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Skratch Lessons: Skratch Techniques 6.2

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[MUSIC]
>> So
okay, now we came to the four-three-four
group and this is, the clover tear,
this is another method to arrange the
order of four record motion
as one sequence and as you probably know
here we play two forwards.
[SOUND] And subsequently two backwards.
[SOUND] Yeah?
To arrive the start point.
And to repeat.
[SOUND]
Yeah?
So here's a piece of advice.
Use the thumb, this one here,
[SOUND] to conduct the record motion.
This is very helpful, for when you watch
some videos of Qbert you see,
[SOUND] or this that also he works.
[SOUND] With the thumb, yeah?
[SOUND] This is really helpful So, and now
please train this as a tablet
version by executing the following Q and
A, enjoy.
[MUSIC]
So, the next possible arrangement of four
record motions by starting with the
forward motion is.
[SOUND] Note, note, note, key tone.
Or with other words, forward, forward,
forward, backward.
To ensure that we arrive after the last
stroke at the start point, so that we can
repeat the whole sequence, we must play
[SOUND] The last backward motion.
[SOUND] At a very high motion speed, yeah?
[SOUND]
One two three tack.
[SOUND]
So it's comfortable when you
train this at first, in the regular
rhythm.
[SOUND]
Yeah.
And then, when you get it down, go into
the tablet version.
So the Q&A will help you to master this
sequence.
[MUSIC]
So okay now we arrange the order as
follows.
We play.
[SOUND] Note, note, key tone, note.
Or with other words forward, forward,
backward, forward.
So but our goal is when we play it in, in
the regular mode.
[SOUND] Forward, forward.
Key tone [SOUND] Forward.
And when you see my marker here.
It is now in this positioning.
Our goal is now, to create a comfortable
scratch pattern
which allows repeating the whole sequence
from the neutral point.
Okay?
And it goes like this.
[SOUND] So.
And we start playing a little bit [SOUND]
Inside the sound This is very
important to do not jump out of the sound
during playings of following pattern.
So we play the first two notes at the
beginning.
In a lower motion intensity.
Then we move the record,
a very high motion speed to the start
point [SOUND] Of the sample.
And the closing off [SOUND] Is a note
which brings us to the start
point of our practical conversion, okay.
So once again, look at my marker.
Note, note, then the backwards stroke,
very high and the last [INAUDIBLE].
And we obtain four record motions.
So okay at first try to play this in the
regular mode
which can also be quite tricky and
therefore.
Well, yeah try it and this is a Q and A
for the tablet.
[MUSIC]