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Skratch Lessons: Rhyme Schemes

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[MUSIC]
All right,
so where, we are gonna do right now is
work on themes.
All right?
Themes are like what's gonna make the
skratch rhyme, okay?
So let's just say we got, four parts right
here.
Okay, four parts on here.
[SOUND]
Four parts, right?
Divide this into two, and we divide this
into four parts, all right?
So we're gonna do this skratch where like
the end of the skratch is gonna say yeah.
Right there right?
So there's going to be like a little yeah.
Right there, right?
Then we're going to put an yeah here.
And then we're going to put an yeah right
there.
And we're going to put an yeah right
there, all right.
So let's start.
So it's going to go.
So here we go right here [SOUND]
Right,
so that's that, the zie at the end of
those skratches, and
we're gonna do it a little, we're gonna
stretch it out a little longer.
All right, here we go
[MUSIC]
All right.
[MUSIC]
All right, so that was like stretched out
a little long.
But still the yeahs were there.
Now we're gonna do one where we put the
yeah in the beginning.
All right.
All right, so we're gonna put the yeahs
over here, all right.
So you got the yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
All right.
See how the rhyme is gonna
be at the beginning of the sound.
All right, here we go.
[MUSIC]
All right, so the yeahs were at
the beginning
[MUSIC]
So you see the, the theme going on,
it can be in the beginning or i the ends.
It can even be in the middle here, all
right?
We are going to do one, what is another
one,
we are going to do this thing where the
rhymes are, we will do the rhymes.
Right here at the ends, yeah, yeah, and
then this one we're
gonna leave this blank, but we're gonna
bring it all the way over here, okay?
[MUSIC]
Then.
[MUSIC]
All right,
so over here, we didn't have a rhyme.
But it finally rhymed over there and it
resolved itself, alright?
So, you can do that over here too.
You can do it like let's see.
[MUSIC]
I don't know, let's try that,
let's try that other formula with the yeah
here, yeah here and the yeah there.
All right, so it's at the beginnings.
[MUSIC]
All right, here we go.
One, two, here we go.
[MUSIC]
Right?
See how that works?
That was like a shorter version, but we'll
do a long,
we'll do a stretched out version now, all
right?
Of that.
[MUSIC]
All right, see how that works.
There's a theme going on.
And that gets the listeners who are
involved in your Skratch so
it's not all crazy.
I mean, it's crazy in there, in the
insides, but on the,
on the outside there's these things that
the listener can follow.
All right so, hope that helps out.
You can do it like with a skratch.
It doesn't have to be yeah.
You can just go like let's do this.
So let's do a thing.
[MUSIC]
That's the thing.
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
Get it?
Then you can do that thing, that formula
with that or whatever.
Or you can do it at the end.
[MUSIC]
All right?
You could just flip it,
do different things with it.
But it's still that rhymes there.
It's like you know, you're rapping right?
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
That's the worse rapping I've heard
in my life but you get the idea.
All right, it doesn't have to be like
this, this is just a basic formula.
So, If I were you I would listen to a lot
of rappers.
My favorite rappers, I used to listen to a
lot of Ludacris, and
the way he raps, I would try to copy that
flow in my skratch.
[INAUDIBLE] Kim, Fuji Rap, M&M if you want
to get crazy with it.
Who's some MCs?
>> Nozz?
>> Nozz?
Who else?
Biggy Smalls?
You'll see their.
The way they pattern their skratches, I
mean their flows, you can just copy that,
and make that into your skratch, alright?
Hope that helps.
[MUSIC]