In this post I am sharing a scratch combo / pattern and a breakdown with you.
If you are beginner and this doesn’t make any sense, do check out my getting started series of free tutorials to help you learn the basics.
Here is the pattern so you can hear what it sounds like.
Here are the video breakdowns in 3 parts. If you can do forwards, reverse, slice, dice and 2 click flare scratches, you have what you need to start practicing this combo.
Basic breakdown and walk through:
Correcting an error in the previous video:
Closing thoughts on how I created this combo and how I work out what I am doing.
The scratch patterns and combos just sorta come through me unconsciously. It’s even a surprise to me. It’s like, wow, what was that? Let’s see if and do that again then unpack what I actually did, consciously.
Scratches I am using in this pattern
Click each scratch to preview the lesson:
- Swing Flare
- Swing (Timing Concept)
- Forward Slice
- 2 Reverse Dices (or a translice)
- Translice (Transformer Slice)
- Forward / Release
If you are not familiar with all the scratches I am doing in this combo pattern, you can play around with copying the timing and rhythm of with a simple baby scratch, moving the record back and forth to get the feel for it. Or keep reading – details at the bottom of this post for how you can learn with me.
You can get this beat as mp3 or vinyl here:
Here is the official video:
I looped up and instrumental section at the end of the track around 1:50 (it plays out longer in the mp3 version you can purchase.) I am not affiliated with Damu, I simply love his music.
Wanna learn more?
If you would like to start learning how to scratch, I have an online School and community, where I teach you everything you need to begin practicing. I cover all the foundational through advanced scratch techniques in a structured program that helps you to learn, practice and make definite progress.You can get all the info on how to sign up here:
You can also sign up below to get some free tutorials to get you started.