How to DJ

by Mixing Dj on August 9, 2010

in DJ Tutorials


For over a year, I have been getting comments and questions about how to DJ and the various techniques involved in getting started, choosing equipment and other aspects of DJing. I have written tutorials about these things but I never really answered the main question on everyone’s minds: How to DJ. It’s time to reveal my secrets…

How to DJ

How to DJ



Being a great DJ requires a lot of skills and practice. You have to be good at beatmatching, choosing the right tracks, reading the crowd, being creative with the music, knowing your equipment, scratching and a whole lot of other things. A lot of you are ready and eager to learn all these things, but where do you find direction? That’s why you’re here.

I try hard to explain how to DJ in my tutorials but the truth is that you need more than that. If you want to really be a great DJ, you need to do more than just read my tutorials. You have to watch videos. Reading tutorials will only get you so far – to really learn effectively you need to actually see what I’m talking about, see how to apply these techniques.

Now, you know I have always tried my best to help you learn how to DJ as much as I could. So I got together with some other experienced DJs and we made some videos for you. OVER 7 HOURS OF VIDEOS!

These videos will show you the PROVEN SECRETS of DJing THAT WE HAVE BEEN USING FOR YEARS!

If you are really serious about being an awesome DJ, get this book. Here’s what you will learn:

  • Learn the 3 main mistakes that prevent beginner DJs from developing into Great DJs
  • Learn the basic scratching technique from which all other scratches are derived
  • Learn how to beatmatch – mix 2 tracks using 2 copies of the same record
  • Learn how to mix ANY songs together and have it come out sounding awesome
  • Learn the art of beat juggling, also called doubling
  • And a LOT more!

I’m really serious about this. You can’t find these videos anywhere else online. They are top quality tutorial videos that are guaranteed to turn you into an amazing DJ. And you know what? New videos are being added on a regular basis!

You will get FREE access to a membership site where you can watch new videos as soon as they’re made!

Here are a few new videos that were recently added:

  • A complete Serato Scratch Live tutorial – over 90 minutes long!
  • How to get women dancing on the dance floor
  • How to prepare your mixes
  • How to avoid technical issues

Since this is new and so far only available to my website visitors and a few other people, there are also a few bonus items you’ll get for free. But this is ONLY FOR A LIMITED TIME, so GET THE VIDEOS TODAY!

Learn How to DJ

THERE IS NO EASIER WAY TO LEARN HOW TO DJ!

GET THE VIDEOS WHILE THEY ARE STILL AVAILABLE

{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

Gibson Les Paul August 28, 2010 at 5:15 am

Great tips&tricks. I live in Greece and on the islands the djs go crazy every night, all the summer :). Party baby!

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Steve September 6, 2010 at 9:19 am

I’m new to DJ’ing and have been looking for a good reference resource for ages, looks like I just fount it. Great work, have bookmarked you.

S

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Gee September 11, 2010 at 10:25 pm

Hey great site. I’m just starting out and there is alot of useful info. Goin to put a link on my site to yours once I get it working. Check it out and let me know what you think.

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Rembrandt G. Gregersen October 2, 2010 at 10:18 pm

Great picture! Passion for music really drives a DJ to keep the party going. Thanks for the tips and tricks.

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Keith October 3, 2010 at 8:32 am

I’m really amazed how “DJing” works. I would also love to try it out. Thanks for the tips. I will try it out one of these days. 🙂

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Entheogen October 15, 2010 at 2:47 pm

What to you think about DJing with Ableton Live? Many DJs use it nowadays, but many frown upon it also..

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Scott Espen November 3, 2010 at 3:29 am

I joined the iDJOnDemand program about a year ago to see what the fuss was all about, the videos are continually upgraded which is awesome. Its a great program and run by some great guys that are more than willing to help. If your not ready to jump into it yet because you don’t know where to start check out this article http://blog.djmastercourse.com/become-a-dj-where-to-start/ then come back here and get on the iDJOnDemand program – I’ve done a couple of online tutorials and it is easily the best!

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Film industry November 4, 2010 at 9:55 am

It is really great to see someone sharing their advice about DJing and particularly helping others achieve their goals in the music industry. Great resource

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AML Exam November 16, 2010 at 7:14 am

Hi, very good tips… I am very interested in becoming a DJ but I don’t know where to start. This helped me a lot. Your whole blog has helped me a lot.

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Dmitriy December 3, 2010 at 12:01 pm

I am using Ableton Live it very powerfool

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mark December 12, 2010 at 6:35 pm

Hey great tips man! i like your style, you are giving a lot of good advice to all the new and up and coming dj’s out there, thats cool, This is what i like about the dj community, they are all willing to give great advice when asked.
Im currently putting the finishing touches to a dj dvd and i going to be giving it away for free to all visitors to my site. All im asking from people who visit my site is to leave some feedback on what they would like to know about djing. I want to help as many people as posible to find the answers to what they want to know about djing.

respect!
Marky

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Mobile Disco December 24, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Good Tutorial back in the day it was kept quiet as to keep the industry close.. But if you want to learn, learn the job properly before cheating with computer programmes..

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John Karaoke January 4, 2011 at 6:23 am

Wow, these are great tips. I use to DJ at a karaoke bar, a bit different I know. But your tips are universal can be useful in any situation. Thanks!

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music school January 12, 2011 at 2:11 am

Thanks for sharing your experiences & tips, that’s why I love reading your blog I learned a lot.

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Skyholes February 19, 2011 at 11:56 pm

I like this tutorial , i’m very interesting about DJ’s programs and show.

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dj(square)2 April 21, 2011 at 10:18 pm

got a great deal of tips 2 develop into a rockin DJ………a begginer must go through 2 avail the best tricks to rock the floor…………………..

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Sean Usher May 12, 2011 at 10:03 pm

Hi, in response to Dmitriy regarding Ableton, I use it for production and DJing. Its awesome no doubting, but you should learn to DJ on turntables, using vinyl to mix is much harder than CD’s as you can set all your songs to play at the same speed, by importing them and exporting them through a DAW. Of course if you didn’t do that it would be the same as mixing with vinyl.

I do think some of the hands on skill of mixing is falling away in the digital age, one of the hardest parts of mixing on turntables was getting the speeds right, that don’t seem to be an issue anymore.

Just me 2 cents.

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Musical Equipment May 22, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Beat mixing is the best, as well as, using vinyl. With that said, it is intriguing to use cd’s on the new cd “turntables”.

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The Mixing DJ June 15, 2011 at 11:43 am

Jason says
Your article on the topic “How to DJ” includes the information that i was looking for.
Your post includes great tips and you managed to keep it simple and understandable.
Your post helps me to understand what DJ really is, and i will surely recommend it to other people.

Thanks and keep up the good work.

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The Mixing DJ June 21, 2011 at 11:05 am

Lex says
better music better feeling

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The Mixing DJ June 21, 2011 at 2:30 pm

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Jennifer Gift-Gal June 27, 2011 at 4:24 pm

I’ve been looking for gift ideas for a musician and this article was quite helpful. Doubling, beat matching and juggling… These concepts provide good insight into what DJing is all about. Thanks much!

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sarah July 20, 2011 at 12:34 am

thank you for that informative post

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opusmusiceducation@gmail.com July 26, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Thanks for your tips on how to DJ. I am a private piano teacher but I often have music students that are interested in learning how to DJ. This gives me a good primer so that I may learn some basics to teach them. Thanks!

-Theresa

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DAVE PIERCE September 8, 2011 at 10:53 am

Great Tips but like it says the best thing you can do is practise hands on with Vinyl/CD
There is no point learning with a software as you will never have true DJ skills needed!

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DJ SWIFT January 10, 2012 at 8:18 am

The first two years of me DJing I wasted alot of time “teaching myself” I would have killed for a time saver such as these videos Luckily I was down to earth and realized that an “Ego” isn’t the reason for success hard work and a TON of practice. So “teaching myself” helped, but I could’ve skipped the learning curve with these videos.

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