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DJ Scratch Lessons

Learn vinyl djing and the art of scratching with dmc scratch champions!

Introduction

This specialist DJ course covers all aspects of DJ scratching and turntablism, embracing the cutting edge use of DJ technology. The beauty of this course is that you choose what specific areas and techniques you would like to focus on, who you would like to stylistically emulate.

The tricks of the trade such as the ‘Flair’ and the ‘Crab’ are broken down into simple steps, clearly explained and demonstrated by our professional. In addition you will pick up the essential new technical knowledge needed as DJ scratching ‘goes digital’ with Serato Scratch Live. 

The Scratch Lab is taught on a one-to-one basis, due to the intricate nature of these DJ skills. You will be given the opportunity to gain key DJ scratching and turntablism techniques, at your level, from beginner to pro standard.

  • SUITABILITY

    18+

  • PRICE

    £795 as an advanced payment. Can also be paid as a £245 registration fee, then £110 before each lesson.

  • LESSONS

    5 x4hr lessons. Totally flexible to your schedule. Able to be taught in 5 days, although we would recommend 1 lesson per week, and spreading it over 5! Can be booked anytime to suit your schedule.

  • CLASS SIZE

    Just you – or study with a friend and they can jump on for half price.

Subjects Covered

  • Digital DJing

    Mixer setup
    CDJ/Turntable setup
    Sourcing samples
    Marking /cue points

  • Scratching Tech

    Fundamental scratches
    Beat juggling
    Scratch notation
    Planning a routine

  • Digital DJing

    Serato DJ
    Traktor Scratch
    Novation Dicers
    Scratching with controllers

Meet your Tutors

DJ Rasp is the current UK Battle For Supremacy Champion 2014, and is endorsed by equipment manufacturers Numark, Vestax & Pro-X-Fade, providing showcases at trade shows such as BPM & Gadget Show. He has also featured his scratching skills on a number albums & singles for various recording artists.

Rasp is also the touring DJ for a number of hip-hop crews including G&G Sindikatas (Lithuania), The Shakti, The Punning Clan, Random Era as well as the 12-piece funk band The Elementals.

He has a number of club residencies throughout England, as well as performing at festivals & B-Boy events across the UK and Europe.

DJ Rasp

Dj scratching

DJ Mark One

DJ Mark One is a 5x platinum selling artist who has toured globally, playing to 200,000 on Glastonbury’s pyramid stage, and appearing on Top of the Pops, Jools Holland, The Brit Awards, and Cannes Film Festival.

DJ Mark One learned to scratch (without turntables!) in 1989, by analysing DMC World Championship videos. This lead to him becoming UK Finalist 3 times, and winning the DMC regional championships 4 times during the mid 90’s.

From this, he was spotted by Sharleen Spiteri and became scratch DJ for the multi-platinum band Texas, producing their live show and performing on many singles.

I’m nearly at the end of the course, just the live set next Friday – I just wanted to say thank you for sorting that out for me. I have enjoyed every minute of it, thank you for getting me on track, I’m finally doing what I love!

Chris Watson – 1-2-1 lessons

The DJ scratch lab course can be booked to suit your schedule

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Course information

  • Ages

    18+

  • Suitability

    Beginner
    Intermediate
    Advanced

  • course fees

    £85 / £165 / £725 (save £100)

  • Duration

    2 / 4 / 20 Hours

  • Start dates

    Can be booked anytime to suit your schedule

  • Timetable

    Flexible
    Or Structured

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