Whether you’ve dreamt of playing the stage at Tomrrowland, your local club, or even just being the source of fun at a friend’s wedding, the thought of becoming a DJ is something that appeals to many people for a lot of different reasons.
With EDM music hitting mainstream and becoming more and more popular as the days go by a lot of individuals, perhaps like yourself, are wanting to learn how to dj. Lamusicscene.com is dedicated to finding and providing the best resources to help you achieve that goal.
The idea of this is help break down the process and provide some general direction, tips, and suggestions for DJ courses, classes, equipment, setups and more to help you get started with your DJing career.
I’ve often found that the best teaching is to get your hands dirty but before you can actually get started you need to know some of the basics and understand some terminology (if you’re not familiar with it already). Asking yourself some of these questions will help gauge what direction you need to go in and what kind of equipment you’re going to need.
Welcome to the World of DJ’s
I’ll be honest, I’m not here to help direct you in learning every in and out to DJing but I will help you with the what I feel is the best equipment for DJ beginners as well as providing honest, unbiased reviews for classes and courses both online and offline.
Everyone’s different. Some of you may enjoy getting your hands dirty and learning as you go. Others will feel more comfortable taking DJ classes online to get them up to speed. I’m not going to suggest one way or another but in my experience taking the time to go through a course is more rewarding and the quickest way to start playing your first shows.
If by some miraculous reason you’ve stumbled onto this site not searching or knowing what a DJ is then shame on you! But just in case you don’t know…a DJ is someone who plays pre-recorded music for any kind of audience. That means if you’re in charge of the playlist at a friend’s birthday party, you’re DJing.
Of course that’s probably not why you’re here. Most of us enjoy the thrill and thought of playing in front of hundreds, thousands, or tens of thousands of fans and providing some level of enjoyment entertainment. There are different DJ styles and events all over the world and it doesn’t matter how big or small the event is the goal is always the same.
There is nothing standing in your way of becoming a great DJ. Whether you choose to become a local club resident, guest DJ, wedding DJ, radio DJ, or a travelling mobile one we all want to provide the best form of entertainment possible for our audience.
Why do you want to become a DJ?
For me it was an easy answer. My love of music and entertaining people maked DJing an easy choice. One of the biggest problems I see with people getting into it, or music in general, is they want to use it as a way solely to get rich and famous. In my experience if that’s your sole motivation then you need to rethink you’re priorities. Avicii, David Guetta, and Tiesto certainly all enjoy the money I’m sure but more important to them is the music they produce.
First thing you need to ask yourself is if you really enjoy Djing. It doesn’t matter in any line of work, if you love your job, in this case playing music, then it’s really not going to feel like work in the first place.
The success, money, and opposite sex all come with hard work. If you dream big you can achieve it if you put the time and effort into it.
Ok, I Want To Be A Dj!
Great! You’ve just taken the first step. Now the real fun begins. Before you can get started you’re going to need some gear. Start by heading on over to my quick setup guide to help you find some DJ equipment for beginners and I’ll help find you some affordable stuff to start out on.
We are in the middle of building our new website, check back this week as we will be adding more content to the remainder of our site, otherwise once you’ve found your gear and are setup and ready to go the next step is to learn the basics. In this day and age you can pretty much find anything you need on the internet. If you’re looking to save a few dollars you can head on over to YouTube and start searching for tutorials.
If you want an A through Z DJ guide then your best bet is to register for some online DJ classes and courses. Much like Youtube there are literally hundreds of options out there but I’ve managed to take some time and provide some honest reviews on some of the latest offerings and what you can expect to gain from them. If you live in a bigger city then you may even be fortunate enough to find some local schools or classes that will teach you one on one.
So what are you waiting for!
Let’s get started!