Press Turntable Technique
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codification of turntable technique, that is, the placing of traditional musical
notation onto paper, is something that's only recently begun. DJ Radar of
Arizona's Bomb Shelter DJs included a score for his "Antimatter" with the
record, while a turntable graphic representation, the TTM, or Turntable Transcription
Metholodology, is now available online (http://www.battlesounds.com). Radar
and DJ A Trak also presented this notation system at the 2000 Skratchcon summit
in San Francisco, A Trak is currently working on a book on scratch notation.
Steven Webber, a longtime music producer and DJ, has been developing this
instructional style while teaching at the Berklee School, and is currently
expanding it into a full class for an as-yet undecided school.
Although basic, this book is intented to inform the readers on how to pick
their set up but also to give tips like the plastic paper under the slipmats,
how to match beats and the main part : scratching.
The scratching part is probably the most interesting since it describes all
the advancements like flare or crab. The book comes with 2 records so you
can practice at the same time with some real examples.
Overall, this is an original package for those trying to break into turtntablism;
it provides all the basics and gives some really interesting tips. Much props
for recognizing the turntable as an instrument !.