The Complete Guide to Beginner DJ Mixing with Turntables and a Mixer

Now available on - for beginners, intermediate DJs, and seasoned veterans

Montclair, NJ - The Complete Guide to Beginner DJ Mixing with Turntables and a Mixer is now available at In 14 new tutorials, world-renowned DJ Shortee teaches the essential DJ skills needed to beatmatch and mix music using turntables and a DJ mixer.

Aspiring DJs learn how to manually manipulate records to temporarily adjust the tempo of the songs and how to combine those manual adjustments with full pitch adjustments in order to beatmatch the music. Students will be able to determine if a track is playing too fast or too slow so that they can beatmatch any genre of music quickly and easily.

DJ Shortee demonstrates these techniques with multiple genres of music using both traditional vinyl records and control vinyl records with DJ software, and students can see the adjustments affecting the sound waves in real time. They will learn how to perform multiple mixing techniques such as a simple blend mix and various EQ and filter mixing techniques. Shortee also shows how to perform a drop mix, using the crossfader in conjunction with the volume faders, for use with quicker mixes, trick mixing, and songs with shorter phrasing, and then combines that technique with the EQ and the filter, showing how to blend the frequencies between songs in a more efficient way for even smoother transitions during quick mixes.

The Complete Guide to Beginner DJ Mixing with Turntables and a Mixer is an excellent course for beginners who already have some basic skills under their belt or have taken Shortee's prerequisite course The Complete Guide to DJ Basics with Turntables and a Mixer. This course is also perfect for intermediate or advanced DJs who are transitioning from another gear setup over to turntables.

Now available at

14 Tutorials (1hr 36min 5sec)

$29.00 for purchase or with Groove3's All Access Pass for $15/month

About DJ Shortee

With over twenty years of professional experience as a multi-genre DJ, turntablist, music producer, author, and DJ instructor, DJ Shortee brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding to the classroom. She has taught for the Grammy Foundation, Dubspot, Scratch DJ Academy, Serato, Rane, Turntable U, SAE Institute, and more. Her name has become synonymous with the world of DJ instructional products, and she is respected worldwide for her talent as both an accomplished performer and a gifted teacher. More about DJ Shortee at

About Hal Leonard & Groove3

Hal Leonard Books, a division of Hal Leonard Corporation, the leading publisher of books and digital content on the music business, audio technology, and instrument history, and Groove3, the audio community's online resource for top-notch training videos, have announced a long-term strategic partnership to develop and deliver authoritative content to the world. Over the coming months and years, Hal Leonard will bring an unprecedented assortment of globally influential recording, audio, and music experts from a variety of fields to the Groove3 platform.

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