How To DJ (Properly) by Frank Broughton & Bill Brewster
How To DJ (Properly): The Art And Science Of Playing Records is one of the most popular books available to learn how to DJ. This 295 page book also includes a lot of information that will prove useful to experienced DJs looking for more advanced DJ techniques.
How To DJ (Properly) was published in 2006 but is still relevant today as is focuses on teaching the fundamental techniques that a DJ needs to learn whether you intend to use turntables, DJ controllers, CDJs or even just a laptop.
The book begins with the basics of buying music and equipment before moving on to teach the fundamentals of cueing, beatmatching and scratching. Attention is given to providing enough music theory to take a beginning DJ to the next level by making their DJing flow better.
Later chapters give advice on playing in front of a crowd and knowing what songs to play when. There is also an extensive section on more advanced mixing and scratching techniques before a really useful discussion on getting more involved in the music industry and promoting yourself.
Get it! I rate How To DJ (Properly): The Art And Science Of Playing Records 5/5 as it provides a comprehensive introduction on how to DJ and includes information that will help both the beginner and experienced DJ.
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