This article features a video of Short-e teaching you how to do the Baby scratch. The beat is also included as a mp3 download that you can loop up to practice to.
Do not be fooled by the name, the baby scratch is the easiest scratch to learn and the hardest to master. Mastering the baby scratch will lay a strong foundation for the other scratches coming up in the future especially the chirp.
This tutorial is aimed more for the beginner just starting out but we hope you seasoned pro scratchers enjoy the beat and QnA at the end.
A “simple” moving back and forth of the record with no cross fader movement, so this is a one handed scratch. Whilst this is easy in that you can start making a sound that sounds pretty good, the real challenge is in the control of your hand to move the record, or what we call “record control”. This is something that you can only develop with practice. Get your babies DOWN!
Once you have the basics down, experiment with timings and swing.
You also get to download this beat, taken from the #8546 taken from the 85 BPM Hip Hop Instrumental Beats series.
If you are a beginner, post a video response and I will critique it and advise you.
Happy Scratching! 😀
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