Unit Award Scheme

105649 CD 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 the CD DJ equipment, eg crossfader, pitch control, bass pot, cue button, master tempo button, track search Summary sheet
2 two safety concerns when using CD DJ equipment, eg no liquids nearby, wires are neat and do not create tripping hazards Summary sheet
3 how many beats are in a bar of dance music Summary sheet
4 a definition of BPM and tempo Summary sheet

acquired an understanding of

5 what a musical phrase is Summary sheet

demonstrated the ability to

6 count to the pulse of music Summary sheet
7 confirm that a song is at a suitable cue point by using headphones only Summary sheet
8 use CD 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 Summary sheet
9 use the pitch/tempo fader and nudging on CD DJ equipment to match the tempo of two songs and produce a beat-matched fade mix which respects the phrasing of both songs Summary sheet
10 repeat the mix in outcome 9 with a scratch or stutter in Summary sheet
11 repeat the mix in outcome 9 with a cut mix instead of a fade Summary sheet
12 repeat the mix in outcome 9 but use FX or EQ in combination with own fade. Summary sheet

All outcomes recorded on an AQA Summary Sheet

Approved 15 February 2017Level - Level One