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The Complete Guide to Intermediate DJ Mixing with Turntables and a Mixer, Part 1: Vocal-Based Music

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    Introduction (4:44)


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    Vocal Structure: Intro (5:20)


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    Vocal Structure: Chorus (4:23)


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    Vocal Structure: Verse (5:38)


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    Vocal Structure: Bridge (3:32)


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    Vocal Structure: Outro (4:09)


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    Vocal Structure: Short Codes (4:43)


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    Vocal Song Breakdown (15:39)


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    Vocal Song Mix Points (15:36)


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    Short Code on Records (8:52)


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    Short Codes in Software (15:56)


In this video course, world-renowned DJ Shortee teaches you how to find all your possible mix points in your vocal-based music so that you can quickly create your DJ sets, both planned and improvised on the fly. She shows you how to dissect your vocal-based song structures, step by step and in multiple ways, so that you can easily identify all the ways you can mix your songs together and ultimately speed up your entire mix creation process. Every lesson is taught clearly, making it 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 five main elements that make up the vocal-based song structure, all their characteristics and how to use them for DJ mixing. Shortee demonstrates how to break down an entire vocal-based song structure step by step using her very own vocal-based short code system and her original Mix Set Worksheet that you can re-use over and over to create your DJ sets. She also shows you how to transfer all your short code info over to your vinyl records and your DJ software, if you use it, 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 Turntables and a Mixer—Part 1: Vocal-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 Turntables and a Mixer.” This course is also Part 1 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 Turntables and a Mixer.” This information-packed course is part of the Turntable Series of Shortee's Complete DJ Method and is essential for building a solid foundation to take your skills to the next level.

Suggested Supplies for Lesson 10:
Pen
Marker
Scissors
Masking Tape or Dry Erase Tape
Circle Stickers (optional)

Songs Used in This Course & Where to Find Them:

*All the songs used in this course have been “cleaned” of expletives, however, the songs listed below are the original versions.

Trilyon “The Grand Intro” ft. Yung Smuv and Faust & Shortee (Epic Album—Ownership Recordings)—93 bpm (Explicit Version)

Supastition “Soul Control” ft. Little Brother and Faust & Shortee (Chain Letters Album—Reform School Music)—95 bpm (Explicit Version)

Supastition “Don’t Stop” ft. Faust & Shortee (Chain Letters Album—Reform School Music)—90 bpm (Explicit Version)

Supastition “Nickled Needles” ft. Faust & Shortee (Chain Letters Album—Reform School Music)—92 bpm (Explicit Version)


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MikeNmolly
Submitted 9 months ago

The Complete Guide to Intermediate DJ Mixing with Turntables and a Mixer, Part 1: Vocal-Based Music

I love this course, it is very helpful!

I am a: Beginner, Student, Hobbyist, Musician, Beat Maker

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Submitted 11 months ago

Super helpful techniques and tips!

Great information and shorthand system!

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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 Intermediate DJ Mixing with Turntables and a Mixer, Part 1: Vocal-Based Music is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 2 .
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Date published: 2017-12-15
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Date published: 2017-11-06
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