We are pleased to present to you the second and third in a series of mini scratch tutorial videos.
This week, Short-e teaches you how to do the Forward scratch and Stab scratch.
These scratch tutorials are aimed more for the beginner just starting out but we hope you seasoned pro scratchers enjoy the beat and QnA at the end.
The Forward Scratch (Cutting)
This scratch involves opening the crossfader and moving the record “forwards” (hence the name), then closing the crossfader whilst you move the record back to the starting position. You do not hear the backward sound. try these slowly, then faster. This was one of the very first scratches I learnt. The co-ordination might seem a bit strange at first, but stick with it and you will soon get the hang of it. It is a bit like patting your head whilst rubbing your tummy type vibe.
The Stab Scratch
Practice the stab until you can do the stab very fast and with great precision. Once you have the basics down for both scratches, experiment with timings and swing. You can also combine the two different scratches. Why not throw in a few baby scratches too, then you have your very first combo scratches.
The beat is #8546 taken from the Studio Scratches Beats for Scratch Practice Vol. 1 series
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Happy Scratching! 😀