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While experienced studio players can cut a great track without a guide or scratch vocal almost every player will prefer to have one to play against when tracking. In this video, I'll show you some of the tricks associated with scratch vocals. The scratch vocal not only access a queue for a certain sections of the song but adds to the groove and feel that helps the musicians perform at their best when tracking. One of the other advantages is that the lead singer can also give directions and reminders to the players as the song progresses. (music playing) There are no particular rules for a scratch vocal, some vocalist don't mind being in vocal booth while performing a scratch vocal but almost all vocalist want to able to see all the players during a song, as they dislike feeling disconnected from the rest of the band.
(music playing) Don't take a scratch vocal lightly and believe that it will be redone at a later time under better conditions because sometimes a little bit of magic happens that can't be recaptured later. Treat this vocal seriously because you never know when you might catch lightning in a bottle. (music playing)
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