Learning Styles Of Music
Learning styles of music can help you get work, don't get me
wrong; but you need to consider the time and expense involved in
knowing a lot of music genre's, having the goods to do them, and
if your locality really wants the specific genre.
DJs invariably enter the profession as a part time hobby because
they love the music they play and love to see others enjoying it
Usually DJs have an already significant existing vinyl or CD/DVD
collection of music that they enjoy and they use this to mix and
play for DJ events for which they are hired.
Some DJs like to specialize in a particular genre of music in
order to attract a certain type of clientele. This may be
because they particularly liked learning styles of music; that
genre; or because they know that this will secure regular work.
Dance, Indie, acid or house music is particularly popular with
DJs who work the club circuit while 60s, 70s and 80s music is
more popular with mobile DJs who host private parties and BBQs.
It depends on what's popular in your area, as to whether you
should offer Country, HipHop, or the latest cutting edge music
genre. To learn more about specific music styles, you may want
to read up .
Every good DJ experiments with how they will get the crowd
moving and different DJs enjoy learning styles of music to do
In fact, you will probably find that most DJs have a set routine
for how the night will play out according to music, sound,
lighting and other effects such as bubbles, background buzz, DJ
banter and audience participation.
This methodology works the world around and is irrespective of
what genre the DJ specializes in.
Regardless of what music genre a DJ specializes in, the key to
the event is not the actual songs themselves but the mix that
the DJ puts together.
A good DJ will know how to link together a good mix of songs
with both the event and the crowd in mind.
Good DJs now how to put together songs that ebb and flow
according to the crowd response and the timing of the event -
the DJ cannot allow the crowd to peak too early or the event
will then slowly fizzle out, long before it needs to.
When you specialize, it's much easier to become known for a
certain style of music, and a lot cheaper to get a good stock of
vinyls or cd's in that genre since you already have a head start
in your favorite style.
DJ Equipment is expensive; so save money where you can and
specialize in just a few musical genres instead of many!