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How to Be a DJ - An Introduction

How to Be a DJ - An Introduction

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  • Thu 23 May, 5:30pm – 7:30pm


Wellington High School, 249 Taranaki St, Wellington



Join DJ Shan from the Aotearoa DJ Academy and be introduced to the basics of DJing in a practical, hands-on learning experience.

Always wanted to try being a DJ but not sure where to begin? Experienced and professional DJ Shan (Shannon Chng-Rawiri) will teach you all about the technical aspects, equipment and terminology, as well as the industry in general, and enable you to put together a confident short performance.

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:
- Gain an understanding of the work content and career opportunities in this industry
- Learn the difference between what a DJ is required to deliver in the following situations: Mobile, Club, Radio, Turntablist and Hobby
- Participate in various practical activities: Slip Cueing and Baby Scratch, basic beat matching and song structures
- Gain a good understanding of the equipment used and terminology including: - Tables: pitch control - Mixer: crossfader, input faders, EQ, gain, cue system - Needles: back tracking - Slip Mats
- Learn about Counting Bars and Matching Tempos - The difference between a Bar, Phrases and BPM - Techniques to Count, Hand position and movement etc.

Confidently present a 5 minute performance in class.

The course will be held at DJ Shan’s studio at 15a Kent Terrace, Wellington (between Hong Kong Restaurant and Peking House). Bring headphones, a USB with your favourite music and a laptop, if you have one. Limited to eight participants.

Note: Courses need a minimum number to go ahead so if we don't have enough enrolments a few days before the start date, we have to cancel. We'll let you know by email so please check yours regularly.

23-May-2019 -27-Jun-2019 7
Duration 6 weeks, Thu 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Sessions (6)

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