Turntablism DJ Course

Turntablism DJ Course

Turntablism DJ Course | Los Angeles

Learn the art of turntablism on our turntablism DJ course from 3-Time Red Bull Thre3style Champion DJ Dynamix. Whether you’re an established DJ looking to take your sets to the next level, or a beginner interested in scratching and beat juggling, this is the course for you. In this split-level course, you will learn to scratch to any genre, beat juggle, and utilize the latest technology. Sign up now to secure your spot on our turntablism DJ course as classes only fit 4 students!

If you make the grade after assessment on the 201, you will be invited to DJ in the Gallery at The Exchange nightclub in Downtown LA at our club night. We are proud to say that not one student so far hasn’t made the grade. You can also get paid with any results you get co-promoting our event!

Before we were fortunate enough to have the demand to run genre-specific DJ courses, our generic courses often resulted in instructors who could never be suitable for all the learners’ music tastes; you had to be lucky to get the right instructor. Naturally, we are thrilled to now be able to offer fully comprehensive Turntableism DJ course!

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 and check the dates with us before you book. If you can’t make our club night but wish to be involved, you will ‘roll over’ and be on our list until you can.

101

Introduction & configuration

  • Correct hand placement and record control
  • Setting weights/height/anti-skipping on tonearm (turntables) & setting marks
  • Setting jog adjust on CDJs
  • Setting the latency on a controller
  • What you would need to configure a portable turntable
  • Faderless Scratches: Baby, Drag, Scribble

Scratching with the fader

  • Proper fader technique
  • Basic fader scratches: stab, military, transform
  • Creating scratch combos
  • Effective practice habits

Advanced scratches and techniques

  • Open-fader & advanced scratches: chirps, triplets, flares, crab
  • Scratching words, phrases, & acapellas
  • Scratching with FX

201

Introduction to beat juggling and incorporating turntablism into the mix

  • Introduction to beat juggling: 2 & 1-bar backspins
  • Combining scratching and beat juggling
  • Using scratching as a transition tool

Advanced beat juggling techniques and putting it all together

  • 1/2 & 1/4-bar backspins
  • Scratch drumming
  • Practicing in a group setting/working as a team (carousel scratches and juggling)

Building and performing your routine

  • Advanced beat juggling patterns – chasing, double & triple ups, and ghost juggling
  • Incorporating body tricks
  • Building a jaw-dropping set incorporating turntablism

Preparing for your show

  • Preparing your set
  • Recording your set
  • Marketing and promoting your gig

 

If you have any questions, feel free to send us a message or call (424) 653 6481. To go ahead and book, you can use the ‘See Schedule and Book’ button, and we’ll look forward to seeing you soon.

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The small class sizes allows one on one interaction, which is essential. I didn't really care for it before, but you can really get to know your peers and instructors. I feel confident about starting a career in DJing now after learning the foundation through this class.

Kristin Wong

Had a great time and learned a lot, the course took me to another level as a DJ.

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