This article features a video of Short-e teaching you how to do the Chirp scratch and a notation diagram. The beat is also included as an mp3 download that you can loop up to practice to.
Named because it sounds like a bird chirping away, this scratch is attained by playing the sample forwards and cutting the end of the sample off, then bringing the record back and turning the fader on. Repeat.
You probably heard DJ Premier use this scratch loads and it can be really funky. Although relatively simple you can achieve much with this scratch, combining it with flares for the chirp flare.
Once you have the basics down, experiment with timings and swing. Chirps are great to practice triplets with.
Here is a Notation for this scratch:
You also get to download this beat, #8528 taken from the 85 BPM Hip Hop Instrumental Beats series.
If you are a beginner, post a video response and I will critique it and advise you.
Happy Scratching! 😀