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Skratch Lessons: Trisecting

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>> All right,
we're gonna just quickly talk about
We're gonna talk about three different
We always usually talk about this scratch
into that scratch makes a combo.
But we're gonna talk about something with
three combos, and
we'll make it like a rhythm.
Like one two three, one two three, one two
But, but it'll be a combo or it'll be one
two three,
one two three, one two three, one two
One, two, three, right?
So that's three combos in there.
What I just did was a clove, I mean a
three-click flare,
right here [SOUND] Right, three-click,
three-clicks makes four notes, right?
[SOUND] If it's a flare.
[SOUND] If you haven't, if you don't know
what a clover flare is,
then go check that out, or actually a
three-click flare, three-click crescent
flare [SOUND]
That's that right there, right?
This part right here.
Next, we wanna move on to this flare to
two-click flare.
Once again, if you don't know what a
two-click flare is, or
a flare, you can just check out the other,
the, the scratch tutorials.
Anyway, this is a two-click flare, a four
two-click flare, right?
Then we're gonna go to a backward
one-click flare.
All right, and that's the combo, right?
So you got three-click flare, two-click
flare, one-click flare, right?
So it's gonna be, like, one, two, three.
One, two, three.
One, two, three.
One, two, three.
One, two, three.
All right?
I just wanted to show that to you.
If you guys don't know what this is, its
got a little more for the advanced guys.
If they already, if you already know how
to do flares then you,
you'll pretty much understand what that
Same thing as what is it, what did you
call this Harvers, tri?
>> Trisecting.
>> It's trisecting the scratch right now,
cuz there's three,
three three scratches in one, right?
Makes that combo, and there's also that
other scratch, like the xenon scratch,
which is three things as well, so that's a
[SOUND] One-click, two-click, three-click.
So that beats is kinda the reverse of that
only there's kind of like a tear in there.
So it's one-click, two-click, oh yeah.
So it's like one-click, two-click,
one-click, two-click.
That's a tear.
And then on the way back is three.
So like one, two, three.
One, two, three.
I'm just gonna pull that off.
Anyway, you get the idea.
So that's like trisecting as well.
And you don't have to do it, you can do
You can do five, three.
What's four?
What would be five?
Quintisecting And six would be sexting?
Why you jump for joy L-Dog?
And then yeah.
Just wanted to talk to you about that real
Just get some ideas in your head about how
you can combine like different
number scratches.
And it doesn't have to be like that.
It can be one, three, two.
Or you know, three, one, two.
[SOUND] You know, whatever, five, one,
seven million.
Whatever, it's all to you.
It's all just the way how you, you arrange
But we hope that opens your mind to
different combos, all right?