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Skratch Lessons: Stewie Skratch

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Alright we're gonna
go over a scratch that we talked about
before in the older master video classes,
video exchange classes, master classes,
whatever you wanna call them.
This a combination of a forward baby, when
you kind of go forward.
And a backward baby and you bring it back.
And you can do all kinds of stuff in
between but it's called a Stewie scratch.
Cuz it's two babies.
It's kinda like what did we name it after?
The the smart guy on Family Guy, if you
ever watch that show.
It's like this really smart baby Stewie.
Anyway that's the name of the scratch is
the Stewie baby.
We go like this.
Forward baby.
That kind of, I messed up.
Yeah but forward baby.
So you start forward, go backwards, and
then you go forward.
All right so that goes like this.
[SOUND] All right.
Then when you get up to here you do a
backwards baby.
And you come back to the beginning.
All right.
So that is the Stewie scratch.
Let's do that in slow motion.
[SOUND] And then backwards.
All right, even slower.
All right.
Six notes.
These two are short, that's long, two
One long.
All right a Stewie scratch.
Okay so what's important about this is you
can do all kind of weird combos with that
like let's do like a flare in here, all
Right and back into a flare.
Like you can,
you can do a super long flare or a short
flare, you can even do a one click flare.
Let's draw that.
That's a one click flare.
All I'm doing is doing a one click flare
right in there and
a one click flare on the reverse.
All right.
All right!
If you guys know how to do a flare then
you'll know how to do that.
Lets do a two click flare.
Right here, two click flare.
On the forwards and the backwards.
All right.
We could do one click here,
two click there.
You could do crabs.
Let's see, let's do like a, a four, four
finger crab.
Alright a four finger crab, break that up
into five notes.
And of course you change your rhythms and
all that, super slow, medium, fast,
And, what else is there?
Could even do tears if you wanted to do
tears in there.
All right?
Use some fader, fader work if you want
You know, you do fader on the forward, or
fader on the back.
Whatever, it's up to you.
But that is, the.
Basic of a, basis of a Stewie scratch.
So you can come up with all kinds of weird
combos with that, that movement, alright?