Welcome to the Scratchy 100 ongoing scratch adventure!
Thankyou for viewing the Scratchy 100 content! I am very glad you are here!
I hope your decision to
join (Scratchy 100 is now 100% FREE!) interact with the Scratchy 100 marks the beginning of a lengthy and successful scratch journey. I’m confident that the principles and suggestions in this site will inspire you and help boost your scratching to new levels.
To start off with I would like to share some quotes with you to kick off your Scratchy 100 journey:
Whatever you can do or dream you can do begin it!
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Live the life you have imagined.
(Henry David Thoreau)
I believe that you can become what you will to be including a great scratch DJ!
Scratchy 100 features video tutorials, inspiration, beats, ideas, encouragement and more to help you become a better Scratch DJ.
About – Vision and Mission
Scratchy 100 aims to share everything I have learnt and continue to discover since September 2000 when I started my journey of scratching.
Scratchy 100 resulted from the desire to share my love of scratching and what it means to me, with more people, in the desire that the art form will be furthered. I create it with the hope that you will be able to quickly get started on becoming a scratch master and have all the information you need without the need to hunt. I aim to demystify and break it down so anyone can learn with simple steps and practice.
A few notes:
I teach you how to scratch hamster style (cross fader reversed) as this is what is natural for me. You can apply the same principles if you scratch regular with the same result.
I focus solely on scratching. My passion primarily lies with scratching and the art of scratch improvisation and this is what I desire to pass on to you. (I have generally not covered mixing, beat jugging or battling).
Do I need a natural ability to be able to scratch?
In a word… NO! You just need the DESIRE to learn and become good and willingness to practice with patience, persistence and determination. When I first started I had no idea how to scratch or where to begin. All I knew is that I loved hearing scratching and I wanted to do it and become good. That determination brought me to where I am now. I uncovered teaching resources, asked people questions and put in a lot of hours of (I gotta be honest – sometimes frustrating!) daily practice. It does help if you have some idea about music and rhythm but this can be learnt. Be open, positive and playfully inquisitive and you will be surprised at how far you can go!
I look forward to sharing this journey with you!
Please leave comments and encourage each other!