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Skratch Lessons: Skratch Techniques 5.2

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[MUSIC]
So okay pattern two.
This phrase is built up by a very famous
scratch techniques and
this is a chirp scratch.
And at first we watch the demo and then we
try to fix
out the trademark of this special
performance.
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
So okay, first of all I work now.
[SOUND] With the ask switch because this
tone.
[SOUND]
Have a nice or really sharp.
[SOUND] Attack and will be comfortable for
the chirp scratch.
And as you could hear we play the chirp
scratch now in different pitches.
So for repeating the chirp is a technique
when you start playing
from the open fader forward motion is the
first step and we close.
[SOUND] And then backward.
[SOUND] And we open.
[SOUND]
So, okay.
The idea of this performance, of this
pattern is alternating between a very
accentuated chirp [SOUND] And a slower
one.
[SOUND] Yeah?
[SOUND]
So try to master that.
Good way for training is when you start at
first playing only the record motion.
[SOUND] And then.
[SOUND]
Without using the cross fader.
This is a good advice for training.
Try to play only [NOISE] the record
motion.
And then and as I advise is that you use
your
thumb to such as a [INAUDIBLE] [NOISE].
To move the record to the beat.
The, when the thumb is in the hand then
you go away from the hand.
[SOUND] And you move the record forward
and
then the same when the thumb go inside the
hand you move the record backward.
And now you can control.
[SOUND] The record motion much better.
Especially for tap performances.
[SOUND]
So okay try to master it.
It's not so easy to achieve the correct
pitching of the sound at all times.
That means you must.
[SOUND] Accentuate it.
[SOUND] [SOUND] Slower one.
[SOUND]
So and then alternating.
[SOUND]
So yeah, we can try it over beat.
[MUSIC]
[SOUND]
[MUSIC]
Okay.
This is it.
Try to master it now.
Now we came to the remarkable trademark of
the phrase.
And this is a pause between every fourth
chirp, yeah?
That means for every two chirp, for
example.
That means we play the alternating
variation accentuated.
[SOUND] [SOUND] Then the slower one and
then you make a one eighth pose, okay?
And that's the reason why the phrase may
sound
a little bit out of rhythm sometimes, so
we can watch the demo one time, so okay,
now over a beat.
[MUSIC]
One, two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
So, the pose is a very good method to
create out of thing or a certain motive.
A given order of motions.
Yeah?
So yeah, I think the idea of playing the
chirp this way
is very cool, quite cool I think, so now
you can.
For instance, closing off for
the sequence to finish your phrase after
two bars, yeah?
It's up to you and your creativ,
creativity.
So, a q and a.
[MUSIC]
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