What does music do for you? Why do we listen to music? Music to me goes beyond the instruments, vocals, and notes that it=s created from. There are several forms of music, ranging from pop, jazz, techno, hip-hop; even music written from other cultural backgrounds. Imagine yourself in a club environment; music is so loud that you can feel it pulsating through the floors. People surround you, all who react different to the music that echoes throughout the small confined sppace you=re in. Some are dancing endlessly, while others seem to be intrigued by the way the music filters through their body. Lots of people in the younger generation are interested in becoming a Deejay, becoming that artist. They want to know what=s involved in being a deejay and that=s what I will attempt to expose to my reader.
The formal definition of deejay or dj, is disc jockey. A Deejay is not your typical nine to five worker who wakes upp goes to work and waits for the promotion. The Deejay is an artist, a music artist. His art is music. He creates sound, and has the ability to transform the atmosphere on the dance floor. The music he projects ma
Also in order to be productive within this industry the deejay himself must meet a few requirements. Since we=re dealing with music, he has to have an extended knowledge what=s out there, and being played. Although there is a wide variety of music, I still want to focus on the techno aspect of it. You can=t create sound if you aren=t familiar with the music that=s available, and the way you can transform it into something remarkable. Aside from basic music knowledge, you must also have an understanding of what you=re audience wants to hear. You need to know what makes them react, what would drive them to dance and enjoy what they=re hearing. You could gain that knowledge simply by sampling different clubs and the type of music they are putting out. Sit and observe what makes the audience respond. Of course each one you observe should develop a different atmosphere, and you can then place together which parts you will use to create yours. Another vital link to become a deejay is, you have to have passion fo
The technicalities of being a deejay consist of proper equipment. T
Once you have all the equipment necessary to begin making your music you must then use your own creativity. Your music will reflect what you put into it. More than one person, like a boss or supervisor, will judge your efforts. Your work will be distributed among an audience of people. So you must make sure that you are as original as possible. You want to make music that people have never heard before. You want your sounds to stand out from all the rest. This is the key to being successful in this field. Variety is what people want to hear, they don=t want to hear the same thing over and over. You have the ability to create an atmosphere of your choice, and it=s all in your control. Not many careers/jobs give you that option, that=s what makes being a deejay so unique. Again, you are an artist; you are the primary person in charge. You can do whatever you want, which makes the idea so appealing. You want to make sure all the emotions, feelings, and thoughts you feel as your making the music is somehow passed on to your audience. If you want them to feel motivated you have the power to transmit that through your music, as well as sadness, anger, pain, whatever emotion it may be.
To many people music is an emotional outlet. It sometimes lets people escape reality, and enter a different world that music portrays. Generally when people are upset or angry they listen to music at high volume and scream the lyrics. I=m sure we=ve all seen that from the person driving next to us in their car. If your down and want to think about things we often choose a more mellow form of music that carries us away into deep thought. Often people who are trying for the romantic setting will choose something classical or perhaps jazz. Point being, Music can alter your mood, we=ve all experienced it. It aids in making that perfect atmosphere we are striving for. Being a deejay is as simple as that. It=s not really a complex process, besides the patience, long hours of sampling every beat to make the perfect mix and making your audience to understand , to love you. You basically put what you feel into it, and hope that your audience feels it as well.