Unit Award Scheme

105650 CD DJING: BASICS (UNIT 3)

In successfully completing this unit, the Learner will have

Evidence needed

shown knowledge of

1 at least four elements of the structure of a song, eg verse, chorus, intro, break, drop, outro, bridge Teacher completed itemised checklist
2 how the structure of a song contains suitable places to start or end DJ mixes Teacher completed checklist
3 at least four genres of music Teacher completed itemised checklist
4 three key differences between two of the chosen genres Teacher completed itemised checklist

experienced

5 listening to at least two DJ mixes which include beat-matched songs blended with respect to their structure and phrasing Teacher completed itemised checklist
6 taking part in a discussion about a) setting up CDJs b) firmware c) how to turn on the equipment Teacher completed itemised checklist

demonstrated the ability to

7 attach a speaker system to the CD DJ equipment so playback can be heard Teacher completed checklist
8 use the CD DJ equipment to notice if a song is too quiet/loud and alter gain/trim using PFL meters before playback through speakers Teacher completed itemised checklist
9 use the headphones to prepare all elements of a mix without the audience hearing it Teacher completed checklist
10 use the CD DJ equipment to plan and record a three song mix which respects the musical structure of all the songs, including at least two of the following styles of mix: beatmatch, scratch/stutter in, fx/eq mix/ cut, loop, hot cue edit, drop ins, scratch or stutter out. Teacher completed itemised checklist and student recording

All outcomes recorded on an AQA Summary Sheet

Approved 15 February 2017Level - Level Two