Cómo estudiar música electrónica para DJ

There's so much to learn at macProVideo.com. Whether you're watching the tutorial videos, reading articles on The Hub or on the MPV forums. Here's an old-skool method to help recall important info.  

A medida que viaje hacia la producción de la música, la sobrecarga de información será la norma. Usted encontrará curiosidades útiles en videos en línea aquí en macProVideo.com, de los amigos que producir, y de otras fuentes. Usted encontrará que a lo largo de la manera en que realmente vale la pena tomar nota.

Wolfie's Study Book for Ableton Live.

Libro de Wolfie Estudio para Ableton Live.

Revolucionando su curva de aprendizaje

Here're the advantages of a hard-backed notebook:

  1. The hard cover means you can write in it while sitting in a chair with or without a desk. It also means that when you go to read it later, the notes inside are protected. Loose leaf notes and soft cover notebooks tend to fall apart. 
  2. Blank pages mean you can easily draw diagrams. These are immensely helpful when learning what knobs on a DAW do what. I avoid lined paper for this reason. 
  3. When you come across useful tips in magazine articles, cut them out and glue them in the book. Forget digging through old magazines trying to find that one article. 
  4. Leave a few pages blank at the beginning. Use these blank pages only for writing down useful keyboard commands. You will use this portion of the book constantly as a reference. 
  5. When you watch an online video tutorial at macProVideo.com, or take a class from an expert, make notes in the book. Write the date, and the source of the notes at the top of each note session. This way you can flip through and find specific class notes. "Oh, here's Olav Basoski's notes on how to create drum beats from scratch".

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Empecé a usar un libro de tapa dura alrededor de 4 meses para Ableton Live y teoría musical.

DJ Wolfie's Solid Notebook

Notebook sólido DJ Wolfie.

Now that I have this solid book, with bright white paper, I use it all the time. I glued the notes of major scales and minor scales in the back. As someone brand new to music theory, I found it a wonderful reference to composing in key. "What are the notes of the D minor scale? Oh, yeah...there it is". I even have the natural minor scales and the harmonic minor scales. 

Notes on scales in the book of Wolfie's book.

Notas sobre las escalas en el libro de libro de Wolfie.

I found computer magazines occasionally have one really good page describing something. Instead of hunting though magazines again to find that page, I just rip it out and glue it in the book. If it's worth looking at again, it's worth putting it in the book. 

I cut out articles on FM synths, great articles on compression techniques, and tons of other tidbits. 

I keep my book in my backpack. When I sit down to have lunch, I pull it out, and re-read class notes, music theory notes, and tips and tricks. 

Articles can be pasted into the book.

Los artículos se pueden pegar en el libro.

It's a great way to capture data from all the different sources, and organize it in one place that becomes your Go To music bible. 

I used to try and take notes on the computer. Although there are some good programs out there to do this, I found it too difficult to cycle through the actual program I was learning, and the notes program. I also found it hard to draw diagrams. 

Good luck on your educational journey, and here's to the day when you've got every keyboard shortcut committed to memory. 

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Dj Wolfie headlines parties from coast to coast, both in main stream venues and the underground circuit. In 2008 he's played at Coachella Music Festival on the bill with Prince and Roger Waters, The Optimus Alive festival in Portugal with Rage against the machine, Bob Dlan, and Neil Young, The All Points West Festival in New York with ... Read More


Great advice, thanks!
Thanks. I always take notes with my tutorials, but usually in different notebooks. The idea of a sketch book makes more sense.
Peter Schwartz
Great article! So glad to see someone advocating actually writing things down and pasting things in notebooks!

Just one note (literally) -- in your pic of the chord qualities built on notes of the D minor scale, the V chord should be "minor" (C natural) unless you're using the notes of D harmonic minor, in which case you would indeed be working with C# and the chord quality would in fact be major.

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