DJ Skills The Essential Guide to Mixing and Scratching

ISBN-10: 0240520696
ISBN-13: 9780240520698
Edition: 2008
Authors: Stephen Webber
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Description: DJ Skills: The Essential Guide to Mixing & Scratching is the most comprehensive, up to date approach to DJing ever produced. With insights from top club, mobile, and scratch DJs, the book includes many teaching strategies developed in the Berklee  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 11/14/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

DJ Skills: The Essential Guide to Mixing & Scratching is the most comprehensive, up to date approach to DJing ever produced. With insights from top club, mobile, and scratch DJs, the book includes many teaching strategies developed in the Berklee College of Music prototype DJ lab. From scratching and mixing skills to the latest trends in DVD and video mixing this book gives you access to all the tools, tips and techniques you need. Topics like hand position are taught in a completely new way, and close-up photos of famous DJ?s hands are featured. As well as the step-by-step photos the book includes an audio CD to demonstrate techniques. This book is perfect for intermediate and advanced DJs looking to improve their skills in both the analogue and digital domain. * In-depth interviews with the best DJ?s for their genre offering insight, tips and techniques * Covers the hottest new trends- DVD video mixing, effects, computerised DJ * CD with audio samples features US National DCM champion DJ Perseus to demonstrate techniques

Introduction
Heritage: The Historical Record
The Evolution of Records
The Evolution of the Radio DJ
The Evolution of the Club DJ- Featuring original interviews with BT and Paul Oakenfold
The Evolution of the Hip Hop DJ- Featuring original interviews with Grand Wizard Theodore and DJ Shadow
The Evolution of the Scratch DJ- Featuring original interviews with QBert and Rob Swift
The Evolution of the DJ as Musician- Featuring original interviews with Herbie Hancock, DJ Logic, Kid Koala, Faust & Shortee, and DJ Radar Hardware: The Tools of the DJ
Turntable Tools
CD, DVD and Hard Drive Decks
Mixers & Effects
Drum Machines & Groove Boxes
Computerized DJ/Remix Tools
Hardware Synths
The Bizarre: MIT?s ?DJ I Robot? How-To: The Skills of the DJ
Mixing Skills
Set Building Skills
Mobile DJ Skills
Hip Hop DJ Skills
Scratch DJ Skills Conclusion CD Contents- Featuring examples by US National DMC champion DJ Perseus 1-98 BPM Groove (for beat matching and mixing), 2-91 BPM Groove (for beat matching and mixing), 3-110 BPM Rhythm Track (for beat matching and mixing), 4-Scratch Samples (for scratch practice), 5-Vocal Samples (for scratch practice), 6-Band of White Noise (for scratch practice), 7-Basic (Scratch Examples), 8-Drag (Scratch Examples), 9-Scribble (Scratch Examples), 10-Tears (Examples), 11-Lazer 1 Hand (Examples), 12-Lazer 2 Hand (Examples), 13-Lazer Muted (Examples), 14-Swipes (Examples), 15-Uzi (Scratch Examples), 16-Sample Tips (Examples), 17-Tips & Tears (Examples), 18-Drum Tips (Examples), 19-Basic Fader (Scratch Examples), 20-Stabs (Scratch Examples), 21-Chirps (Scratch Examples), 22-Cutting (Examples), 23-Kick, 24-Kick & Snare, 25-Beat Scratching (Examples), 26-Fades (Scratch Examples), 27-Uzi Fades (Scratch Examples), 28-Echoes (Scratch Examples), 29-Transformer (Scratch Examples), 30-One Click Flare (Scratch Examples), 31-Two Click Flares (Scratch Examples), 32-Three Click Flares (Scratch Examples), 33-Twiddle (Scratch Examples), 34-Four Finger Crabs (Scratch Examples), 35-Three Finger Crabs (Scratch Examples), 36-Combinations (Scratch Examples)

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