I tried a few times to scratch bit it seemed too difficult to pick up - my attempts sounded like garbage...lol! This was something I wanted to learn for no other reason than I just wanted to, and as a DJ, only my creativity could limit me, so why not have more tools?
I took the course because I wanted to know how much I didn't know about scratching, understand how much I had to learn, and how to go about it - with a structured formula. I knew from the quality of another course I took from DDJT that I didn't need to look anywhere else and once I got into it, it was exactly as I had expected. I started learning the breadth of what was out there, and started with what I needed to know and what it was all called (baby, etc.) so I could begin applying it even after the first few lessons.
I still wont call myself a scratch DJ, but I use a chirp and baby scratch well and in time so that it sounds right when I use it. I also make great use of the scratch sounds occasionally when I feel adventurous, and I don't sound as foolish as I used to.
A person can accomplish anything when they "want" to... so this course shows you how to do it, and how to practice to get there, so anyone that really "wants" to can and will get there. This isn't a watch and absorb by osmosis course - you have to put the practice in.
I honestly didn't think I would get it as easy with my big clunky hands! So if I can learn it, anyone can, and I completely see how to get where the Redbull/DMC people are at, with more practice, but at least I see the path." - Michael Gerth - Chicago, USA