Electronic Music DJ Course

Electronic Music DJ Course

Electronic Music DJ Course | Los Angeles

Our Electronic Music DJ course is suitable for complete beginners and bedroom DJs, who want to learn the right way from our superior roster of Electronic Music DJ instructors in groups of no more than four. Our generously equipped DJ lab has every piece of industry standard equipment you’d see in respectable venues, including Pioneer Nexus decks with Rekordbox. If you wish to learn to play popular genres of electronic music, this Electronic Music DJ course is for you. Learning how to DJ should be FUN – not frustrating!

Please note that our club night is not always scheduled straight after your course, so if you’re coming to LA from out of town, please bear this in mind. If you can’t make our club night but wish to be in the lineup on a future date, we can make that happen.

101

Beats and Pieces

  • Equipment, set up, and ready to go
  • Mixer essentials
  • Beats and bars
  • Intro to beat matching
  • The structure of electronic music

Arrangement of Electronic Music

  • Pitch and identifying dissonance (known as clashing)
  • Where to mix in and mix out
  • Differences you need to know between Trap/Bass and ‘Four-On-The-Floor’

Building a Set

  • Tips on track choice
  • Tempo
  • Set order
  • Mix points
  • Teaser mixes

FX

  • Introduction to common FX
  • EQ
  • All about filtering
  • FX in the mix dos and don’ts

Our Pro Hardware & Software

  • Traktor S4 and S8
  • Pioneer Nexus
  • Rekordbox
  • Rane Serato Scratch
  • Technics SL-1210 vinyl turntables
  • Mixed In Key

201

Your Set

  • Fine tuning your set
  • Mixing acapellas
  • Reading a crowd and having a ‘plan b’

Advanced Mixing & Digital Tricks

  • Sampling and triggering
  • All about delay and reverb in the mix
  • Looping and making your own mash-ups on the fly
  • Impact mixing with levels and FX
  • Body language behind the decks

Advanced Set Building & Ad-libbing

  • Out-of-the-box song choice
  • Tempo change tips
  • Music programming

Preparing for Your Show

  • Recording your set for submission
  • Promoting our charity event

After Your Show

  • Keep the momentum going
  • Developing your sound and individuality

30 Hours + Performance | $1199 + $100 Registration

Use the ‘CONNECT’ button below to request more info on our upcoming planned schedules. One of our placement experts will follow up with information and find a time for an assessment call to get you in to the most suitable program we have for you.

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    Testimonials

    I just wanted to say THANK YOU so much for such an awesome experience. The classes Garnish offered and the final experience at Exchange LA was the push I needed to accelerate my new career and gave me confidence as a DJ.

    Matthew Naramore

    This kind of material and skill needs to be well TAUGHT. The instructors were excellent teachers and mentors. They are very passionate about the craft - and are extremely knowledgeable as well as experienced. But they also are very good at articulating the lessons and passing along that wisdom so we can learn... The course was an excellent mix of discussion as well as hands-on training. The instructors also set an exceptional tone for our classroom and created an environment that was motivating and optimal for learning. Great job!

    Eugene KirillovAlan Guno

    The Garnish DJ course gives you a full spectrum of experience from practicing your set, refining it, and then playing for an audience. The DJ course provided the knowledge and experience I needed to feel confident playing anywhere.

    Patrick Lewey

    I wanted to thank you once again for the great night yesterday! Thank you for the unbelievable chance to play in such a good and big place as Exchange Club and for the chance to feel amazing emotions Djing! I hope you liked it and were glad about my set. I appreciate your help and support during the night! I had really good time! Your school and particularly Dj class are fantastic!

    Eugene Kirillov

    I learned more in 6 days than a year of trying to learn on my own. Explained everything in an easy to understand format. Covered tons of material.

    Michelle Tsukamoto

    Lots of one on one, great break down, wonderful teacher. Awesome staff..I cant wait to take a production course to advance what I have learned in this class. Very positive, super supportive. I'm so happy I decided to cont. with my education..201 made everything gel in my brain from the first class especially when I started playing out. It all made sense.

    Bee Cregar

    Everything went really well in Ibiza this time and I had so much fun! I am so glad you taught me, you're the best xoxo

    Paris Hilton

    The classes were a game-changer. In just a few weeks I was playing at gigs with confidence and getting booked for more. I would never be where I am now without Garnish

    Nikki Pennie

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