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[MUSIC]
All right.
So, we're gonna give you a couple of
exercises for you to get your flow on.
Basically, what I love to hear is
different rhythms, and so
what I mean by rhythms are, say you're
flowing this then you switch a rhythm.
[MUSIC]
Then the other one,
[SOUND]
And, another one?
Maybe, mix it up?
[SOUND]
All right.
So, pretty much playing with at least
three different rhythms, so
you got the listener, like, kinda, like,
intrigued, I guess?
You know?
So, basically,
what I was doing here are sixteenth notes.
[SOUND]
Then, I did, eighth note triplets.
[SOUND]
And, I went to quintuplets.
[SOUND].
One, two, three, four, five.
One, two, three, four, five.
One, two, three, four, five.
So I'm basically dividing the.
The rhythms is the different you know,
numbers.
Like dividing pie into different sections.
You can do that with, with music too.
You can do like sevens.
[MUSIC]
Right?
So, that's like three and four, you know.
One two three, one two three four.
One two three, one two three four.
One two three, one two three four.
One two three, one two three four.
So, that'd be like seven, right?
So, you know, you can mess with those
kinda ideas.
And then, there's also.
Here's a good exercise for you, alright?
Let's break a beat up into 16 notes,
alright?
So then, you have let's see.
How many we got here?
There's four.
One, two, three, four, and back to one,
alright?
Then, you got in the middle here, these
are.
eighth notes
[MUSIC]
These notes, one, and two ,and three, and
four, and you got the sixteenth notes
right here.
Looks like a ruler.
I wonder if the ruler was basically a
musical scale too,
but anyway, that's a whole nother story,
let's practice.
Give me a number L.
>> Five.
>> Five!
Damn, he's already jumping up a hand.
All right.
So, we're gonna do is five notes.
This is gonna be tricky because I'm still
practicing.
One, two, three, four, five.
All right.
One, two, three, four, five.
[SOUND]
And,
this is tricky cuz he gave me a tricky
one.
Then, I would skip that.
Just skip one note, and then start the
five over here.
One, two, three, four, five.
Skip that note.
That sixth note.
And, go to five and one, two, three, four,
five.
Whoa!
That actually landed on that last one.
So, it'd be like one, two, three, four,
five.
One, two, three, four, five. One, two.
Wait.
No, it wouldn't.
It'd be, actually it'd be six notes.
Cuz you're, you're silencing the sixth
note, right?
One, two, three, four, five.
One.
Wait.
One, two, three, four, five.
One, two, three, four, five.
No, wait.
One, two, three, four, five.
One, two, three, four, five.
One, two, three, four.
Okay, that's what, what's going on here.
So, it's like six notes, right?
One, two, three, four, five.
One, two, three, four, five.
One, two, three, four, five.
One, two, three, four, five.
One, two, three, four, five.
So, let's practice that.
[MUSIC]
All right, you get that?
[MUSIC]
>> That's kind of like one way of doing
something.
Just pick a number and kind of draw it out
and practice that.
So, let's, give me another number.
>> Three.
>> Three.
Hard one wanna give me three.
Now, that's actually really hard because.
Well, no, it's actually really not, one,
two, three, four, one, two, three, four.
Whoa.
That is hard because let's see one, two,
three because you are going to skip this
fourth note,.
All right.
This is just one way of doing steps.
Now, let's see.
No wait.
One, two, three.
Okay.
[LAUGH]
Actually,
that's really easy because it's exactly on
beat [LAUGH].
Didn't expect that.
All right?
So, it's like one, two, three, one, two,
three, one, two, three, one, two, three.
All right.
[MUSIC] All right.
So, that's one way of doing that.
And, let's, let's do the three, let's,
let's try this.
This is what you, what else you gotta do.
This is, it's like math, it's, it's all
numbers.
You could be doing this forever.
Right?
Let's, let's do this three over here.
Let's switch it over like, a 16th note.
Let's go right here.
How would this three sound?
All right.
[MUSIC]
So, this is what happens is when I'm
learning a skratch.
I'm gonna learn that skratch in the way it
is and
I'm also gonna shift it over a sixteenth
and see how that scratch sounds like on
a syncopated way of, you know, skratching
that skratch.
So, this, in this way I, I've moved it
over 1/16 note that way a little bit or
shifted it over, you can also shift it
this way.
Let's do that real quick.
And, this is gonna give you different feel
as well.
'Kay, we're gonna take these three notes,
then move it over.
Let's see.
where we moving this over at I'm gonna
shift it over this way, just like that.
All right?
See all that all lines up, all right?
And, if we do, well, if you like, we just
kept going, I'm just saying, you know,
just kind of look at it, so that we can
see how it all goes right?
So, this starts one sixteenth
right before that
[MUSIC]
All right?
So, that's how that would be.
And so, you start getting used to all
these patterns in your head and
you can start flipping stuff all kind of
directions.
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
And
just to, one more number, give me another
number you guys.
Seven.
Seven.
All right.
Let's do seven.
Actually seven is kinda easy because one,
two, three,
four, five, six, seven, am I missing some
where?
Like one, two, three, four, five, six,
seven.
Whoa, space there.
[MUSIC]
Six, seven.
Wait, one, two, three, four, five, six,
seven.
Whoa.
Did I miss something?
Did I miss one, two, three, four, five,
six, seven.
Space one, two, three, four, five, six,
seven space and then it would start again
right there.
One, two, three,four, five, six, seven,
okay, I get it.
Yeah, so that's actually [LAUGH] pretty
easy.
[NOISE] Wait how does it go, one,two,
three, four, five, six, seven.
[MUSIC]
Okay.
[MUSIC]
All right?
So you get the idea of that.
Now.
[SOUND] Let's say, what if we, what if we,
evened out everything and we,
this space right here, we closed the gap
in?
All right.
So let's say we have seven notes here,
well we're gonna do seven notes, in here
all equal.
So it's not gonna match up to all these
because it's gonna be like.
It's going to be evenly seven notes.
So it'll be like one, two, three, four,
five six, seven, right?
So that's going to sound like this.
[MUSIC]
Wait.
[MUSIC]
One,
two, three, four, fiv,e si,x seven, o,ne
t,wo three ,four, five, six, seven, one,
two, three, four, five, six, seven, one,
two, three, four, five, six, seven, one,
two, three, four, five, six, seven, that
one's tricky.
So now I'm doing it evenly spaced without
that gap there, you get that?
Does that.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven.
So it's like a big, I mean,
it's kinda like a more bugged out way of
dividing the number.
But when you say also another thing when
you say seven and
your counting music you don't want to say
seven that adds an extra.
Note in there so we say sev, all right?
One, two, three, four, five, six, sev.
One, two, three, four, five, six, sev.
One, two, three, four, five, six, sev.
One, two, three, four, five, six, sev.
Sometimes you heard,
hear MC's rap like that because they're
going do that little off beat timing but.
That's the way you get that little, you
know, trippy funk and
trippy way of, you know, getting a flow
on.
But anyway, these are just some simple
ideas of how to get your flow on,
and, ways of dividing the beat.
One more number.
L-dog, give me a number.
>> Nine.
>> Nine?
Man, you guys are killing me with these
crazy numbers.
Okay, so we'll do a different way of doing
nine.
You could do it the way how we did it
earlier.
But we're gonna do nine within this two
bar section.
Right? So it'd be like. [MUSIC]
Woo!
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven,
eight, nine.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven,
eight, nine.
One, two, three four, five, six, seven,
eight, nine, one, two, three, four, five,
six, seven, eight, nine, one, two, three,
four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, one,
two ,three, four, five, six, seven, eight,
nine, one, two, three, four, five,
six, seven, eight.
Woo, that's hard.
Okay, so nine.
You don't have to exactly do it as nine,
but
we could do it as, as numbers, all right?
So we're gonna divide 9, also equals.
Give me three numbers that add up to 9.
>> Three three three.
>> Three, three, three?
Wow.
[MUSIC]
Three, three, three.
You're right.
Yeah.
Three numbers'll go into three, so let's
do, let's do three here,
three here, and three here.
Now these threes, what's a combo of a
three?
That would be like a.
[SOUND]
The OG flare.
Oops, that's not an OG flare.
That's an OG flare.
All right, so OG flare, I mix three notes,
one,
two, three, then we'll do three forward.
Three tears forward, and three tears back.
Now, how the hell would that sound?
That, that would make nine notes.
One two three.
One two three.
One two three.
All right?
So let's do that.
[MUSIC]
Again.
There it goes.
[SOUND]
Oh let's do let's do.
This is also three as well.
Just doing two clicks there, alright?
That's pretty sick.
[MUSIC]
Now you get the idea, right?
[MUSIC]
All right?
And you gotta bite your lip down like that
too.
Say, right off with a combo.
Outlaw just invented a new combo, woo.
And Heartridge too.
So, basically, we can go on and on and on
and I could be here all
night talkin' about different combos and
different ways of dividing numbers and
figuring out different flows and
combinations of patterns.
This is just kind of like the, scratching
the surface if you will,
of scratching the record.
[MUSIC]
Do, do, dooks, yeah.
All right?
So have fun with that.
[MUSIC]