Hal Leonard Book

Hal Leonard DJ Method

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Author: DJ Bizzon

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
What Makes A Great DJ
Types Of DJs
Scope Of This Book
About The Video Lessons
CHAPTER 1: EQUIPMENT & SETUP
Turntables
Mixers
CDJs
DJ Controllers
Vinyl Emulation Software
Speakers
Cables
What Should You Buy?
CHAPTER 2: SETTING UP & TURNING ON GEAR
Power-Up Sequence
Sound Flowchart
Turntables And A Mixer
CDJs And A Mixer
Serato DJ Interface
DJ Controller
CHAPTER 3: PLAYING (WITH) MUSIC
Turntables
CDJs
DJ Controller With Serato DJ
Adding Headphones
Playing Songs From The Beginning
CHAPTER 4: KNOW YOUR RECORDS
Song Attributes
Tempo And BPM
Counting Bars
CHAPTER 5: SCRATCHING 101
Baby Scratch
Forward Or “Stab” Scratch
Transform Scratch
Chirp Scratch
Forward (“Stab”) Scratch Revisited
Scratching Exercises
CHAPTER 6: TRANSITIONS BETWEEN SONGS
Fading
Slamming
Blending Records
When To Transition
Blending Outside The Box
Transition Tips
Beat Juggling
CHAPTER 7: BUILDING A SET
Creating Playlists Or “Crates”
Ordering Music
Recording Yourself
CHAPTER 8: FINAL TIPS/EXTRA CREDIT
DJing Your First Event
Using The Microphone
Finding & Downloading Music
Go See Other DJs
Versatility With Equipment & Music
Practice. Practice. Practice.
Find Your Own Style—Be Unique

The Hal Leonard DJ Method is designed for anyone interested in learning how to successfully host recorded music for an audience at events, parties, clubs and beyond. This easy-to-use beginner's guide serves as an introduction to the gear, skills and must-know info required of today's DJ, and features many photos and diagrams, plus nearly two hours of video lessons with full demonstrations by author DJ Bizzon!

Topics covered include: DJ equipment and setup • using turntables • using CDJs • using DJ controllers with Serato DJ • identifying song attributes • tempo and BPM • counting bars • scratching techniques • mastering song transitions • building a set • and much more.

Start DJing today!

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    The Hal Leonard DJ Method is designed for anyone interested in learning how to successfully host recorded music for an audience at events, parties, clubs and beyond. This easy-to-use beginner's guide serves as an introduction to the gear, skills and must-know info required of today's DJ, and features many photos and diagrams, plus nearly two hours of video lessons with full demonstrations by author DJ Bizzon!

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