From old-school vinyl records to today’s all-digital music platforms, the modern DJ has a huge variety of choices and information to navigate. First 50 DJ Techniques You Should Know is a unique book and video reference guide by seasoned pro DJ Hapa, who provides a wealth of insider tips, tricks, and techniques for DJs of all skill levels.
The book includes access to over two hours of video tutorials with DJ Hapa plus two bonus audio tracks for scratching. The book includes dozens of full-color photos and diagrams and covers topics such as: DJ controllers, CDJs and vinyl; choosing gear; beats, bars & phrases; inputs/outputs; using FX; basic scratching; sampling and looping; transitions & beatmatching; and more.
DJ Hapa has found a way to blend his 20+ years of experience as a DJ with his passion for teaching. His degree in Sociology (UCLA) and his ever-growing diverse list of accolades make him a tremendous asset as a mentor and coach. From developing software to teaching at the collegiate level to DJing around the globe, Hapa is considered one of the most well-rounded experts on the art of being a DJ. His list of accolades and clients includes such top brands as Ferrari, Microsoft, ESPN, Lululemon, and The Grammys, just to name a few. He has shared the stage with artists as diverse as his musical selection: from Michael Jackson and Earth Wind & Fire; Drake to Bruno Mars; and Marshmello to Chromeo.
Video and audio are accessed online using the unique code inside the book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.
The Hal Leonard First 50 series features nearly 100 titles with a wide variety of topics of interest to musicians: from songbooks featuring how-to manuals and essential repertoire for dozens of instruments from guitar and piano to banjo and accordion.
First 50 DJ Techniques You Should Know book with online video retails for $24.99. It is also available as a Hal Leonard Digital Book. More information on ordering both editions is available at halleonard.com.