How to DJ: The Fundamentals and Beyond

Learn How to DJ; the essential skills of DJing: Beat-matching, mixing smoothly, selecting tracks, getting gigs and more
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Instructed by Roshan Virk Music / Music Techniques
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  • Contents Video: 1 hour
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  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 2/2013 English

Course Description

The key objective of this Learn How To DJ course is to teach you all the essential skills you will need to know to be a DJ like a pro. The course is designed for the absolute beginner, and the intermediate DJ.

The “How To DJ: The Fundamentals and Beyond” course is taught through high quality HD video tutorials that maximize various viewpoints such as overhead views and screen capture video footage of DJ software, so that you can see exactly what your professor is teaching you. Students will learn by watching the videos and practicing the various techniques. The course can take anywhere from a week to four weeks to complete. This will depend on how much previous experience the student has DJing.

Students will benefit from taking this course because they will learn the inside secrets on how to be a DJ directly from professional DJs. These skills can take years to learn all on your own, but we teach them all in a fun easy to understand format. On top of all this your instructor will also be available via email to answer any specific questions you have regarding the material.

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What are the requirements?

  • In order to participate fully in this class students will need to have access to DJ gear, preferably two turntables (any kind will do), a mixer, and music. The type or brand of the equipment is not important; for example virtually any CDJ’s, turntables, controllers and mixers will do. If students are looking for a cheap solution that doesn't require purchasing gear, while it won't be comparable to real gear they can use a free program called Virtual DJ Home addition. They can download it here: http://www.virtualdj.com/download/free.html

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn how to beatmatch fast and effortlessly - This video will teach you how line beats up so songs fit together perfectly
  • Learn how to cue up tracks properly - This video will teach you where the perfect part is to start a song. This will greatly help in making mixing easier and more fun.
  • Learn how to adjust volume and gain levels perfectly - If you want to play parties you need to have your volume levels under control. These videos will teach you how to do this simply and easily.
  • Learn how to perform mutiple transitions such as cutting, fading and spinbacks - Transitioning from one song to another can be very difficult. In this video we spill the secrets on how to preform some essential transitions.
  • Learn how to prepare a DJ set - This video will teach all you need to know to prepare a perfect DJ set including knowing how to plan out when to play what tracks.
  • Know where to get music - It can take years to find great DJ sites to get music. We tell you all our secrets and recommend some great sites!
  • Learn how to scratch - Learning how to scratch can be extremely difficult. In these videos we break down the process to make it simple and easy to understand.

What is the target audience?

  • People with no knowledge but an interest in learning how to DJ
  • Beginner DJs
  • Intermediate DJs who want to fine tune their skills to become professionals
  • Professional DJs that want to put more tricks in their tool belt

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
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Section 2: The Fundamentals
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This will give you a basic overview of your DJ gear is so you know what’s what.

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04:30

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This will teach you how to effectively cue up a track, which will make mixing far easier and more effective.

Learn how to DJ at Spin Academy! Spin Academy is an online DJ and music producing school where you learn from the worlds best DJ's. We feature video tutorials on everything there is to know about DJ'ing; whether you are just starting out or you want to produce your own tracks, Spin Academy is your one stop shop.

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Beat-matching can be extremely frustrating to learn. This teaches you how to do it fast and painlessly.

We have attached below a great track to practice DJ'ing that is available for you to download. The beginning and end of the track are particularly useful for practicing. 

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Section 3: Understanding Volume & Gain
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Mastering the volume of your tracks and mixes is absolutely crucial if you are ever going to make demo’s, or want to play live. This will teach you the secrets the pro DJ’s know about this.

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Mastering the volume of your tracks and mixes is absolutely crucial if you are ever going to make demo’s, or want to play live. This will teach you the secrets the pro DJ’s know about this.

Learn how to DJ at Spin Academy! Spin Academy is an online DJ and music producing school where you learn from the worlds best DJ's. We feature video tutorials on everything there is to know about DJ'ing; whether you are just starting out or you want to produce your own tracks, Spin Academy is your one stop shop.

03:10

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Mastering the volume of your tracks and mixes is absolutely crucial if you are ever going to make demo’s, or want to play live. This will teach you the secrets the pro DJ’s know about this.

Learn how to DJ at Spin Academy! Spin Academy is an online DJ and music producing school where you learn from the worlds best DJ's. We feature video tutorials on everything there is to know about DJ'ing; whether you are just starting out or you want to produce your own tracks, Spin Academy is your one stop shop.

03:03

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Mastering the volume of your tracks and mixes is absolutely crucial if you are ever going to make demo’s, or want to play live. This will teach you the secrets the pro DJ’s know about this.

Learn how to DJ at Spin Academy! Spin Academy is an online DJ and music producing school where you learn from the worlds best DJ's. We feature video tutorials on everything there is to know about DJ'ing; whether you are just starting out or you want to produce your own tracks, Spin Academy is your one stop shop.

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Mastering the volume of your tracks and mixes is absolutely crucial if you are ever going to make demo’s, or want to play live. This will teach you the secrets the pro DJ’s know about this.

Learn how to DJ at Spin Academy! Spin Academy is an online DJ and music producing school where you learn from the worlds best DJ's. We feature video tutorials on everything there is to know about DJ'ing; whether you are just starting out or you want to produce your own tracks, Spin Academy is your one stop shop.

Section 4: How to Mix Smoothly
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This video will teach you the most important transition techniques as a DJ. Master these techniques and you will be able to mix smoothly.

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Finding tracks that mix well together can be extremely frustrating when you are starting if you don’t know what to look for. This video teaches you what to look for.

Learn how to DJ at Spin Academy! Spin Academy is an online DJ and music producing school where you learn from the worlds best DJ's. We feature video tutorials on everything there is to know about DJ'ing; whether you are just starting out or you want to produce your own tracks, Spin Academy is your one stop shop.

Section 5: Preparing Your DJ Set
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DJ spills his secrets on where to get your music as a DJ.

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Preparing your DJ set is crucial to rocking your gig. Learn how to do it properly in this video.

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Section 6: Scratching
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Scratching is a skill that takes time to master. This video shows you how to practice effectively so you can master the skill.

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Want to learn some of the most popular scratches used by DJ’s? Here you go!

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Section 7: Conclusion
Wrapping the Class Up
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Instructor Biography

Roshan Virk, Co-Founder

Your main instructor for this course is Roshan Virk (a.k.a. DJ Roshan). He is a veteran DJ who has been DJing for over 8 years. He has, and continues to hold some of the largest and most sought after residency gigs on the West Coast of North America, including ones at Touch Lounge and Sugar Nightclub. He has taught courses for Serato & Rane and is a co-founder of Spin Academy. His ability to mix virtually any genre of music into his set including house, electro, dubstep, trap, top 40, hip hop, rock and even orchestral music to create a massive explosion in the audience is what has set him apart. DJing is what he does for a living, and has been for a long time. 

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