c o u r s e - s t r u c t u r e *(introductory)

WEEK 1

Equipment explained (Controllers/ CDJs/ Turntables)
Wiring process and signal flow
Parts identification
Equipment handling
Basic music structure

WEEK 2 Cueing techniqies (Vinyl / Digital)
Counting bars and predicting breaks
Ear Training exercise
Evaluating tempo differences
Applying the pitch control
WEEK 3

Counting BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Programming a Set Utilising BPM and Music Structure
Group Practice
Basic Programming exercise

WEEK 4 Utilising the EQ
Smooth mixing/ Cut mixing
Mixing techniques and transitions
Programming and energy levels
Advance Programming Exercise
WEEK 5

Loops, effects and applications
Basic scratch techniques

Turntable tricks
Basic Beat Juggling

WEEK 6

Revision and Assesments
Putting it all together
Final Test Preparations

WEEK 7

Induvudual Practice times
Final Test

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c o u r s e - s t r u c t u r e (comprehensive)

WEEK 1-2 Equipment and Music Structure.
The wiring process and hooking it all up.
P.A Systems, Basic sound acoustics.
Learn how to handle the equipment.
Basic knowledge on how the dj equipment works.
Controllers Vs CDJs Vs Turntables
Working in live environment and troubleshooting.
Basic music structure.
Counting bars and predicting breaks.
B.P.M. (Beats per minute.)
WEEK 3-4 The Beat Mix.
Ear Training Exercise.
Using the headphones.
Executing the mix.
Pitch control, Keeping the mix going.
Programming.
WEEK 5-6 The Beat Mix (cont.)
Mixing In key
Smooth mixing / cut mix.
Mixing techniques and transitions.
Breaking down the mix.
Song selection.
Applications in new technology.
WEEK 7-8

Advance Mixing and Effects.
Basics in scratching.
Sample selection.
Looping/ Beat Juggling.
Mash Ups, Acapellas.
Cross genre mixing.
Advance Programming Exercise.

WEEK 9-10

Digital DJ, Production, Remixing.
Digital mixers and midi equipment.
Serato Vs Traktor.

Using the sampler in between the mix.
Loops and effects.
Softwares (Ableton, Cubase, Logic, Pro Tools)
Basic studio concepts.
Tour to a major studio.(optional)
Tour to a radio station.(optional)

WEEK 11-12 Marketing & Promotion.
Self Promotion, Getting work.
Promoting Clubs/ Parties.
Understanding how the music industry works.
Business Basics, Copyrights.
Putting it all together.
Final Test Preparation.

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c o u r s e - s t r u c t u r e (comprehensive club course)

WEEK 1 Knowledge of equipment and parts.
Turntables, CD Players, Mixers, Mics, Headphones.
Home Setup vs Club Setup.
Wiring process, signal flow, etc.
WEEK 2 P.A Systems
Powering up and down.
Leads, Connectors, Insulators.
Setting of EQs and acoustics for live venues.
Basic Knowledge on lighting consoles and software
WEEK 3 Intro to basic music structure.
Counting bars to apply the mix.
Beats Per Minute.
Cueing.
Record handling techniques
WEEK 4 Ear training.
Applying the pitch control.
Handling records in the mix
WEEK 5 Intros and outros.
Release points.
Mapping out the mix.
Applying Eq’s and effects
WEEK 6 Cut Mixing/ Smooth Mixing.
Programming.
Working in club environment.
Summary.
Final Test.

c o u r s e - s t r u c t u r e (advanced)

WEEK 1. Perfecting the Mix.
Pitch control (Fine Tuning).
Extending the mix.
Smooth transition Techniques.
Chopping the mix and advance cut mix.
Mapping out the mix (Pre Programming).
Energy Levels (short set vs long sets)
Mixing with different genres & double time.
WEEK 2. Scratching Part 1.
Equipment requirments.
Scratch Drills #1 (Stabs, Transform, Crabs)
Scratch Notations.
Sample selection.
Home Work #1
WEEK 3. Scratching Part 2.
Extensive training in advance scratching.
Scratch Drills #2 (Chirps, Flare, 2-3 Click Flare, Orbits, Tears, Combos)
Combining digital effects with the scratch.
Home Work #2
WEEK 4. Turntablism.
Beat Juggling.
Visualising and notating
Stage presentation.
Making melodies combining scratch with juggle.
other battling and showcasing techniques.
Home Work #3
WEEK 5.

Interactive DJing.
Pairing students up.
Back to back team playing.
using multiple turntables/decks.
Tips on Showcasing with other DJ's.
Preparing a Team battle/showcase set.

Home Work #1 due and tested.

WEEK 6.

Live Sampling and Remixing.
Using digital midi controllers.
samples and acapellas in between the mix.
Loops and creative overlaying.
Live remixing (Traktor).
Live Production (Ableton/serato/bridge).
Video mixing DVJ with Serato.
Tour to a major studio (optional)

Home Work #2 due and tested.

WEEK 7. Self Promotion and Event Management
Creating a unique style.
Networking, Social media.
Identifying and programming to diverse crowds.
Being selective with promoters.
Sourcing music.
Marketing yourself and contracts.
Promoting you own night
Budgeting and Advertising
Sponsorships

Home Work #3 due and tested.
WEEK 8. Revision and Final Test.
Arranging and composing a short trick set for a battle
Originality and developing your strengths
Students are required to complete a demo CD
A promo pack and personal web site will be created for each student.
4 week break then Final test at a Night Club (10 Minute set).

 

course - structure (music production)

WEEK 1. Intro to MIDI and how it can be applied to a basic home studio.
Common home studio set up (eg. wiring, patching, hardware, software)
Recommended hardware and software for your personal needs.
Sound properties explained for recording and insulation.
WEEK 2. Basic understanding of multi tracking.
sequencers explained.
Setting up the midi sequencer and patching instruments.
intro to interface of commonly used software.
The fundamental features of all sequencing software.
Plug Ins vs real instruments.
WEEK 3. Sampling concepts and methods explained.
sampling methods explained.
Manipulating the sampled sound.
Identifying the key and harmonics.
loops and time stretching.
WEEK 4. Composition
notations and harmonies.
Quantisation
Live sound vs Quantised sound.
External and internal Effects explained.
WEEK 5. Arrangement of the compositions and samples.
Layering sounds and overdubs.
common arrangements of different genres.
Different arrangements for different Audiences.
working 1 on 1 with each student for their final arrangement.
WEEK 6. Mastering.
Mixing down your arranged piece.
Levels, eq's, effects and compression.
WEEK 7. Copyright laws.
Legalities concerning sampling.
Protecting your Interlectual property.
APRA and it's role in the industry.
WEEK 8. Pros and Cons of Major record companies
Tips before approaching Record Companies.
maintaining your style and direction of your music
and balancing with the record company's marketing strategies.
Commonly used contracts and deals by the Majors.
WEEK 9. Setting up your own Record label.
Business fundamentals.
Business laws and contracts.
Vinyl pressing and CD Manufacturing.
Distribution deals.
Marketing your product and networking essentials.
The money flow chart from the artist to the consumer.
WEEK 10. Final written test.
Demonstration of all studet's pieces, Marked by a panel of establihed producers.

 

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