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The Complete Guide To DJ Basics With A Serato Controller

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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction

    0:59

    In this video, DJ Shortee introduces the course in which she teaches all the essential basics that you need to know when you are first learning how to DJ using a Serato DJ controller.

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    Tutorial 2

    Handling the Platters

    4:23

    In this video, DJ Shortee shows you where to hold the platter, aka jog wheel, how to use it to forward, rewind, speed up, and slow down the audio, and how to quickly search through your sound waves.

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    Tutorial 3

    Cueing

    6:41

    In this video, DJ Shortee explains the definition of cueing and demonstrates various ways to cue up your song with and without the platters (jog wheels) using the play, cue, and cue point buttons.

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    Tutorial 4

    Headphone Cueing

    9:08

    In this video, DJ Shortee teaches you how to cue up your music in your headphones and how to listen to the music in your headphones using three different techniques: cueing headphones to monitor, cueing all in the headphones, and split cueing in your headphones.

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    Tutorial 5

    Identifying the Beat

    5:49

    In this video, DJ Shortee shows you how to identify the primary beat that you will use to count music, identify the main drum kit, break down the drums, and tune your ears so that you are able to isolate the specific sounds in your mind that are helpful for beatmatching.

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    Tutorial 6

    Counting Beats & Bars

    4:03

    In this video, DJ Shortee explains basic music theory, including what a note is, how all the note values relate to each other, what a beat looks like in traditional music notation, what a bar is, what a time signature is, and how to count beats and bars in 4/4 time.

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    Tutorial 7

    Counting Phrases & Identifying the “One”

    12:01

    In this video, DJ Shortee explains basic song structure, what a phrase actually is, how to count groups of phrases, what to listen for, and how to easily identify the one in each phrase.

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    Tutorial 8

    Counting Beats Per Minute (bpm)

    6:37

    In this video, DJ Shortee explains what beats per minute actually is and why its important. She teaches you the various ways to count the bpm of your music in order to identify the tempo and keep track of that information.

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    Tutorial 9

    Dropping Options & Baby Scratch

    6:41

    In this video, DJ Shortee explains various ways of dropping in your tracks using the play, cue, and cue point buttons. She also explains the difference between Scratch Mode and Non-Scratch Mode and teaches you how to perform the baby scratch using the jog wheel (platter) to drop in your tracks manually.

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    Tutorial 10

    Release Scratch

    4:02

    In this video, DJ Shortee teaches you how to perform the release scratch and explains why doing it correctly is so important to your mixing skills.

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    Tutorial 11

    Baby/Release Combo

    6:18

    In this video, DJ Shortee teaches you how to combine the baby scratch and the release scratch so that you are able to manually drop your tracks in as accurately as possible.

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    Tutorial 12

    Dropping on the “One”

    10:02

    In this video, DJ Shortee explains what types of songs to use when learning how to drop on the one and teaches you how to use the baby/release combo to drop your song in on the one of a second song playing on the other deck.

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    Tutorial 13

    Cutting

    4:48

    In this video, DJ Shortee teaches you how to cut in a song by using the release scratch together with the crossfader.

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    Tutorial 14

    Dropping on the “One” with the Crossfader

    5:34

    In this video, DJ Shortee shows how to use the baby/release combo with the crossfader to drop your song in on the one of a second song playing on the other deck.

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    Tutorial 15

    Basic Transition: Part 1

    6:17

    In this video, DJ Shortee teaches you how to perform a simple transition between two of the same songs with the same bpm using the crossfader to blend them together. She also elaborates on why its so important for the phrasing on both songs to match up with each other during your transitions.

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    Tutorial 16

    Basic Transition: Part 2

    4:27

    In this video, DJ Shortee teaches you how to perform a simple transition between two totally different songs with the same bpm using the crossfader to blend them together. She demonstrates how to seamlessly transition from the end of a song into the beginning of another.

In this video course, world-renowned DJ Shortee teaches you all the essential basics that you need to know when you are first learning how to DJ using a Serato DJ controller. The Numark NVII is featured; however this course is structured so that you can easily learn using any Serato controller.

Shortee shows you how to handle the platters, various ways to cue up your songs, three different ways to listen using your headphones, how to identify the beat, and how to tune your ears to be able to isolate the drum sounds within your music. She explains basic music theory; note values; how to count beats, bars, and phrases in 4/4 time; and how to identify the "one."

You will discover various ways of counting the beats per minute (bpm) of your music and why it's so important to know the tempos of all your songs. She teaches you the two most important scratches for DJing manually with the platters, how to combine them with each other as well as with the crossfader, and various ways to drop your songs in on the "one."

To finish things off strong, you will learn how to perform a basic transition between two songs with the same bpm, using the crossfader to blend them together.

"The Complete Guide to DJ Basics with a Serato Controller" is an excellent course for beginners without any DJ experience as well as intermediate or advanced DJs who are transitioning from another gear setup and learning how to DJ on a Serato controller for the first time. Every lesson is taught in a clear and concise way that is easy for anyone to understand. The skills you will learn in this course will set you up perfectly for the next course: "The Complete Guide to Beginner DJ Mixing with a Serato Controller," in which Shortee teaches beatmatching and beginner mixing. This information-packed course is part of the Serato Controller Series of Shortee's Complete DJ Method. It works seamlessly in conjunction with her DJ Gear course "The Complete DJ Gear Guide to a Serato Controller: Numark NV and NVII" and is essential for building a strong foundation to take your skills to the next level.

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DJ SHORTEE, described as the “World’s Premier Female DJ” by the Grammy Foundation, is a multi-genre DJ, turntablist, music producer, record label CEO (Heavy Artillery Recordings, Arkade Records, 5 Star Records), DJ instructor, actor, and published author.

Named “Queen of the Scratch World” by DJ Times, Shortee’s unique contribution to the art of turntablism earned her a spot as the only female DJ featured in the critically acclaimed movie Scratch. With over two decades of experience, she is recognized as one of the most diverse and technically skilled DJs in the world.

Shortee is one of the few DJs who are respected globally in a wide variety of genres. Spinning genres such as House, Drum ’n’ Bass, Electro, Dubstep, Drumstep, Glitch Hop, Trap, Breaks, Techno, Hip Hop, Top40, Mash Up, Funk, Soul, Rock, Jazz, and more, she has rocked everything from the hottest nightclubs, massive raves, and b-boy battles to huge festivals and celebrity parties. Her fast-paced mixing style, expert scratching skills, and energetic stage presence have made her one of the most in-demand DJs touring worldwide.

As a DJ instructor, Shortee has taught classes, private lessons, workshops, and online tutorials for the esteemed Grammy Foundation, Dubspot, Scratch DJ Academy, Turntable U, Rane, Serato, SAE Institute, and more. She has also produced her own DJ instructional DVD series and has written a critically acclaimed instructional book, Spin Now! The DJ Starter Handbook (Hal Leonard Books), which includes an accompanying DVD-ROM and is currently available worldwide in paperback and kindle editions.

In regard to her teaching style, Shortee is well known for simplifying those intimidating, confusing topics and making them accessible and easy for anyone to understand. Her lessons are extremely thorough and packed with tons of information yet her quirky, easygoing personality keeps everything relatable, approachable, and fun. She breaks everything down into simple step-by-step techniques that you can easily put into action and also gives you the clarity and confidence you need to take your skills to the next level!

For more information, visit her websites:

www.djshortee.com | www.urbanassaultmusic.com | www.heavyartilleryrecordings.com | www.shannonames.com | www.shorteescompletedjmethod.com

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The Complete Guide To DJ Basics With A Serato Controller is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Options This product has been worth every penny. The content library is fresh and constanly being updated. The videos themselves are short and specific aloowing you to focus on a particular skill. Great job!
Date published: 2016-12-25