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Skratch Lessons: Music Theory 3.3

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A movement is integral when a note and
a E tone are performed back to back.
[SOUND] With the same pitch and duration.
So, S is a famous baby scratch.
[SOUND] Yeah?
The same pitch and duration for the note.
[SOUND] And for the E tone.
[SOUND] Both single movements are equal.
So, another method is to combine E tone
and a note.
[SOUND] In this case, this is.
[SOUND] The so-called reverse baby
Important is the pitch and the duration.
[SOUND] Are nearly the same, or
theoretical the same.
So, these motions, these so-called
integral movements, the combination of.
[SOUND] Note E tone.
[SOUND] E tone note, respectively caught
in the s-notation.
Note to tone [SOUND], that means [SOUND],
note to tone,
and E tone note [SOUND], that means E tone
[SOUND], and note.
To simplify the notational indication,
each symbol,
note tone and E tone note, has a distinct
So, the head of the note tone is exactly
the same as a note,
towards right in an upward fashion.
You can see this now on the screen.
The graphic particularity of the symbol is
the placement of the stem, yeah?
On the screen it's now a comparison
between a note and the note tone.
And watch out for the scree, for the stem,
or look at the stem?
This is a graphical particularity.
So, when an E tone is played, the same hat
as an E tone is used,
but the placement of the stem is
You can see this now on the screen.
So, okay now we have this symbol, it's for
the anticline movement, and this
is where we're comfortable to simplify the
notation and indication, okay?
We don't have to write always
a note in the E tone because we can use
only one symbol, so.
When the symbol is situated on or both the
centerline as the notion indication.
This stem is placed on the right extremity
in case of the note to tone Or
the left extremity in case of the etonote
on the hat and goes down, okay?
This position of the cymbals requires a
certain pitch.
And as we already know, this is now higher
Not the tone played in the higher pitch.
[SOUND] And the same.
Etonote the plate So, so
when the symbol is situated under the
center line,
the stem is placed on the left in case of
the noteton.
Or on the right, in the case of the
extremity of the symbol, and goes always
And as you can see in the notation
[NOISE] the symbol's placed under the
center line, now we must play the noteto
tone [NOISE] [SOUND]
The lower motion intensity,
and slower motion speed, sorry,
mine's the same [SOUND] For each note.
Now, what's happened?
Major techniques can be described with the
note to tone alone,
such as the baby scratch, as I said in the
Also the double time baby scratch.
And also the drill is now possible to
write really simple.
So, we, see now on the screen, the
notation indication of.
These three scratch techniques, so.
And yeah, advise: it is of course possible
to play
the respective reverse variation as well.
And use the, eton note symbol.
Okay, so [SOUND]