSIC]
One, two, three.
One, two, three.
One, two, three.
One, two, three.
Okay, I hope you got it down.
So traditionally we do now a little Q&A.
I play this pattern four times, and then
it's your turn and let's go.
[MUSIC]