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Skratch Lessons: Skratch Techniques 5.2

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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
So okay, first of all I work now.
[SOUND] With the ask switch because this
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.
So, okay.
The idea of this performance, of this
pattern is alternating between a very
accentuated chirp [SOUND] And a slower
[SOUND] Yeah?
So try to master that.
Good way for training is when you start at
first playing only the record motion.
[SOUND] And then.
Without using the cross fader.
This is a good advice for training.
Try to play only [NOISE] the record
And then and as I advise is that you use
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
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.
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.
So and then alternating.
So yeah, we can try it over beat.
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
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
a little bit out of rhythm sometimes, so
we can watch the demo one time, so okay,
now over a beat.
One, two, three, four.
So, the pose is a very good method to
create out of thing or a certain motive.
A given order of motions.
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,
So, a q and a.