Learn How To Perform The Military Skratch Technique In This Live Action DJ Video From Sara Simms

The best way to understand different skratch techniques is to see them broken down into their constituent parts - and that's exactly what Sara Simms has done!  

Scratching is a core skill of any DJ regardless of what kind of music you are working with. In this short live action video from the course Turntablism 201: Sktarching Advanced, experienced DJ and performer Sara Simms takes your scratching skills to the next level, demonstrating how to perform the Military Skratch - a fundamental technique of DJ performance. 

Breaking the scratch down into its constituent parts, Sara shows you how to build up to the full motion step by step. She then goes on to explain that here are three types of Military Skratch, each a little more involved than the last. Luckily she shows you these as well! If you have already completed the introductory scratching course or even if you are new to the world of DJ performance, check out the other videos in the course to take your skills to the next level!

Watch the full course Turntablism 102: Skratching Advanced in the Ask Audio Academy here. 

Turntablism 102: Skratching Advanced

You've already learned the basic skratching techniques with Sara Simms, so now it's time to take your DJ performance skills to the next level. This advanced turntablism course, created exclusively for us by DJ Sara Simms and deejay stutter, will show you how to master more complex skratches and faderless techniques such as:

  • Military Skratch
  • Click Flare (Orbit)
  • Chirp Flare
  • One-Handed Hydroplane
  • Zig Zags
  • Uzi
  • Swipes

Once you’ve mastered the above DJ skills, you also learn how to put everything together with combos, as well as a collection of even more advanced techniques! So join DJ Sara Simms and deejay stutter in this insightful and hands-on video course. Get ready to take your scratching skills to the next level!

Watch the full course Turntablism 102: Skratching Advanced in the Ask Audio Academy here. 

Hollin Jones was classically trained as a piano player but found the lure of blues and jazz too much to resist. Graduating from bands to composition then production, he relishes the chance to play anything with keys. A sometime lecturer in videographics, music production and photography post production, Hollin has been a freelance w... Read More


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