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Skratch Lessons: Skratch Techniques 7.3

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So Delayed Boomerang.
To demonstrate the method of creating a
delayed performance by using another
famous technique.
Yeah, let's have a look at the boomerang.
The delayed boomerang sequence.
So first we watch the demo and then I will
explain it step by step.
So for the boomerang,
it's very important to place the scope on
the accentuation of the record motion.
That means that we start with, or
there are two variations possible We start
at first with a closed fader and
move the record forward and slower motion
[SOUND] So this is like the previous
variation of the delayed pattern.
So this is the reason why we obtained the
delayed rhythmic position of the sequence.
And now from this position the boomerang
performance follows in direct succession.
Which means start once again.
[SOUND] WIth this one and then follows
The boomerang, yes?
And finally.
[SOUND] This is closing off.
It's a backward motion too.
The start point of our sample.
So once again.
Forward for the delay, then.
And then the backward, yeah?
Basically really simple.
The idea is now actually is boomerang is a
technique for
which we generate six sounds.
Okay, now due to the first step, and
the last backward stroke, we create now
eight sounds.
And that's the reason why it sounds, or
why it's acoustic is different to the
normal variation, yeah?
So it's also really interesting when you
play it in the conversion mode, yeah?
That means we don't start now with the
close fader.
We start now with the open fader.
And we, we will play the forward stroke
[SOUND] Then we go into the boomerang, but
the, the closed fader boomerang.
And then,.
[SOUND] We open the fader for the closing
Once again, we start with the open fader.
Then for the first forward motion.
[SOUND] Then boomerang.
And finally.
[SOUND] Okay.
This is it.
So, once again for repeating the first
variation of the delayed boomerang was
start with the closed fader, forward
[SOUND] Then.
And finally, backwards stroke.
So this second variation is we start with
open fader, forward motion.
[SOUND] Then.
[SOUND] Here it is.
So, delayed prizm.
And, and that's a method of creating a
delayed performance is to
displace the pattern within the bar.
Or in other words to start with a
different step of the whole technique.
I gonna demonstrate this on the prizm
scratch right now,
but first we will watch the demo.
So as you probably know it or
you know it very well, the prizm is a open
fader technique, yeah?
That means we start open fader.
Then forward motion.
Tap backward.
Open backward.
And then forward closed.
Tap and.
[SOUND] Yeah?
[SOUND] So now we gonna take a certain
period of the common technique conversion.
In which we play from the closed fader.
And use this for our starting.
Then let's try it.
So common prizm scratch.
And now we gonna start with the last
Yes, the last stroke was a backward motion
[NOISE] to open the fader.
And now we take this certain period of the
prizm scratch and
play this in the common way further.
But we start now on the one which means we
start now with [NOISE]
backward stroke then follows [NOISE].
And this is our stop point, okay?
That means, once again, the normal version
is starting with the open fader
[NOISE] forward [SOUND].
So and now we start with the last motion.
This is now our certain period of the
prizm scratch, and
this is our beginning of the new delayed
That means our start is now closed fader,
backwards stroke [SOUND]
This is the pattern.
Once again.
This is the pattern once again.
now the goal is to play this on the one
beat over the respective beat.
So this is it, yes?
You can also play [SOUND] The prizm by
with a closed fader like this [SOUND]
Yes like I have, or I have shown this
method in the, the third tutorial I think,
Please watch this and you can also derive
now a delayed sequence on this sequence.
Okay, now it's your turn.
Please consider here which types of
techniques are played by starting with
an open fader for example.
Here are some examples.
This is an OG flair.
This is a crescent flair.
So, of the three click flare.
There taser.
So and I think this is enough stuff for
you to work on.
Please consider the respective methods to
derive and delay pattern.
So this is it.
Bye for now, Alex.