Learn to play the turntable like your favorite DJs and create your own style! This essential guidebook and companion 2-record set teaches you to play the turntable as a musical instrument. Using this first-ever turntable method, techniques and tricks can be mastered quickly and effectively.
Step-by-step instructions on: Scratching, Beat Matching, Mixing, The Transformer, The Crab, Crossfader Technique, Cutting, Stabs. Book includes: photographs and musical exercises, tips on how the pros set up their gear for scratch mixing and a history of DJing and hip-hop culture. Featuring interviews with top DJs including: DJ Swamp (Beck), MixMaster Mike (Beastie Boys), DJ QBert (InvisiblSkratch Picklz), DJ Kuttin Kandi (5th Platoon/Anomolies), DJ A-Trak (Teenage DMC/ITF World Champion), DJ Craze (three-time DMC World Champion).
The companion records provide scorching grooves, phat beats, and wicked scratch material for DJs/turntablists of any level. Use two copies to beat match the first two tracks on side one (both at 110.4 bpm) and create your own crossfader remixes. Play along with the scratching exercises on side two.