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Skratch Lessons: Music Theory 5.2

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So okay, now a little exercise,
let's train our knowledge based on the
following notation indications.
So I will show you the transcription, and
after three seconds the correct solution
follows, played by me on the instrument.
So here we go, let's see the first
notation indication.
What can we see?
We see quarter note, placed underneath the
center line and
above the symbol is an open brace.
So what it means, it means we move the
record in a slower
motion intensity, and open the fader, like
So, and we play a quarter, yes?
So over beat, goes like this,
One, two, three, four.
this is it so, now another notation
We see a 1/8 eton, and
over this symbol we see the closed brace.
Okay, how it sounds?
So it goes like this, we play a one,eight
This is half as long as a quarter.
Start position is the open fader, because
we see the closed symbol,
and [SOUND]
We play a one,eight, and
close the cross fader.
This is it now,
the next notational indication.
This is interesting, because we say round
note heads.
And as you already know, round note heads
indicates the release mode.
[SOUND] It means we play, now, two release
notes, but
we must play it like double taps, because
there is a slur,
which connected these two symbols and we
play it, in one-eight, like this.
So and now the crossfader performance is
at first open.
[SOUND] For the first release, and the
second closing.
Okay this is it, so now this is
because we combined, release notes and
We see at first a release 1,16 then
follows an eton,
in the slower motion intensity.
So like this, we know this pattern
So after this the same,
that means when we play only the record
motion without using the crossfader.
is alternating between one,16 and one,
So, now the crutch of the performance is
interesting because we start
[SOUND] With the close motions, it means
the first release note is like this.
Then follows the e tone.
Then follows one, sixteenth release,
[SOUND] Then the Eton.
So subsequently.
Over beat,
Yeah, see how different
combos possible without the crossfader
So, okay, and now the last, all the notes,
all the instruments are played in the hand
So in the first is, a one eight note.
[SOUND] Nearly in the same pitch as the
release, then follows two,
one, sixteen e-tones.
But the pitch is much slower and finally.
A one eight note,
in a slower motion intensity.
So, when we look at the cross-fader
performance, but first we close.
After one,
eight then follow the open brace, over the
second e tone and we open.
Then another e tone,
with no symbols it means we play exactly
The same because we are still in the open
cross fader, and then finally the one,
eight note [SOUND] Suck, and we close.