Unit Award Scheme

105553 DIGITAL DJING: BASICS (UNIT 2)

In successfully completing this unit, the Learner will have

Evidence needed

shown knowledge of

1 the names and functions of three controls on a digital DJ controller, eg crossfader, pitch control, bass pot, filter, cue button Teacher completed itemised checklist
2 two safety concerns when using digital DJ equipment, eg no liquids nearby, wires do not create tripping hazards Teacher completed itemised checklist
3 how many beats are in a bar of dance music Teacher completed checklist
4 a definition of BPM and tempo Teacher completed itemised checklist

acquired an understanding of

5 what a musical phrase is Teacher completed checklist

demonstrated the ability to

6 count to the pulse of music Teacher completed checklist
7 confirm that a song is at a suitable cue point by using headphones only Teacher completed checklist
8 use digital DJ equipment to set a cue point on the first beat of a bar and phrase and start from this cue point following a musical count in Teacher completed checklist
9 use the pitch/tempo fader on your digital DJ equipment to match the tempo of two songs and produce a beat-matched fade mix which respects the phrasing of both songs Teacher completed checklist
10 repeat the mix in step 9 with a scratch or stutter in Teacher completed checklist
11 repeat the mix in step 9 with a cut mix instead of a fade Teacher completed checklist
12 repeat the mix in step 9 but use FX or EQ in combination with your fade. Teacher completed checklist

All outcomes recorded on an AQA Summary Sheet

Approved 3 February 2017Level - Level One