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DJ-ing OCR Advice

Discussion in 'Music' started by davcrok0911, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. davcrok0911

    davcrok0911 New commenter

    Hi all,

    I have recently started to teach the OCR syllabus and have 2 pupils doing DJ-ing for performance. I have looked in the spec and I can see that it is no more than 5 minutes for performance, but I can't see how they can show their skill range when the average song is at least 3 minutes long.

    Has anyone done this before and if so what was the process. They are good at what they do so want to get it right.

  2. muso2

    muso2 Established commenter Community helper

    It's 5 mins max for each performance. They may have to change songs and condense more than they would in a real life context? Hopefully someone else has had DJers before to comment more - I've had beat boxers but less of an issue. It may be worth contacting OCR directly to be sure.
  3. LennoxBerkeley

    LennoxBerkeley New commenter

    Five minutes is more than enough to demonstrate the full range of DJ skills. They simply need to announce that the buffet is served and put on 'I'm Not In Love' by 10cc.

  4. rajam4

    rajam4 New commenter

    ^ lennox ftw. And they will be judged on distance and accuracy of throwing cakes based on the "Steve Aoki standards of excellence".

    For real thoough, to show their skills they will need to be switching betweens songs faster than every 3 mins anyway so they could fit in 4-5 songs I would say.

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