S15 WEEK 1

DOWNLOAD & PREPARE FOR CLASS (1/28):

WEEK 1 DOWNLOADS

** Download all music/video/sheets BEFORE class.

HOMEWORK (Due 2/4)

WATCH VIDEOS:

We will talk about videos in class so please watch before Sunday & write notes!
Vimeo Password: S15!

 
 MIXER BASICS

  FINDING THE ONE

BEATMATCHING 

 

INTERVIEWS:

Complete your S15 CLASS interviews! (Due 2/4)

  • Instructions: Have a minimum 10-minute conversation with each classmate and get to know each other
  • Questions you can ask: Where are you from/where did you grow up? What’s your family like? What’s your favorite food? Who is your favorite DJ? Why did you sign up for ACODJ?
  • Meeting ideas: Buy the same boba, have a boba Zoom call, play a Zoom drinking game (if that’s your thing), have a meal or do a fun activity
  • *NO GROUP INTERVIEWS!*
  • Task: List a minimum of (5) bullet points from your conversation

Interview Management: DHO, JEFF, & JASPER (due by 2/18)  

Record your interviews with the sheets in the Homework Upload Drive. To get to the interview sheets, go to the drive, select "Week 0", and select "Interview Sheets". Find the doc with your name and fill out notes from your interviews there!

Staff interview sheets will be in the "Week 2" folder.

 

IDENTIFY:

Using the 2 songs provided in the Week 1 Downloads link:

  • Identify the song sections using the terms: Intro, Verse, Chorus, Outro, Buildup
  • Identify how many beats, bars and 8-counts are in each.
    • Example: 0:00 – 0:30: Intro. 8 bars, 4 8-counts, 32 beats
      0:30-1:00: Verse. 16 bars, 8 8-counds, 64 beats
      Etc.

Record your findings on the sheets in the Week 1 folder of the Homework Upload Drive. To get to the sheets, go to the drive, select "Week 1". Find the doc with your name and fill out answers there!

 

FINDING THE 1:

Use this playlist to practice finding the one: Finding the Beat Spotify Playlist

  

DOWNLOAD & INSTALL SERATO DJ PRO:

(FREE TRIAL)* you do not need to buy serato dj pro - all the equipment at the studio unlocks serato (you can if you want though)

video explaining it all

https://serato.com/dj/pro/downloads

 

 

GET A HEAD START ON HOMEWORK (Due 2/11 & 2/18):

STAFF INTERVIEWS:

Get a head start on your S15 STAFF interviews! (10 interviews due 2/11 and 11 interviews due 2/18)

  • Instructions: Have a minimum 10-minute conversation with each S13 staff
  • Questions you can ask: How did you start DJing? What made you join ACODJ? What kind of music do you like to listen to/DJ? What tips do you have for someone in the program?
  • Task: List a minimum of (5) bullet points from your conversation

Record your interviews with the sheets in the Homework Upload Drive. To get to the interview sheets, go to the drive, select "Week 2", and select "Interview Sheets". Find the doc with your name and fill out notes from your interviews there!

 

 

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