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Skratch Lessons: Stewie Swirl

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All right,
we're gonna break down that swirl with the
stewies someone was asking about that.
So, what it is is basically swirls, right?
So, swirls are, what are swirls?
It can be two different varies to the
[SOUND] Basically it's like you're using
two babies.
[SOUND] Right, two babies.
[SOUND] Or you could do one forward, two
back tear, right?
[SOUND] One forward, two back is one
forward, two back.
All right, and then you go into the
All right, so what that is is,
like we said earlier, you can either do
the the one forward, two back swirl.
Or, in this case, we're just gonna do two
All right, one, two small little babies
into that fourth part, right.
So that's gonna be like this.
All right, so if I do that slow,
it's gonna be.
All right, and on the back.
You can do that swirl there too, two
little babies and back right?
So that's gonna sound like this, if I did
it in slow motion.
And of course, you throw your clicks in
there, right?
Right, you get the idea.
Anyway so, you basically put let's just do
what was that this, one, two, three, four.
Okay, we'll do four clicks in here.
One, two, three, four.
So that's gonna be like.
[NOISE] Okay, let me do the four here.
All right, so it's [NOISE].
So it's six notes.
One, two, three, four, five, six, one,
two, three, four, five, six, one, two,
three, four, five, six, one, two, three,
four, five, six, all right.
So how is that gonna sound on a beat?
That's gonna be pretty even.
And of course you can, you don't have to
do six, you can do more or
you can do less, you know?
You do various numbers and
switch it up and switch it around.
But anyway, that's pretty much how that
Two little, two little.
two little babies or
two stabs without the fader.
All right.