The question of which hand to use on the record / crossfader comes up a great deal so today I am sharing a video from inside my online School of Scratch to walk you though the considerations and options.
Before you start scratching, you need to decide which hand to use on the record and which hand to use on the crossfader.
2 of the most common questions I receive on this are:
- Should I use my left or right hand on the crossfader when scratching?
- Should I use my strong hand on the record or crossfader when scratching?
Ideally it would be great to be able to scratch equally well with both hands and it takes so much time and practice just to get good on one side, so most Scratch focused DJs who want to dive deep into the art choose to focus on one side only.
DJs usually choose naturally which side they prefer, in the same way that we naturally began holding a crayon and started drawing with one hand or the other when we were a kid.
There is definitely no RIGHT or WRONG way. It all comes down to personal preference and what feels right to you.
In this video we take a look at the benefits and drawbacks of each option.
How about you? If you already scratch, which hand do you use on the fader / record or do you scratch both ways? If you are just starting out, what do you think you will go with?
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