This ONE simple shift in my scratch practice unlocked a powerful trick that helps me to learn new techniques as fast as possible…on BOTH sides.
Each scratch requires a different type of hand movement. Some require bursts of power while others require a more relaxed touch.
This means the hand that feels easier on the fader is usually relative to the scratch itself.
Now, you’ll typically want to try your dominant hand first…
Buuuuut be sure to test the other side too!
Sometimes you may find that your non-dominant hand feels a little easier on the scratches that require a lighter touch, so you gotta give ‘em both a shot!
Your goal is to figure out which side is easier and then learn the technique on that side first.
Once you’ve got it down, analyze everything you’re doing and then TEACH the other side how to do it.
Check out this 10-min video on how to choose which hand to use on the crossfader for each scratch so you can learn and teach yourself new techniques super fast!
Remember homeslice, there’s never just one right way to do something in the DJ world (or in the world-world!)
We all have unique styles, strengths, and gifts.
So experiment a ton, learn a few different methods and then do what feels right for YOU. 💖