DJing For Dummies

Author: John Steventon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118937260

Category: Music

Page: 432

View: 902

DJ like a pro—without skipping a beat The bestselling guide to spinning and scratching is back! If you've ever spent hours in your bedroom with two turntables and an earful of tracks that sound off-beat or out of key, DJing For Dummies is the go-to guide for taking your skills to the next level. Inside, John Steventon, a successful club DJ, walks you through the basics of mixing, the techniques and tricks you need to create your own DJ style and how to make DJing work for you. Covering both digital and old-school vinyl-based instruction, this guide covers all the latest DJ technology, equipment and software so you can get mixing and stay one step ahead of the crowd. Brimming with expert advice and easy-to-follow explanations, the information in DJing For Dummies gives you everything you need to build a foolproof set and play to a live crowd. Nail down the basics and build on existing skills Sort through the latest equipment and technology Have a go at crossfading, beatmatching and scratching Mix tracks seamlessly to sound like a pro If you're new to the game or looking to step up your skills and graduate to club work, DJing For Dummies has you covered.

DJing For Dummies

Author: John Steventon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470664053

Category: Music

Page: 424

View: 337

How to start and build a successful career as a DJ-from at-home mixing to making demos to playing to a live crowd Whether it's a digital or vinyl track of "Proud Mary," a DJ sets the mood, amps up the excitement, and gets a crowd of revelers rockin'. Often an outsized personality, blessed with a gorgeous voice and an encyclopedic knowledge of music, a DJ is this era's new pop star. For those interested in how to begin a career as a DJ, DJing For Dummies offers newcomers all the technical know-how needed as well as advice on how to create your own DJing style and how to make DJing work for you. With tips on equipment essentials, such as turntables, slipmats and needles, headphones, and amplifiers, as well as buying records, CDs, and MP3s, this practical guide takes you through the basics of mixing, song structure, building a foolproof set, creating a great demo, and what to do when you finally face a live audience. Includes ten resources for expanding your skills and fan base With invaluable advice on ten DJing mistakes to avoid as well as answers to DJ questions you're too afraid to ask Includes updated info on the latest software and techniques, expanded content on digital DJing, and DJing over the Internet With tips on the ten items to take with you when you get a gig, as well as how to DJ at a wedding, DJing For Dummies will help turn your fantasy into an exciting and fun, money-making career.

DJing for Dummies

Author: John Steventon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470034224

Category: Music

Page: 408

View: 779

From novice to nightclub -- without the nightmares. Whether you're a bedroom DJ looking to improve, or an accomplished amateur making the transition to playing live, DJing For Dummies has the accessible information you need. From what to buy (and what not to buy), mastering the beat, and reading a crowd, to all the tricks, techniques, and flourishes of a pro DJ, you'll be turning noise into notoriety in no time. Discover how to: * Buy the essential equipment * Set up your kit * beatmatch seamlessly * scratch with vinyl and CD * make a great demo * Market yourself as a DJ * Explanations in plain English ' * Get in get out' information * Icons and other navigational aids * Tear-out cheat sheet * Top ten lists * A dash of humour and fun Get [email protected] * Find listings of all our books * Choose from many different subject categories * Browse out free articles

Rock the Dancefloor: The Proven Five-Step Formula for Total Djing Success

Author: Phil Morse

Publisher: Rethink Press

ISBN: 9781781331989

Category: Music

Page: 294

View: 3163

If you want to know how it feels to be the DJ, to share the music you love with other people, to receive the adulation of packed dancefloors night after night, this book will show you exactly what to do to get there. Whether you're brand-new to this, a DJ who wants to finally break out of the bedroom, or you just want to improve your game, the five-step formula in Rock The Dancefloor! will help you to become a truly great DJ. This clear and practical guide will enable you to: Understand modern DJ gear, in order to avoid expensive mistakes Assemble the best music collection, so you can fill any dancefloor Quickly master all the techniques, so your DJ mixes sound amazing Perform like a pro at any type of gig: parties, bars, night clubs... Promote yourself effectively, for more and better paid bookings

How to DJ Right

The Art and Science of Playing Records

Author: Frank Broughton,Bill Brewster

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9780802199744

Category: Music

Page: 288

View: 986

DJs have gone from being underpaid live jukeboxes to becoming premier entertainers, producers, businessmen, and musicians capable of commanding admiration from thousands and earning serious money. Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton's Last Night a DJ Saved My Life was the definitive history of the DJ. Now they gather their mastery of the artistic and technical aspects of being a DJ into a clear, accessible, and entertaining guide. How to DJ is the perfect guide -- from the most basic keys to establishing a music collection and a distinctive sound, to elementary record-spinning, to the complex skills of scratching, hot-mixing, and beat-juggling, as well as the inimitable art of creating an evening of sound that is perfectly timed, balanced, and unforgettable. Diagrams throughout illustrate phrases, beat timing, and song structure with no reliance on music theory, and resource lists recommend everything from which songs are best (and most fun) to learn with, to good sources for building a library of disks, CDs, and MP3s. For those who want to turn pro, the authors give sage advice on the vagaries of the club and music business. Short quotes, anecdotes, and photos of famous DJs such as Grandmaster Flash and Derrick Carter are featured.

Last Night a DJ Saved My Life

The History of the Disc Jockey

Author: Bill Brewster,Frank Broughton

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802194362

Category: Music

Page: 448

View: 927

“A riveting look at record spinning from its beginnings to the present day . . . A grander and more fascinating story than one would think” (Time Out). This is the first comprehensive history of the disc jockey, a cult classic now updated with five new chapters and over a hundred pages of additional material. It’s the definitive account of DJ culture, from the first record played over airwaves to house, hip-hop, techno, and beyond. From the early development of recorded and transmitted sound, DJs have been shaping the way we listen to music and the record industry. This book tracks down the inside story on some of music’s most memorable moments. Focusing on the club DJ, the book gets first-hand accounts of the births of disco, hip-hop, house, and techno. Visiting legendary clubs like the Peppermint Lounge, Cheetah, the Loft, Sound Factory, and Ministry of Sound, and with interviews with legendary DJs, Last Night a DJ Saved My Life is a lively and entertaining account of musical history and some of the most legendary parties of the century. “Brewster and Broughton’s ardent history is one of barriers and sonic booms, spanning almost 100 years, including nods to pioneers Christopher Stone, Martin Block, Douglas ‘Jocko’ Henderson, Bob ‘Wolfman Jack’ Smith and Alan ‘Moondog’ Freed.” —Publishers Weekly

Beyond Beatmatching

Take Your DJ Career to the Next Level

Author: Yakov Vorobyev,Eric Coomes

Publisher: Mixed in Key

ISBN: 9780615639864

Category: Disc jockeys

Page: 222

View: 6772

The team behind Mixed In Key software explores the art of professional DJing to answer one simple question: What can you do to become a better DJ? Beyond Beatmatching will show you how to: Use harmonic mixing in your DJ sets Mix with energy levels in mind Dig for the most unique tracks and define your sound Build a perfect DJ laptop Mix a flawless DJ set Create your own mashups Get gigs at nightclubs and festivals Build your brand with a logo design, publicity shots and press kit Use Facebook and social media to expand your audience The book also features in-depth interviews with key DJs, innovators and executives, including Markus Schulz, DJ Sasha, A-list manager Ash Pournouri, talent booker Biz Martinez, marketing guru Karl Detken, and many more. Written in a user-friendly, straightforward tone and rife with valuable insights about the history (and future) of modern DJing, Beyond Beatmatching covers ground that no guide to DJing has attempted to date. Get this book today and discover a wealth of advanced techniques already known to the world's best DJs.

Digital Dj

Author: Ben James,Gerald Webb,Gerald "World Wide" Webb

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9780757994531

Category: Music

Page: 48

View: 1677

Just as the DJ revolution has taken the music industry by storm, the digital revolution has propelled the art of the DJ into new, uncharted territories. This book provides aspiring DJs with all the resources they need to understand and perfect the skills, techniques, and tools used by the most popular digital DJs. As these skills are explained, DJs will be able to practice and hone them with the included CDs designed specifically to aid in learning these new techniques and tools quickly and easily. Covers everything an aspiring digital DJ needs to know including gear, digital DJ basics, music theory, beat-match mixing, scratch basics, DJ advances, and advanced scratches.

Djing for Beginners

Mastering, Mixing, Sequencing, Beatmatching, and Equalising

Author: Matt Anniss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782743736

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 6414

Have you pictured yourself spinning the decks and mixing records? Do you want to create new sounds but are unsure where to start? From hip-hop to trance, DJing for Beginners tells you everything you need to know about the equipment and the techniques behind mixing records and sounds in rap, dance, reggae and other styles. If you re undecided whether you want to work with vinyl or be a digital DJ, the book shows you the advantages and disadvantages of each. In addition, becoming a DJ involves a great deal of equipment and can be costly, but the book advises on where savings can be made, such as which pieces are best bought second hand and which pieces you won t need until you re a lot more advanced. From matching the tempo and keys of songs to scratching, blending intros and outros, drags and looping, the book guides you through the essential steps to becoming a DJ. Each chapter also includes a special feature about a major DJ, from Grandmaster Flash in the 1980s to Paul Oakenfield in the 1990s to deadmau5 and Nina Kraviz today.With clear diagrams, photographs and instructions, DJing for Beginners is the ideal book for the first-time DJ. "

Everything You Need to Know about Dj'ing and Success

Danny Rampling Shares His 20 Years Experience at the Top

Author: Danny Rampling

Publisher: Aurum PressLtd

ISBN: 9781845135829

Category: Music

Page: 304

View: 5631

Do you aspire to be a great DJ? Would you like to be successful in any walk of life? Now, drawing on his 20 years of experience as a leading international DJ, Danny Rampling shares the secrets that have made him one of the most revered names in his industry, secrets that will help you become more successful in your music, your business and your life. Bursting with step-by-step guides, easy to follow diagrams and personal anecdotes, this jargon-free, essential book explains: how to choose and set up your equipment basic to advanced DJ'ing skills, including beatmatching, FX, EQ and scratching the essentials of setting up and promoting gigs producing mixes and cutting records mobile and radio DJ'ing the financial, legal and commercial need-to-knows that will transform you musical talent into business success Finally, Danny outlines his profound belief in the power of positive thinking, delving behind the mystery of success to reveal the life lessons that will enable you to turn your dream into a reality. Also included is a far-reaching bonus resources section featuirng info on DJ courses, music tool sites, record stores, agencies, sample contracts and much more. And as if that weren't enough, we've put together a free CD of illuminating interviews with leading industry figures like Pete Tong and Joey Negro. Owners of the book will also get full access to Danny's exclusive minisite www.dannyramplingbookbonuses.com, including access to live web seminars, updates, competitions and more.

Spin Now!

The DJ Starter Handbook

Author: DJ Shortee

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1458471497

Category: Music

Page: 64

View: 7352

(Technical). Spin Now! puts you on the fast track to DJing, whether you want to be a digital DJ or vinyl junkie. In this book with ccompanying audio and video, Los Angeles DJ, world-class turntablist, producer, and classroom instructor DJ Shortee teaches you everything you need to know so you can start mixing tunes like the pros! From CDJs, turntables, and DJ mixers to DJ Software, MIDI controllers, and more, discover the tools of the trade and how to choose which are best for you. Learn how to set up different gear and how to operate it correctly. Find out where to get music and how to select your tunes in order to create your own unique sound. Learn how to identify beats, count music, sync tempos, and match keys. Master the basics of cueing, scratching, and droppin' on the "one." Learn how to create seamless mixes through beat matching, blending, and EQing. Discover useful practice techniques, get advice on how to promote yourself, learn how to survive your first gig, and more! The included clips contain specific exercises directly correlating with lessons in the text, including material that lets you play along in real time. Each technique is taught using both CDJs and turntables and can easily be applied to any DJ software and controllers. No matter what equipment you use, Shortee's lessons are essential to learning how to DJ like a pro!_Want to become a Pro DJ? Learn from one!

How to DJ (properly)

The Art and Science of Playing Records

Author: Frank Broughton,Bill Brewster

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0593058119

Category: Disc jockeys

Page: 295

View: 3240

Everyone wants to be a DJ. Playing records and MP3s isn't rocket science, but there's a universe of difference between doing it and doing it well. DJing is like modelling: most people could have a stab at it, some can earn money doing it, but only a very few can become supermodels. This book both forms the perfect introduction for the novice who wants a pair of Technics turntables for Christmas and contains enough spot-on advice and advanced instruction to be valuable to more experienced DJs. Written in an opinionated and entertaining no-bullshit style, with a healthy dose of realism, it shatters some illusions about the dance industry and offers in return some powerfully inspiring visions as it explains the true rewards of the DJ's craft. Includes everything you will ever need to know, from illustrated tutorials on mixing techniques and styles, digital mixing, tips on buying the right equipment and records, advice from superstar DJs aplenty, plus how to make your own tracks and how to throw the best party. Now all you need is to get out of your bedroom and do it . . .

Music Theory For Dummies

Author: Michael Pilhofer,Holly Day

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118991133

Category: Music

Page: 336

View: 7022

Get more out of music with this essential guide Music Theory For Dummies makes music theory easy to understand, with a friendly, unintimidating overview of everything you need to know to become fluent at knocking out beats, reading musical scores, and learning to anticipate where a song should go—whether you're reading someone else's music or writing your own. Whether you're a music student or a music lover, you'll learn to read, write, and understand music with this informative guide. With expert instruction, you'll put it all together as you compose, arrange, and create original melodies, harmonies, and chords of your own, with helpful tips for performing your pieces in front of an audience. This new third edition presents the most current teaching techniques, the newest music genres and examples, and updated information on all aspects of understanding, creating, and performing music. Studies have shown that music training improves children's' verbal and spatial abilities, and it's been associated with cognitive and mathematical benefits in adults. The music job market is expected to increase over the coming years, and music theory is becoming an increasingly common part of education at all levels. Music Theory For Dummies provides the instruction you need to get more out of music than you ever thought possible. Master major and minor scales, intervals, pitches, and clefs Understand basic notation, time signals, tempo, dynamics, and navigation Employ melodies, chords, progressions, and phrases to form music Compose harmonies and accompanying melodies for voice and instruments Whether you intend to pursue a degree or career in music, or just enjoy listening to it, understanding the theory behind it gives you a whole new appreciation for the artistry and craftsmanship behind the pieces that give you goose bumps. It's a mix of technical skill, inborn talent, and plenty of practice – and now you can try your hand at it, with Music Theory For Dummies.

How to Be a DJ in 10 Easy Lessons

Learn to Spin, Scratch and Produce Your Own Mixes!

Author: DJ Booma

Publisher: Super Skills

ISBN: 1633223981

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 1397

"Think you have what it takes to be a superstar DJ? Now is your chance to learn with this simple guide to DJing. Learn the ins and outs of mixing, scratching, and blending and prepare to play in front of a live audience! With easy-to-follow instructions, colorful graphics, and helpful tips from an experienced professional DJ, this handy book breaks down everything you need to know into 10 simple lessons. Covering everything from equipment and software, to basic music theory and tips on performance, this is the perfect introduction to music mixing for aspiring DJs."--Publisher's website.

The Laptop DJ Handbook

Setups and Techniques of the Modern Performer

Author: Jason Emsley

Publisher: Cengage Learning Ptr

ISBN: 9781435456648

Category: Computers

Page: 340

View: 6132

The purpose of this book is to present the ever-evolving DJ world with a fresh approach towards the redefinition of what it means to be a "DJ". Powerful computing combined with innovative design has provided the modern DJ with branching options for creative expression. Through description and example, readers are presented with fundamental tutorials as well as various creative performance configurations for three of the more popular audio software applications: Traktor Pro, Maschine and Ableton Live.

Teach Yourself How to Dj

Author: Rob Wood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780340912560

Category: Disc jockeys

Page: 184

View: 9748

A fully illustrated, step-by-step guide for budding DJ's who have just acquired or are about to acquire their first turntable. The book gives a down-to-earth, friendly guide to all there is to know about the craft of DJing. First learn about the technicalities and the tools of the trade and then follow the advice and tips of well-known DJ's on the practical aspects of mixing and performing to a full dance floor. Essential reading for anyone who wants to get started and who requires accompanying, comprehensive information to use as both a guide and a reference book.

Law For Dummies

Author: John Ventura

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118054083

Category: Law

Page: 384

View: 2025

Get answers to your legal questions — in plain English! Find out how to protect your family, your money, your job, and your rights If you're like most people, you probably don't know much about your legal rights and responsibilities — until you run smack-dab into a messy legal problem. Now revised and updated, this friendly guide helps you get a handle on a wide range of everyday legal issues, decipher legal mumbo-jumbo — and come out on top. Discover how to: Protect your child support rights Arm yourself against identity theft Clean up your credit and improve your credit score Hire the right attorney for your needs Draw up wills and living wills

Complementary Medicine For Dummies

Author: Jacqueline Young

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470519684

Category: Medical

Page: 448

View: 8143

A comprehensive guide to what’s what and what works in complementary medicine, this expert guide cuts through the jargon and gives you the facts about the alternatives. Whether you are interested in maintaining your general well-being or relieving the symptoms of a specific complaint, this book outlines all of the therapies available to you – from acupuncture through healing foods to yoga and massage - and tells you what each treatment is most effective for, how to go about finding a practitioner and what to expect from a consultation. Topics covered in Complementary Medicine For Dummies include: Old Dogs – New Tricks: From Ancient Roots to Modern Practice Turning to the Pros for Your Health Diagnosis Reading the Body (Self-Diagnosis) Uncovering Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Revealing Ayurveda’s ‘Science of Life’ Balancing Health With Tibetan Medicine Purifying the Body with Japanese Medicine Dipping Your Toes Into Nature Cure Getting to the Point of Acupuncture Homing in on Homeopathy Unearthing Herbal Medicine Nibbling on Nutritional Medicine Diving into Naturopathy Opening Up with Osteopathy Getting to the Crunch with Chiropractic Moving with Bodywork Therapies Enjoying Massage Therapies Relaxing with Breathing, Relaxation, and Meditation Scenting Out Aromatherapy and Flower and Tree Remedies Connecting with Healing Therapies Getting Your Head Around Psychological Therapies Feeling the Buss of Energy Medicine Having a Go with Creative Therapies Ten Complementary Medicine Tips for Healthy Living Ten Superfoods for Great Health Ten Great Herbal Remedies Appendix A: A-Z of Therapies ~

Coaching Junior Football Teams For Dummies

Author: National Alliance for Youth Sports

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119997382

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 388

View: 7229

Packed with drills and tips for training and game days The fun and easy way to master the art of football coaching Volunteering as a youth football coach can be a great experience, both for you and your squad. But what if you've never coached before, or want to improve? Don't worry! This friendly guide explains football rules, shows you how to approach coaching, and gives you practical pointers on improving team skills and encouraging good sportsmanship. * Understand football rules * Develop a coaching philosophy * Teach football fundamentals * Run great training sessions * Lead your team during a game * Communicate effectively with parents

Songwriting For Dummies

Author: Dave Austin,Jim Peterik,Cathy Lynn Austin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047089041X

Category: Music

Page: 384

View: 4865

Proven techniques for songwriting success This friendly, hands-on guide tackles the new face of the recording industry, guiding you through the shift from traditional sales to downloads and mobile music, as well as how you can harness social media networks to get your music "out there." You get basic songwriting concepts, insider tips and advice, and inspiration for writing — and selling — meaningful, timeless songs. Songwriting 101 — get a grip on everything you need to know to write a song, from learning to listen to your "inner voice" to creating a "mood" and everything in between Jaunt around the genres — discover the variety of musical genres and find your fit, whether it's rock, pop, R&B, gospel, country, or more Let the lyrics out — master the art of writing lyrics, from finding your own voice to penning the actual words to using hooks, verses, choruses, and bridges Make beautiful music — find your rhythm, make melodies, and use chords to put the finishing touches on your song Work the Web — harness online marketing and social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and others to get your music heard by a whole new audience Open the book and find: What you need to know before you write a single note Tips on finding inspiration Ways to use poetic devices in lyrics Computer and Web-based shortcuts and technologies to streamline songwriting A look at famous songwriting collaborators Writing for stage, screen, and television How to make a demo to get your song heard Advice on how to make money from your music Learn to: Develop your songwriting skills with tips and techniques from the pros Use social networking sites to get your music out to the public Break into the industry with helpful, how-to instructions