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June 7 2007, 11:22 PM

Salutations, Arjuna here.

Alright, so today marks the seventh day of my turntablist career. I've learned a lot in the past week. First and foremost, this turntablism business is a lot harder than it appears. I'm still pushing though. Been practicing at least several hours a day. Too bad I'm going off to vacation tomorrow (if everything goes as planned), and I'll have to leave the QFO at home.

I decided I might as well keep track of my progress here; make use of this cB blog, you know.

This week I learned how to pull off:

  • Baby Scratch
  • Cutting
  • Stabs
  • Reverse
  • Drags
  • Tears
  • Tip Scratch
  • Marches
  • Transformers
  • Tap Pause
  • Scribbles
  • Uzis
  • Lazers
  • Phazers
  • Zig Zags
  • Swipes
  • Chirps
  • 1 Click Flare
  • Original Flare
  • Crescent Flare
  • Chirp Flare
  • Tweak

I can pull all of those off, but I can certainly still improve my technique, incorporating them together, and pulling them off even faster. And of course, I still have a ton of scratches and techniques left to learn.

I'm planning on recording a scratch session every week (except this next week, where I'll be on vacation) to kind of keep myself on check and see how I'm doing. I wish I could record video, but unfortunately, I don't own a digital video camera.

So here's my very first scratch session that I'll be posting for you guys to listen to; this one's dedicated to Jerome, who gave me the idea of scratching over "You Know My Steez" by Gang Starr. I used only one sound sample (except in the end) from Toasted Marshmello Feet Breaks, which was the classic "ahh" sample.

"Steez Cuts" -- June 7, 2007

Please tell me what you guys think!





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dayum I didn't know there was so many different kinds of techniques it doesn't look like there's that much lol. i'm listening to this scratch session again, and it's pretty dope man. this is some inspiring stuff arjuna, keep at it. you gonna be the next q-bert!

Posted by TRIBE on Jun 19, 07 2:56 am

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