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DJ Classes 
Group& Private Instruction

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Have you ever wanted to be a DJ?

Whether you are interested in entertaining your friends, family, or starting a new career in mixing music...

Get started here!

DJ Classes will provide you with the base knowledge to take your DJing to the next level!

Course Outline

 

Course Description:  

This course will provide a comprehensive overview of various DJ hardware and software, beat-matching, setting loops, cue points/effects to enhance music sets and the business behind DJing.

 

Prerequisite:  A love for all music

 

Materials & Equipment:

  • Corded Headphones

  • 4GB Flash Drive (min)

  • Serato Compatible DJ Controller (optional)

  • Laptop (8GB min) - not a Chromebook

  • Serato DJ Lite (https://serato.com/dj/lite)

 

Where to buy a controller - MUST say SERATO…

 

Class Structure:  In-Person

Course Outline: 

Week 1:

  • Welcome, Introductions & Course Overview

  • Building your music database

  • Where to get music

    • BPM Supreme

    • Franchise.com

    • Traxsource.com

    • Tidal.com

    • Soundcloud.com

  • Overview of DJ Tools & Systems

  • Turntables

  • CJ Players

  • Controllers

  • What to buy & where?

  • Overview of Serato Lite

  • Overview of the controller

  • Key Audio Terms

 

Week 2:

  • Serato DJ software (Lite & Pro)

  • Serato DJ Video

  • Installing Serato DJ

  • Connecting your controller to the laptop

  • Loading iTunes Playlist

  • Building virtual crates

  • Analyzing and Organizing your music

  • Overview of the Serato DJ Interface

  • Using streaming music services:  Tidal, SoundCloud & Spotify

 

Week 3:

  • Serato DJ Refresher

  • The Beat Grid (Serato)

  • Overview of “count” - 4 & 8

  • Beats Per Minute (BPM)

  • Setting Cue Points

  • Dropping on the “1”

  • Serato Stems

  • Hands-On Time

 

 

Week 4: (Recital Rehearsal)

  • Beat Matching

  • Loops

  • Effects

  • Scratching

  • The Business of DJing

  • Hands-On Practice

(Optional Virtual Touch Base)

 

Participants do not have to own DJ equipment to attend this course, but are encouraged to bring their own.  Participants are also required to bring their own laptop to connect to the controller.  An email confirmation will be sent upon registration with more class details.

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