switching out of your comfort-zone fader control to the crab movement?
Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:31 AM
for a few months I was resting my 2 little fingers on the area near the x-fader soon to be told (probably here) that this wasn't a good idea in the long run... well you aint wrong!! I'm now trying to re-practice but with my hand hovering above the x-fader... if that makes sense, but I still have a problem going IMEDIATLY into the crab... any advice? or just stick with it for another year? lol thanks guys
edit: I also get this fear in my head before I do a crab that i'm not going to get it right... and that's probably where this feel of getting ready takes place in my hand position.
PS, I'm not hamster just in case you're wondering.
Posted 01 March 2013 - 02:03 AM
to start the crab).
also at the end of your crab or pinch concentrate on leaving the fader open and you will be set up to go into a flare or open fader crab and it may help with your control.
bending your thumb to get the click may also help
just my 2 cents
Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:20 AM
I think one thing the resting fingers are useful for is when you try to train yourself to use more fingers than hand, so you can "lock" your hand by putting it against smth to keep movements from it minimal. Similarly I´ve tried to scratch while holding the elbow by the hip, so the arm doesn´t move and I HAVE to use fingers haha.. but yeah there are just (silly?) exercises, but you may discover smth when doing.. anyway, I think it´s good to keep hand placement etc on mind, but on the other hand maybe there´s some weird angle/position for your hands which works for you, but you may be avoiding it
Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:58 AM
you can get really good at scratching and still have bad habits... I doubt the reason they became good was because they rest their fader hand. It doesn't do anything but limit your speed for certain cuts and combo's because you keep going from resting on the mixer to not depending on what speed/technique you're doing. Ideally you want to keep your technique as uniform as possible between scratches unless there's a reason to switch it up.
Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:35 PM
I'm not sure this will help you, but I know exactly what you're talking about. You're sratching regular, right?
Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:53 PM
Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:08 AM
Actually so far I´ve come to the conclusion that resting the fingers does practically nothing to help or hinder my cutting, it can rather help if I want to force more movement to fingers, but that´s a practice-thing..
Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:45 PM
Reply to this topic
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users