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The Complete Guide To Intermediate DJ Mixing With A Serato Controller, Part 2: Instrumental-Based Music

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    Introduction

    DJ Shortee introduces the course in which she teaches how to break down your Instrumental-Based music's song structure and use it to find all your possible mix points, so that you can quickly and easily create your DJ sets, both planned and improvised on the fly. She also explains the two most important song structure categories for DJs: Vocal-Based and Instrumental Based; and identifies the key differences between them.

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    Instrumental Structure: Intro

    DJ Shortee explains the characteristics of an Instrumental-Based song's Intro. She shows you how to identify the Intros in all your songs and how the Intro of a song relates to DJ mixing.
    Songs:
    Genisis “Lose Control” Original Mix (Heavy Artillery Recordings)—128 bpm
    Faust & Shortee “C’mon” (Heavy Artillery Recordings)—128 bpm

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    Instrumental Structure: Breakdown-Buildup

    DJ Shortee explains the characteristics of an Instrumental-Based song's Breakdown-Buildup sections. She shows you how to identify the Breakdown-Buildup sections in all your songs and explains how the Breakdown/Buildup of a song relates to DJ mixing.
    Songs:
    Genisis “Lose Control” Original Mix (Heavy Artillery Recordings)—128 bpm
    Mr. Brackets “Overflow” (Arkade Records)—128 bpm

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    Instrumental Structure: Main

    DJ Shortee explains the characteristics of an Instrumental-Based song's Main section which begins with what's referred to as the "Drop". She teaches you how to identify the Drops leading into the Main sections of all your songs and explains how to use the Main sections in the mix.
    Songs:
    Genisis “Lose Control” Original Mix (Heavy Artillery Recordings)—128 bpm
    Marc Remillard “Unite” FetOo Remix (Heavy Artillery Recordings)—128 bpm

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    Instrumental Structure: Outro

    DJ Shortee explains the characteristics of an Instrumental-Based song's Outro. She shows you how to identify a Outro in all of your Instrumental-Based songs and explains how to use an Outro in the mix.
    Songs:
    Genisis “Lose Control” Original Mix (Heavy Artillery Recordings)—128 bpm
    Dirty Fresh "Dancing Plague of 1518” (Heavy Artillery Recordings)—128 bpm

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    Instrumental Structure: Short Codes

    DJ Shortee teaches you her personal shorthand coding system for Instrumental-Based music. This code will help to speed up your mix process for both prepared and improvised sets.

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    Instrumental Song Breakdown

    DJ Shortee teaches you how to break down an entire Instrumental-Based song structure step-by-step using her own Instrumental-Based short code system and her downloadable Mix Set Worksheet.
    Songs:
    Genisis “Lose Control” Original Mix (Heavy Artillery Recordings)—128 bpm

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    Instrumental Song Mix Points

    DJ Shortee teaches you how to find all your possible mix points in your Instrumental-Based songs using her Mix Set Worksheet and demonstrates how to use them in the mix.
    Songs:
    Genisis “Lose Control” Original Mix (Heavy Artillery Recordings)—128 bpm
    Dirty Fresh "Dancing Plague of 1518” (Heavy Artillery Recordings)—128 bpm
    Faust & Shortee “C’mon” (Heavy Artillery Recordings)—128 bpm
    Dirty Fresh "Dancing Plague of 1518” (Heavy Artillery Recordings)—128 bpm
    Marc Remillard “Unite” FetOo Remix (Heavy Artillery Recordings)—128 bpm
    Faust & Shortee “Hustlers” FetOo Remix (Heavy Artillery Recordings)—128 bpm
    Mr. Brackets “Overflow” (Arkade Records)—128 bpm

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    Short Codes In Software

    DJ Shortee teaches you how to transfer all your Vocal-Based and Instrumental-Based Song structure info that you've discovered using her Mix Set Worksheet over to your Serato DJ Software. She teaches you multiple ways to apply your short codes using the software's description tagging and cue point features. Shortee finishes the course off with a fun homework assignment to help you to practice your set creating skills.

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    Numark NS6II Overview (Bonus Lesson!)

    DJ Shortee give you a quick overview of Numark's NS6II Controller. She walks you through every new feature on the NS6II and breaks down the differences between the NS6II and the original NS6. She also notes the similarities between the NS6II and Numark's NVII Controller that is featured in her previous Serato Controller courses.

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In this video course, world-renowned DJ Shortee teaches you how to find all your possible mix points in your instrumental-based electronic dance music so you can quickly create your DJ sets, both planned and improvised on the fly. She shows you how to dissect your instrumental-based song structures, step by step and in multiple ways, so you can easily identify all the different approaches you can take to mix your songs together and ultimately speed up your entire mix creation process. Every lesson is taught in a clear and concise way that is easy for anyone to understand.

You’ll start off by learning the two most important song structure categories for DJs, vocal-based and instrumental-based, and how to identify the key differences between them. You’ll discover the four main elements that make up the instrumental-based song structure, all their characteristics, and how to use them for DJ mixing. Shortee demonstrates how to break down an entire instrumental-based song structure step by step using her very own instrumental-based short code system and her original Mix Set Worksheet that you can reuse over and over to create your DJ sets. She also shows you how to transfer all your short code info over to your Serato DJ software, so that you can quickly and easily identify all your song info at a glance and ultimately speed up your mix process.

“The Complete Guide to Intermediate DJ Mixing with A Serato Controller—Part 2: Instrumental-Based Music” is an excellent course for an intermediate DJ who already knows how to beatmatch and mix their music or have taken Shortee’s prerequisite course “The Complete Guide to Beginner DJ Mixing with A Serato Controller.” This course is Part 2 of two intermediate mixing courses which cover both vocal-based and instrumental-based song structure mix points, and set you up perfectly for the next course, “The Complete Guide to Advanced DJ Mixing with a Serato Controller.” This information-packed course is part of the Serato Controller Series of Shortee's Complete DJ Method and is essential for building a solid foundation to take your skills to the next level.

Songs Used in This Course & Where to Find Them:

Genisis “Lose Control” Original Mix (Heavy Artillery Recordings)—128 bpm

Faust & Shortee “C’mon” (Heavy Artillery Recordings)—128 bpm

Dirty Fresh “Dancing Plague of 1518” (Heavy Artillery Recordings)—128 bpm

Marc Remillard “Unite” FetOo Remix (Heavy Artillery Recordings)—128 bpm

Faust & Shortee “Hustlers” FetOo Remix (Heavy Artillery Recordings)—128 bpm

Mr. Brackets “Overflow” (Arkade Records)—128 bpm


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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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