Live DJ & Music Production
Course 1: An Overview on DJing

Welcome to the exciting world of DJing! Our comprehensive course covers all the basics you’ll need to know, from mixing and blending tracks to beatmatching and song selection. We’ll teach you the ins and outs of equipment setup, as well as how to troubleshoot problems that may occur along the way. But it doesn’t stop there–we’re also here to help you build your brand and network within the industry. 

Tempo is a critical element that plays a vital role in creating the feel and mood of a song. Essentially, tempo refers to the speed or pace of a rhythm and is measured in beats per minute (BPM). Whether it’s a fast-paced beat that gets people excited or a slow one that sets a mellow tone, the tempo of a song is the driving force behind its overall feel. It’s worth noting that the tempo can also affect a performance’s energy level and intensity, making it an essential aspect of any musical masterpiece. 

Before any event, performers and event organizers usually agree on a specific length of time for the performance. This helps in ensuring that the event is well-organized and runs smoothly. In addition to the set length, performers may also receive guidelines or requirements for their set, including the expected musical genres, specific tracks to include or avoid, and the overall vibe they should project. By adhering to these guidelines, performers can ensure that their performance succeeds and leaves the audience thoroughly entertained.

There are various types of gigs that a DJ could be booked for, such as nightclub gigs, music festival gigs, and concert or tour gigs. Regardless of the gig, displaying proper etiquette and professionalism is critical to building and maintaining a successful career. Your assignments for this course are to tell us what kind of DJ you want to be, set up your hardware and software, and practice DJing for an hour. Congratulations–you’re taking the first steps to become a professional live DJ.