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Skratch Lessons: Music Theory 2.4

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[MUSIC]
Now I'll
show you how to write down 16 pauses.
At the beginning of this example you see
four 16 notes, four hats,
four necks, tied together with two lines.
Then, you see four time almost new sign.
It's four backslashes and
each of the backslashes do have two little
thingies on top of them.
Those are four sixteenths pauses.
You remember the eighth pauses are back
slashes with one thingy.
And again, you can kind of tie that
together,
it makes it a little easier to read it.
If you wanna have four sixteenth breaks.
You have four of those break signs and
you just underline it twice [SOUND] so we
know that's a package of four.
Here we have four sixteen notes tied
together.
If just repeat this all the time we have
one, two, three, four.
One, two, three four.
One, two, three, four.
Straight sixteenths, no breaks.
Now our first variation of sixteenths.
I have three sixteenths note, and the
fourth is a sixteenth pause.
So it is note, note, note, pause, in
sixteenths.
I'm gonna clap it.
One, two, three, four.
One, two, three, four.
One, two, three, four.
It's three sixteenths clapped.
And the fourth sixteenth is a pause.
One, two, three, four.
One, two, three, four.
One, two, three, four.
One, two, three, four.
One, two, three, four.
A new variation of sixteenths, note,
pause, note, note.
Note, pause, note, note.
If I count to sixteenths, would be one,
two, three, four.
But I'm gonna count the quarters.
One, two, three, four.
One.
[SOUND] two, three, four.
One, two, three, four.
[SOUND]
[SOUND]
In this example,
the 16th pause is gonna be on the third
16th.
If I count four 16ths, I have note, note,
pause, note.
Tock, tock, tock.
One, two, four.
I count in a whole bar, and then I clap
this.
One, two, three, four.
One.
[SOUND] two, three, four.
Just one quarter would be, one.
[SOUND] Because in the background, now I'm
gonna count to sixteenths.
One, two, three, four.
One, four.
Again, I count in a whole bar, and then I
clap it again.
One, two, three four.
One, two, three, four.
Now we gonna start with the break.
If those are the four-sixteenth, first is
a break, and the second, third,
and fourth are notes.
So it is.
Tock tock tock.
Tock tock tock.
Always on the count, if I count the
quarters, there's a break.
But, the sixteenths two, three, and four
are gonna be clapped.
I count in one bar.
One, two, three, four.
One.
[SOUND] two.
[SOUND] three.
[SOUND] four.
[SOUND] One.
[SOUND] two.
[SOUND] three.
[SOUND] four.
[SOUND] And now we're gonna have two
sixteenth breaks.
In this example.
If this is the sixteen, one, two, three,
four.
I have a note here.
I have a pause on two and three, and I
have a note on four.
I count to 16 in clapping for one time.
One, two, three, four.
One, two, three, four.
And now I count in a whole bar, and then I
clap two bars.
One, two, three, four.
[SOUND] One, two, three, four.
One, two, three, four.
Now we have two sixteenths clap, two
sixteenths pause.
Clap, clap, pause, pause.
I count in one bar.
One, two, three, four.
One.
[SOUND] two.
[SOUND] three.
[SOUND] four.
One, two, three, four.
If it helps, maybe here you count one and
two and three and four and, then loop it.
One, and two, and three, and four.
And one, and two, and three, and four,
and.
>> Hey, what's up, guys?
Yeah, this is it.
This was a lesson with Martin Baumgardner
And
I think this is very helpful, because you
have now sufficient knowledge,
previous knowledge through which we can go
at within the next tutorial.
Into the s notation, yeah, then start my
part.
I will explain how to transcribe all the
scratch patterns or
drum scratching patterns, basically all
methods of this
transcription method, methodology for
turntableism, and also I wanna give you.
Some helpful hints to create your own
sequences, yes?
Okay, I hope you see us.
Bye, bye.
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