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Montclair, NJ (March 29, 2012) – Hal Leonard Books, the musician’s best  source of books on the music business, audio technology, instrument  history, and more, has published Spin Now! ($12.99) by DJ Shortee. This DJ handbook puts you on the fast track to DJing, whether you want to be a digital DJ or vinyl junkie.

In Spin Now! and the accompanying DVD-ROM, Los Angeles DJ,  world-class turntablist, producer, and classroom instructor DJ Shortee  teaches you everything you need to know so you can start mixing tunes  like the pros!

  • From CDJs, turntables, and DJ mixers to DJ Software, MIDI  Controllers, and more, discover the tools of the trade and how to choose  which are best for you. 
  • Learn how to set up different gear and how to operate it correctly. 
  • Find out where to get music and how to select your tunes in order to create your own unique sound. 
  • Learn how to identify beats, count music, sync tempos, and match keys. 
  • Master the basics of cueing, scratching, and droppin’ on the “one”. 
  • Learn how to create seamless mixes through beat matching, blending, and EQing.
  • Discover useful practice techniques, get advice on how to promote yourself, learn how to survive your first gig, and more! 

The included DVD-ROM contains specific exercises directly correlating  with lessons in the text, including material that lets you play along in  real time. Each technique is taught using both CDJs and turntables and  can easily be applied to any DJ software and controllers. No matter what equipment you use, Shortee’s lessons are  essential to learning how to DJ like a pro! Want to become a Pro DJ? Learn from one!

Hal Leonard Books - March 2012
84 pages, 6” x 9” Paperback with DVD
$12.99, ISBN 9781458416520

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