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FREE SCRATCH TUTORIAL ★ Learn the TIP scratch

Hey hey! Have you learned the TIP scratch yet?

I’ve got some terrific tips for ya 😹… plus a quick tutorial video so you can learn the TIP scratch in under a minute! Furreal! 

The TIP is a “FADERLESS” scratch — you don’t need to use the crossfader.⁠ 🚫🎚️

STEP 1:  Start with your hand at 9 o’clock and the sample in the empty space, right before the sound starts.⁠

STEP 2:  Push the sample forward quickly with a ‘poking’ motion & pull back immediately once the sound is heard.

⭐ Your goal is to create “one sound” with the forward & backward motion using just the beginning — aka ‘the tip’ — of the sample. 😉

Just remember, you can LEARN it quick, but it’s gonna take some real practice time to master it!

Here are my TOP 5 TIPS to help you to master the TIP SCRATCH:

TIP #1:

Live in the “empty space” right before the sample starts. 

TIP #2:

Imagine you’re touching something super hot 🔥 as soon as you ‘touch’ the sound, you pull it right back! 

TIP #3:

Pitch your arm up, straighten your fingers and use your wrist as your pitch point to get a good angle for the scratch. Play around with the angle until you get comfortable.

TIP #4:

Use just 1-2 fingers to ‘poke’ the record or jog wheel forward & back so that it merges the two sounds into one. Practice, practice, practice, and this poking motion will start to feel more natural.

TIP #5:

Tense up your hand & your arm so that your muscles are stiff. The TIP Scratch is very similar to the Vibrating Skribble. Just like the Skribble, the TIP Scratch requires a lot of tension & will literally wear you out.

It’s bulking season folks. Get ready to build some big ole’ DJ muscles! 💪

Need to see it in action? Peep the 1-minute TIP tutorial above! 😻

Don’t forget, practice makes progress! This scratch is quick to learn, but not necessarily quick to master. Have patience with yourself and consistently practice with intention. 

You got this! ✨

xo,
Shortee

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