Advanced Scratch Course

Learning to scratch takes the right combination of knowledge and deliberate practice. While there is no shortcut to this process, what makes all the difference is having the scratch techniques and ways to practice them properly explained and broken down for you step by step..

After you successfully complete this video scratch DJ course and pass your final exam, the (VMC) Virtual Music Classes certification certificate will be automatically available for download.

Baby Scratching Into A Song (13)

This class will focus on the baby scratch technique and how to use it to transition into a new song.

Push Back Pull Technique (20)

This class will teach students timing and a more advanced technique of scratching and using the fader.

Scratch Between Each Note (1)

Let's have some fun! This class will teach students a more advanced technique of scratching.

How to Double Tap (29)

This class will teach the technique of the double tap using any sound on 2 records. 

Flare Scratching (10)

The Flare scratch is an open fader scratch. Start with the fader open, release the sample then cut the sound in 2 by closing the fader then opening it again. You can flare on the forwards record movement and the back.

Baby Scratching (7)

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.

Chirp Scratching (3)

Named because it sounds like a bird chirping away, this scratch is attained by playing the sample forwards and cutting the end of the sample off, then bringing the record back and turning the fader on. Repeat.

Crab Scratching (2)

Named because your hand looks like a crab when you do the movements, this scratch is attained by rubbing 3 or 4 fingers from pinky or ring to index over the fader quickly to cut the sound in.

Stab Scratching (9)

This tutorial is aimed more for the beginner just starting out. Practice the stab until you can do the stab very fast and with great precision. Once you have the basics down for both scratches, experiment with timings and swing. 

Transform Scratching (3)

The Transformer scratch is named so because it sounds like a cartoon transformer transforming. This scratch is attained by playing a long sample and cutting the sound on and off with the fader.