This course is suitable for anyone who knows how to perform basic DJ blends and mixes, understands about EQ control and phrasing and can beat match confidently. If you’re just starting out and struggle with any of those techniques then we would recommend taking one of our beginner DJ courses first. We have beginner DJ courses available for:
This course contains 25 lessons in which you’ll learn:
We’ll show you how to access and change various settings on your DJ software and hardware, like being able to access new BPM ranges and more.
Easy DJ Transition Methods
In this section of the course you’ll learn some of the easiest and most effective ways to transition between totally different genres. We will show you how to drop mix to new genres, use FX to transition and even your DJ software/hardware’s sampler.
Mixing Different Genres Together
In this section of the course you’ll learn how to combine different genres together to create live mash ups. We’ll show you how to mix any genre together, like rock and hip hop, or pop & funk for example. This section of the course explains how to get creative with different genres of music. It’s not just about jumping from one song to another, it’s about layering and combining the genres together.
Wide BPM Transitions
DJs music libraries can be vast and cover a wide range of BPMs. When playing to a diverse crowd you will find that you need to play lots of different genres, even back to back. How do you get from a song at 128bpm to one at 102bpm? What happens if you’re mixing trap but the crowd want rock or house music? How do you mix into a totally new genre with style and confidence? In this section of the course we have tutorials explaining multiple ways to move up and down your music library. No request will be too complex to mix in after completing this section of our DJ transitions course.
Advanced DJ Transition Techniques
Transitioning between genres is not only a practical skill for playing to crowds but a creative one too. In this section of the course we teach things like finger drumming to help you perform during your genre transitions. You’ll learn how to finger drum various drum patterns, use acapellas to switch genres and even use wordplay or tone play to move into new areas of your music library.
Advanced Beat Gridding – Bonus Section
Some music DJs mix is recorded live. This means it doesn’t have a constant bpm throughout. However with digital software such as Rekordbox or Serato you can create elastic beat grids. After taking this section of the course you will even be able to SYNC a live rock or disco song into a house beat and more! Please note this section is for Serato or Rekordbox users. Unfortunately Traktor doesn’t support elastic beat grids yet.