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by Frank Broughton

eBook How to DJ Right: The Art and Science of Playing Records download ISBN: 0802139957
Author: Frank Broughton
Publisher: Grove Press; First American Edition First Printing edition (April 2003)
Language: English
Pages: 288
ePub: 1209 kb
Fb2: 1229 kb
Rating: 4.4
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Category: Art and Photo
Subcategory: Music

The portions of book dedicated to DJ technique were strong, but I felt like alot of the information contained there was . The authors of the book talked as if my friend was teaching me how to DJ. They stress how DJ'ing is about self expression, not a cut & paste operation.

The portions of book dedicated to DJ technique were strong, but I felt like alot of the information contained there was vague. How exactly do you write about combining music in a way that empowers it? It all comes down to personal taste. And experience, developing an ear for what sounds right. Even better, they teach multiple different techniques on how to make the music your own.

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How to DJ is the perfect guide — from the most basic keys to establishing a music collection and a distinctive sound, to elementary record-spinning, to the complex skills of scratching, hot-mixing, and beat-juggling, as well as the inimitable art of creating an evening of sound that is perfectly timed, balanced, and unforgettable.

How To DJ (Properly) : The Art And Science Of Playing Records. By (author) Frank Broughton, By (author) Bill Brewster.

Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton are the authors of the hugely successful definitive history of the DJ. .It really does cover ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING you need to know about the ART & SCIENCE that is involved in DJ'ing.

Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton are the authors of the hugely successful definitive history of the DJ, 'Last Night a DJ Saved My Life', as well as writing for magazines and newspapers including I-D, The Face and the Guardian. Country of Publication. After misplacing the book somewhere over the years, i have had to purchase it again for the sheer fact of just having to have it. Also one day it will help my future mini me's when they decide to take up the interest they already show with the music.

DJs have gone from being underpaid live jukeboxes to becoming premier entertainers, producers, businessmen, and musicians capable of commanding admiration from thousands and earning serious money. Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton's Last Night a DJ Saved My Life was the definitive history of the DJ. Now they gather their mastery of the artistic and technical aspects of being a DJ into a clear, accessible, and entertaining guide. How to DJ is the perfect guide -- from the most basic keys to establishing a music collection and a distinctive sound, to elementary record-spinning, to the complex skills of scratching, hot-mixing, and beat-juggling, as well as the inimitable art of creating an evening of sound that is perfectly timed, balanced, and unforgettable. Diagrams throughout illustrate phrases, beat timing, and song structure with no reliance on music theory, and resource lists recommend everything from which songs are best (and most fun) to learn with, to good sources for building a library of disks, CDs, and MP3s. For those who want to turn pro, the authors give sage advice on the vagaries of the club and music business. Short quotes, anecdotes, and photos of famous DJs such as Grandmaster Flash and Derrick Carter are featured.
Comments: (7)
Adrielmeena
I like this book ever since I have been looking into djing. I've been looking into dj for long time also searching google and YouTube. This book is filled own basic tips how to get started and how old school dj where made. This book expresses a lot of dj sort of like an art. It has a wide variety of tips on what to do and tricks to get started. This thing still fuels me into learning more about dj. I love music and I hope soon will get my dj equipment as a starter lol. I learned some things about dj turntables and things I didn't know about djing. This book is good I'm looking forward to getting equipment next.
Steel balls
This book delivered in ways I wasn't expecting. I purchased this for the more technical portions of the book, and while still relevant, the content is very dated (published in 2002) in regards to digital formats, and promoting one's self on the internet.

The portions of book dedicated to DJ technique were strong, but I felt like alot of the information contained there was vague. How exactly do you write about combining music in a way that empowers it? It all comes down to personal taste. And experience, developing an ear for what sounds right. Pictures of different scratch techniques won't mean much without knowing the sounds you're going for. And pictures of beat matching won't make any sense unless you've sequenced beats before. I've done all these things before so it worked out for me.

The real value in this book was about the DJ culture. Where to find gigs, how to know your audience, how to read a room. The differences between warming up a crowd and playing peak hours. These chapters were real gems, indispensible wisdom for people like myself without friends in the business. I felt like it was worth the price of admission for just these chapters.

The only thing I would ask for would be more chapters dedicated to different musical styles, and mixing them. It felt like a gaping hole in the book.
Getaianne
Some of the technology in this book seems a bit dated (I may be wrong since I am just getting started). Overall it breaks down techniques and strategies like I'm a 5 year old which I love. 90% of what is in this book is still very relevant and the other 10% can easily be translated to today's technology (since most of the modern controllers try to mimic the use of vinyl). A must have for a DJ looking to improve.
LivingCross
I've been using an all-in-one controller and wanted to get into a more physical DJ experience. Everyone i have interacted with recommended this book, so I bit the bullet and picked it up.

The authors of the book talked as if my friend was teaching me how to DJ. They stress how DJ'ing is about self expression, not a cut & paste operation. Even better, they teach multiple different techniques on how to make the music your own.

Last tid-bit, each section has blips of other DJs and their views on the industry!
Shakagul
Having been a professional nightclub DJ for close to 30 years, I approached this book with a certain amount of trepidation and a lot of pre-judgements. I thought, "Surely this would be just another DJ 101 handbook with only half the facts and the authors just trying to make a quick buck!"

I was wrong! First to anyone who is new to DJing, get a copy of "Last Night A DJ Saved My Life," the definitive book on DJ history which gives you the real, true story on where all of this came from. Then start from the beginning. It does a wonderful job of explaining the individual techniques and skills needed to DJ effectively without ever being condescending or giving you the feeling of being dumbed down. Some may say they can find all of this information on the Net, but take it from me, you can't because there is so much MIS-information on the Net. It certainly helps that the authors are DJs themselves and know what they are talking about. And I have to admit, even I learned something after all these years.

My only concern with the book is that it definitely has a UK flavor to it. While the authors show a vast depth of understanding of the music industry at large, it would be nice if they spent a little more time in the USA where all of this started. I didn't even find one mention of the record pool system (an invaluable resource for getting promos) and with a book with this much information, I was totally surprised that there was no index at the end. It would be nice to go back and find individual bits of information easier. A great read, a pleasant surprise. And the book is dedicated to 2 of the men who started it all...that's a class act!
INwhite
This publication is a bit dated, i.e. back to the early days of DJing with records; but it is history well worth reading, esp. if you have read: Hank Bordowitz "Dirty Little Secrets of the Record Business"! Read Hank's book first then "How to DJ Right" and it will be reading well worth your time! It is full of helpful ideas that will help one move into and succeed in the business of DJing, but include little or no modern information on using DJ Controllers like Neumark, Traktor, or Pioneer. A great appendix with a great example of a DJ contract to perform both in the US and Europe and excellent "fatherly" advise!!!
SiIеnt
For advanced dj's
This book looked so simple after thumbing through the pages after I received it. In my opinion its designed like a 70's album and I prejudged the book. THE REALITY: This book has enhanced my DJ career to a level I cannot believe. Because of this book I can fill the dance floor every time. The book is candid to the point of explicatives (which I enjoyed). Also the book features many comments from the originators of our DJ profession to the current artists. I'm 3/4s of the way through and don't want this book to end. I've been DJing for three years. Corp events, Clubs, and Parties. I've always done well. This book is helping me do soooo much better. In fact after using several of the books techniques I was offered three new jobs after a single gig. On the last job a woman told me "You are an awesome DJ! We keep trying to leave and you keep us here". The book gave me that extra edge. Out of the five DJ educational books I have purchased, this one is making me money.