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.
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
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 ‘BOOK NOW’ buttons, and we’ll look forward to seeing you soon.
Today’s Turntablism DJ Course Prices
Schedules in red or black correspond to the info in the key just below. Prices start black, then go to red, then back to black before they are fully booked, so if you see a schedule you like, grab it now! There’s also 10% off for each additional course you book in the future.
101: $799 | 201: $799 | Both: $1199 if booked, paid, and taken together
101: $699 | 201: $699 | Both: $999 if booked, paid, and taken together
Tuesday Mornings | 11 – 2
101: September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17. 201: October 24, 31, November 7, 14. and your show
Sunday ‘Mornings’ | 11 – 2 | FULLY BOOKED
101: September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. 201: November 5, 12, 19, 26, and your show
Weekday | 11 – 6 | FULLY BOOKED
November 101: 2, 3, 9. 201: 16, 17, and your show
Winter Boot Camp | 11 – 6
101: November 27, 28, 29. 201: November 30, December 1, and your show
Wednesday Evenings | 7.30 – 10.30
101: January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 5, 13. 201: February 20, 27, March 6, 13, and your show.
Sundays | 12 – 7 | FULLY BOOKED
101: January 8, 15, 22. 201: January 29, February 5, and your show.
Spring Boot Camp | 11 – 6
101: March 20, 21, 22. 201: March 23, 24, and your show.
Monday Evenings | 7.30 – 10.30
101: April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28. 201: June 4, 11, 18, 25, and your show.
Summer Boot Camp | 11 – 6
101: July 16, 17, 18 201: 19, 20, and your show.
Winter Boot Camp | 11 – 6
101: November 26, 27, 28. 201: November 29, 30, and your show.
2019: Similar Schedule
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