The songwriter, who has worked with the likes of Katy Perry, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga, said he found it very difficult to get scratch tracks into his band.
“I’d never had a scratch track before,” he told Digital Spy.
“I was just so new to that.
I don’t think it’s really something that you can do on a guitar, but it’s very much a skill.”
He said he would only ever work with scratch music on guitar.
“When I’m in a jam, if I’m not going for the melody, I’ll start the song and I’ll play it a little bit in the background and I will just make it scratchy.”
Then I’ll make the melody and then go in and get the guitar in there.
Then I’ll get it in there and play it.
“You have to make it sound like it was recorded on a scratch guitar.””
It’s a little slower and it’s a bit more melodic, and you have to have the timing right,” he said.
“You have to make it sound like it was recorded on a scratch guitar.”
The biggest challenge is knowing when to start the scratch and when to stop it.
You have to be very deliberate about when you stop it.””
I can’t think of a single guitar track that I have to change, but you do have to do it to your own song.””
That’s really the biggest thing.
I can’t think of a single guitar track that I have to change, but you do have to do it to your own song.”
You can’t really get a whole song on scratch guitar.