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Skratch Lessons: Music Theory 4.3

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[MUSIC]
So
based on the knowledge acquired in this
lesson it should be no problem for
you to transcribe different groups of
record motion.
Yeah, but it's important to keep in mind
one
crucial point with regards to the
performance of scratch techniques.
So, what I mean here is playing a pattern
a way
which makes it possible to repeat the
conversion from one.
And the same initial point, yeah?
So have, let's have a look on famous
groups of record
motion to understand what I mean here.
So the tears performance is a really good
example for this.
So for example, this is one forward, two
backward [SOUND] Goes like this.
Yeah?
And the closing off.
[SOUND]
Here's the last record motion has.
[SOUND] The same position as the start
point.
[SOUND] So, and this method applies
basically for all scratch patterns.
So, another tear variation possibility is
two forward one backward tear.
[SOUND] Here.
Or the clover tear also.
[SOUND]
And,
all these techniques have one of the same
a trademark.
And this is [SOUND] The closing off, and
this is the same start point.
So, and yeah we need an additional
transcription method to indicate this
important effect.
So, and as you can see in the notation,
all the last record motion
of the tear pattern and the last record
motion of
the clover tear is indicated by a thicker,
by a thicker stem.
So in this special design indicate that
the performance has to repeat it.
[SOUND] From the top of the first record
motion,
which is connected, with a slur.
Then,.
[SOUND]
To the last record motion and
the second steam indicates,
that we are at the same start position as
the first record motion, yeah?
And the slur indicates this unit of record
motion.
This is a very important type of
indication to denote,
the repetition of a performance.
Okay, this is it for now.
I hope you could understand the
methodology of transcribing different
groups of record motion and as you could
imagine, there are thousands of
possibility, and I would like envision you
to create your own pattern.
So and for example by connecting four
record motions,
connecting five record motion.
And also create groups by different time
waves, also by different pictures.
See how you can play basically a one
eighth forward, a note.
[SOUND] Then three one 16.
[SOUND] And then another one eighth note.
So in places pattern for example, as in
repeatable group, so this is not so easy.
It's like mathematic using the s-notation,
but
it helps to create original concept too.
Detect to execute all those playing
strategies.
So, in case of any questions don't
hesitate to contact
me it always a pleasure for me to help and
thanks, bye bye.
[MUSIC]