OK so it’s not Tuesday but I’m sure you want this video tutorial early.
This week, I teach you how to do the Crab scratch. Named because your hand looks like a crab when you do the movements, this scratch is attained by rubbing 3 or 4 fingers from pinky or ring to index over the fader quickly to cut the sound in.
Like any new scratch, the best way to perfect this is lots of practice! Walk around practicing the finger movements without a fader to help your muscles remember.
Once you have the basics down, experiment with timings and swing. Crab forwards and back. Add a stab or a forward here and there.
The beat is #8546 taken from the 85 BPM Hip Hop Instrumental Beats series.
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Happy Scratching! 😀