Turntablism DJ


Turntablism DJ

Turntablism DJ Course | New York

Learn to manipulate sounds and create unique mixes in our Turntablism DJ course. This split-level course is designed for both beginners and those who have played around a bit at home, looking to learn effective scratching and beat juggling techniques, regardless of genre, on the latest equipment. Our Turntablism DJ course only fits up to four people, to ensure maximum playing time for each student.

Having comprehensive genre-specific DJ courses means learning in a like-minded environment with an instructor who is able to impart real-world experience during your class, which takes place at our satellite Midtown location near Bryant Park.

 

101

Introduction & set up

  • Hand placement and record control
  • Setting the latency on a controller
  • Setting marks and height/weights/anti-skipping on tonearm
  • Configuring a portable turntable
  • Setting jog adjust on CDJs
  • Scratching without the fader: Scribble, Baby, Drag

Scratching with the fader

  • Correct fader technique
  • Basic fader scratches: transform, stab, military
  • Combining scratch techniques
  • Developing good habits

Advanced scratches and techniques

  • Scratching with FX
  • Scratching words, acapellas, and phrases
  • Open-fader & advanced scratches: crab, chirps, flares, triplets

Introduction to beat juggling and incorporating turntablism to the mix

  • Beat juggling intro: 2 & 1-bar backspins
  • How to combine scratching and beat juggling
  • Using scratching as a transitional tool

201

Advanced beat juggling and combining techniques

  • Scratch drumming
  • 1/2 & 1/4-bar backspins
  • Practicing in a group/working as a team (juggling and carousel scratches)

Building and performing your routine

  • Incorporating body tricks
  • Advanced beat juggling patterns – ghost juggling, chasing, double & triple ups
  • Creating a jaw-dropping set

Before your your show

  • Preparing your set
  • Marketing and promoting your event
  • Recording and submitting your set

If you have any questions, feel free to send us a message or call (347) 746-4604. To go ahead and book, you can use the ‘BOOK NOW’ button, 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!

Key

101: $699 | 201: $699 | Both: $1199 if booked, paid, and taken together

101: $599 | 201: $599 | Both: $999 if booked, paid, and taken together

Thursdays | 11 – 2

101: January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8 15. 201: 22, March 1, 8, 15

Saturdays | 3 – 6

101: March 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28. 201: May 5, 12, 19, 26

Thursdays | 11 – 2

101: May 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5. 201: July 12, 19, 26, August 2

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