Archive for April, 2008

A 2 Click Flare Variation

Monday, April 28th, 2008

This is a scratch pattern I discovered yesterday, it’s basically a 2 click flare with an added bit of style. Here I’m just going to break down how I came up with it and also post a little video so you can see how it sounds.

When I first came up with this I knew I wanted 4 sounds in the scratch so I took a 2 click flare (3 sounds) and added a fast pull back to make 4 sounds…nothing new about that.

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Flowing with Crescent Flares

Monday, April 28th, 2008

A few days ago there was a thread (started by dooban) over at Digital Vertigo talking about how to actually incorperate crescent flares into your flow. This instantly caught my interest because I’ve had this exact conversation with people before and it seems a lot of people seem to learnt how to do crescent flares then never actually do them because they can’t find out how to flow with them.

Someone else then mentioned that crescent flares could be interchanged easily with 3 click flares. By pure coincedence, I had been cutting over fast electro beats for the past few days (I normally cut over slower beats) and while cutting to the faster beat I seemed to keep coming back to 3 click flares. So the obvious thing to do was to have a go at switching back and forth to crescent flares, this seemed easy enough and after playing around a bit more I suddenly discovered a few other uses and combinations which work well with crescent flares:

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Beat Juggling Tutorials Updated

Monday, April 28th, 2008

For the most part the old X2K Music website is gone, however I felt that I should keep the beat juggling guides here so I’ve brought them across to this site. In the process I felt that the right thing to do would be to update them so I have added all the missing videos.

I’ve also added a couple of new sections; Tripling (taking doubling a step further) and Shuffle Strobing (the first step to creating that slower shuffley juggles). I may also add a few more things to the tutorial in the not too distant future!

I also have a couple of other useful things I want to share with people interested in and learning to juggle, I will post them up on the blog soon!