Counting the beats.

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  1. Zandesh

    Zandesh New Member

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    Hi there,
    I'm new at the whole deejaying stuff, i've bought my self some Numark TT-1625 + a Numark DM1050 mixer. And i now have to learn the beatmixing in order of getting any use of the turntables.

    I can't figure out how to count beats, does anybody have any techniques or tips for this?

    - Zandesh
     
  2. jmzmaloney

    jmzmaloney ENTHUSED WITH ETHNOGRAPHIC PLUNDERPHONICS Staff Member

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    Use this as an example, theres a double beat every 8 bars, amen on the 16th.

     
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  3. Zandesh

    Zandesh New Member

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    muzzadj POW!

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    Never ever needed to count.. You just seem to know
     
  6. Freek

    Freek Lets get freeeeeeky

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    learn your tunes in and out and you will know what point of the tune you need to be bringing it in. keep concentrating on the hats as that will keep u in time. but the best advice i can give is to learn the tunes you are mixing
     
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    you can generally tell when its either 16 or 32 bars, as their will be a variation in something, like killing the bass of or something similar.
     
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    Simple tunes, lot's of practice .... Then one day it clicks
     
  9. AdHeath1989

    AdHeath1989 New Member

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    Yer, the hats as mentioned is what you need to be counting (or at least aware of their pace) when there is no kick drum. Sounds daft but it will be like 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,4.... fairly quickly. You just need to get the other tune going 1,2,3,4 at the corresponding point and at the same pace. Hope this makes sense.
     
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    hazdaman100 Bum 'n Face

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    go to dj tutor.com
    Very usefull videos