Handling the Jog Wheels (8:22)
Headphone Cueing (13:36)
Identifying the Beat (7:50)
Counting Beats & Bars (7:49)
Counting Phrases & Identifying the "One" (15:21)
Counting Beats Per Minute (bpm) (16:39)
Dropping Options & Baby Scratch (7:30)
Release Scratch (5:28)
Baby/Release Combo (3:27)
Dropping on the "One" (8:19)
Dropping on the "One" with the Crossfader (7:36)
Basic Transition: Part 1 (7:30)
Basic Transition: Part 2 (9:45)
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 CDJs and a mixer. The Pioneer CDJ 2000s are featured, but this course is structured so that you can easily learn using any brand or model of CDJ player. Shortee shows you how to handle the jog wheels, 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 CDJs and a Mixer” 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 CDJs 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 CDJs and a Mixer,” in which Shortee teaches beatmatching and beginner mixing. This information-packed course is part of the CDJ Series of Shortee's Complete DJ Method. It works seamlessly in conjunction with her DJ Gear course “The Complete DJ Gear Guide to CDJs and a Mixer” and is essential for building a strong foundation to take your skills to the next level.
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