DJing and Turntablism

MTI-611
Credits: 
3
Prerequisites: 
Written approval of program director
Electable by: 
MPTI graduate students
Required of: 
None; elective course in MPTI
Semesters Offered: 
Fall, Spring, Summer
Location: 
Valencia (Spain) Campus
Courses may not be offered at the listed location(s) each semester. Consult my.berklee.edu for specific term availability.

In this course, students learn to use the turntable as a musical instrument. Students explore the culture and aesthetics of hip-hop, turntablism, club DJs, radio, and mash-up DJs. They also study the following techniques: cueing, mixing, beat matching, beat extending, mash-ups, blending, and scratching (basic, scribble, laser, uzi, stab, cut, transformer, crab, chirp, and flare). Students learn to compose and perform DJ sets with creative and technical mastery.

Department: 
MPTI
Course chair: 
Pablo Munguia
Taught By