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(Berklee Guide). Learn to play the turntable like your favorite DJs and create your own style! This essential guidebook and companion 2-record set teach you to play the turntable as a musical instrument. Use this first-ever turntable method to effectively master techniques and tricks. Includes step-by-step instructions on: setting up your equipment, scratching, beat matching, mixing, transforming, crabbing, crossfader technique, cutting and stabs. Book includes: photographs and musical exercises, tips on how the pros set up their gear for scratch mixing, and a history of DJing and hip-hop culture, plus interviews with top DJs such as: DJ Swamp (Beck), MixMaster Mike (Beastie Boys), DJ QBert (Invisibl Skratch Picklz), DJ Kuttin Kandi (5th Platoon/Anomolies), DJ A-Trak (Teenage DMC/ITF World Champion), and DJ Craze (three-time DMC World Champion). The companion records (two 7 EPs) provide scorching grooves, phat beats, and wicked scratch material for DJs/turntablists of any level.