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Learn How to DJ (using Serato)

Learn the skills needed to go from absolute beginner to DJ pro.
Colin Warn
291 students enrolled
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Create basic DJ mixes
Understand what skills are needed to improve as a DJ
Understand the little known areas of where to get free music for their DJ sets

Learn how to DJ using Serato, no experience necessary.

Learn from Colin Warn, a touring DJ with seven years of experience under his belt playing everything from wedding seminars to high school dances.  While not writing about himself in the third person, he also is an accomplished dance music ghost producer: Allowing him to give you insider secrets on where to get quality, free, unreleased tracks from up and coming artists.

In addition to this you will learn:

  • What the job of the DJ is
  • How to install and configure your Serato DJ equipment/software
  • How to navigate your DJ controller
  • How to understand music in beats, bars and phrases
  • The best pieces of equipment to accentuate your DJing gigs
  • How to navigate your Serato software

…and much more!

The first 1/4 of the course is open as a preview to anyone interested: So go ahead and try it before you buy it.

Hope to see you in the classroom.

Welcome, Overview

(BONUS) 7 Free Tracks and Resources Download
Welcome, About Me

A little bit about myself, in addition to some tips/tricks for getting the most from this course.

What Does a DJ Do?

So everyone knows they play music, but to what end?


What DJ Controller Should I Get for Serato?

Learn which controller is right for you based on your budget and goals.

Downloading Serato

A quick video on how to get Serato on your computer.

What Headphones Should I Get?

Learn which pair of headphones is right for you, depending on your budget/goals.

What Microphone Should I Get?

Optional piece of gear, but if you're looking for a microphone, here are my suggestions depending on your budget.

Note: I misspoke about which microphone I had.  I have a Shure PGA48-XLR, very close to the model I mentioned I had in the video.  Best part, this model is $14 cheaper.

A Music Producer's Perspective on Where to Find Music (Free and Paid)

Some insider secrets from yours truly on where to find quality, free, unreleased music from up and coming music producers.

Learning How to DJ

Beats, Bars and Phrases

In this video, I share with you my favorite video for learning some essential DJ terminology.  Be sure to check out the resources page!

Serato and DJ Controller Overview (Part 1)

In this video, we go over Serato and the corresponding features on a typical DJ controller.

Serato and DJ Controller Overview (Part 2)

What that last video's description said.

A Quick Note on Beatmatching

A bit more of an intermediate concept, but for those who don't want to rely on the sync button here's a great video on what you can do to start practicing your beatmatching.

Also check out the rest of this guys' YouTube channel.  Definitely my favorite hands down for learning the craft of DJing.

DJ Mix With Narration

Putting everything we learned together into a basic DJ mix, with yours truly narrating over the top.


How to Continue Improving

My tips/resource suggestions on how to continue improving as a DJ.


Congrats on making it through the full course!  Here's to a great DJ career for you :D

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