So, you want to become a DJ. You started out with a dream, a fire and a passion to make this work.
You went out and bought some expensive equipment. You took lessons from the best tutors. You
practiced for many hours. Yet for some reason you feel like you aren't getting where you want to
Maybe your goal is to play in bars, clubs, make loads of money, hook up with hot girls or guys, make
people smile, or you have another reason for wanting to DJ. However, all of a sudden the passion
doesn't feel as strong as it used to and you may doubt yourself at times.
Sound familiar? Well, firstly you should be patting yourself on the back for putting in the effort to
turn your dreams into a reality. You took the initiative when so many others would just talk and
take no action. That in itself is an accomplishment because you can't reach your destination without
getting on the road in the first place.
This road will have challenges, uphills, downhills and many obstacles. Just like anything with life, the good things don't come without a fight. At times you will feel like you aren't getting anywhere and it's at this moment you must push yourself further and show the world what you are made of. Close your eyes and picture yourself living the life of your dream ... hear the crowd cheering for you ... see them wanting more ... feel the adrenalin pumping through your body ... smell that scent of success.
What you have just done there is visualized your goal. Visualizations are a powerful way to express
to your mind exactly how you expect your life to be. Do this consistently and you will start making
subtle changes to your daily habits and routines that will result in your visions becoming a reality.
Do this consistently and do it with belief. You must believe in yourself. Know that you know that
you know you will reach your goal .... and it will happen. Too many quit when they are about to
reach the top of the hill, so close to seeing the sunshine on the other side.
So when you're feeling down and de-motivated, think back at why you wanted this in the first place
and believe in yourself. Think about the music ... the world needs to hear your music. Look in the
mirror and shout out as loudly as possible: "YES I CAN" ... too right you can ... and you will.
Written by Etchy Boy
Widening Horizons... Or in other words: Introducing Traktor Dj courses
We at Become a DJ are passionate about music and the art of DJing. While our mission is to provide high quality courses in which students learn the skills they need, our hope is that during their time with us they also soak up our passion for this art. We believe that music is for everyone. It matters not whether you are rich or poor, old or young, boy or girl as long as you love what you do and you make people enjoy their lives while you are doing it. Similarly, it matters not what equipment you use. If you rock a crowd you rock a crowd. 'Nuff said.
In this spirit we are widening the spectrum of courses we offer to include software DJing. In the first instance we are going to offer courses at different levels using Traktor™. There is a lot of unnecessarily angry exchanges on user forums, magazines and social media websites about whether or not software DJing is actually DJing. We do not subscribe or participate in these feuds because in our opinion they are pointless. First of all, one cannot stop the technological advancements. Software DJing has arrived in a big way. Regardless of whether every single person welcomes it or some will refrain, the fact remains that more and more live shows and clubs use this platform. Secondly and most importantly at Become a DJ every student will still need to learn to beatmach (without the synch button engaged) regardless of whether they sign up to learn vinyl, CD or software DJing. When build on solid foundations, using Traktor™ for a performance can be just as challenging to the performer and just as entertaining for the audience. Software DJing is not harder or easier than other forms, It is simply different. Laying a pair of skillful hands on some hardware controllers to operate Traktor™ can result in incredible and satisfying musical experiences and jaw-dropping performances. Achieving such performances requires dedication, patience and practice, just as much as it does using vinyl or CD decks.
We are looking forward to seeing our students regardless of which course they sign up for.