Scotch Snap – a rhythm consisting of a short note followed by a long one
(Pronounced scoch snap)
To remember what scotch snap means, use the following mnemonic:
He asked for more scotch and snapped (scotch snap) his fingers. He wanted a short glass followed by a long glass.
Often used in hip hop.
The sound pattern can be found if you say Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to a drum beat i.e.
So it's a stressed syllable followed by a weak syllable.