So what's up, buddies?
This is Alex.
I am very happy to welcome you to the
third part related
to the part music theory.
Martin Baumgartner did a great job in the
last two tutorials to
teaching you the basics of the classic
So, now it's my turn to explain you the
basic of the s-notation.
So, at first we're gonna tackle the record
So, I will explain all the symbols to
transcribe every form of
record motion pattern, of basic movements,
very famous scratch techniques.
But at first some.
Previous knowledge about the s-notation
So okay, the s-notation
is the system which provides the
description of the motion sequences
tone typists operate when performing or
creating musical patterns.
There are two main components to describe,
on the one hand the record motion
and on the other hand the cross-fader or
line fader motions.
So to define and describe those motions
different symbols are placed in or
above a set of five horizontal lines and
All symbols concerning the crossfader
motions are situated above the staff.
All symbols concerning the record motions
are situated on the staff.
Here are some famous examples of scratch
Okay, like the tradition notation
the position of the symbol on the staff
gives an indication on the pitch.
Therefore on the intensity or the speed of
the hand motion on the record.
So, higher pitched sounds are placed above
the center line of the staff,
of the staff.
And lower pitched sounds are placed under
the center line of system.
The distance between the symbol and the
indicates how low or slow or how high the
Compare it to how the samples sounds when
simply releasing the record.
There are many methods to define the
degrees of pictures related to the staff.
In a special tutorial, I will go in more
Important this for now,
that we write a clef at the beginning of
every line system, and this is a so
called s-clef to indicate that we work
with the s-notation.