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post #26 of 46
lol you're getting your panties in a twist because people vote producers to be top djs

so what, everyone would rather listen to a dj who throws in a few of his own songs rather than a fag who just mixes everyone else's music because he can't contribute anything himself.
post #27 of 46
LMAO you think someone from HF will come to your rescue

and in 4 hrs no less.. i dunno that $10 sounds really exciting.. i'm actually quite good at keys (can play michael nyman's 'the promise' very well... YouTube - Michael Nyman - The heart asks pleasure first)

why don't you try asking the sister site jawnz.com?

oh wait.. http://jawn.mikhalisvitropopoladopoplous.net
post #28 of 46
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casio, if you're good at keys, why don't you shut the fuck up and help me.
post #29 of 46
and you talk about "what it takes to be a great dj" but the "scene" is a bunch of garbage listening to "no talent" pop music and ultraviolent rap music, what do they know about music?

so then if a person is a shitty dj by your standards and your standards involve mixing shitty music, then really is there any reward to being a great dj? absolutely not.

in fact it almost sounds like the people you love to pleasure with your dj talent are the ed hardy / rock and republic types that you so much despise and here you are, worried to death, trying to learn keys in 4 hrs with no neoclassical training so that you can be the star of the show.

* someone call 911 *
post #30 of 46
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casio, if you're good at keys, why don't you shut the fuck up and help me.
i can't help you within 4 hrs, I don't know where to begin and this whole thing sounds like it will end in a disaster anyway
post #31 of 46
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casio, you're trying too hard with this new trolling shtick of yours.

and fyi, i have had 12+ years of classical piano training. most djs don't even know what keys are.
post #32 of 46
12+ years of classical training?

you must be an expert at keys then

maybe you could post a few vids on youtube of you playing Mozart concerto number 23 in a major so I can jerk off to it
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post #34 of 46
Thread Starter 
in comparison to most people, yes, i know my way around keys. harmonic mixing occurs when you mix songs of the same key, relative major/minor (go up 3 half-steps), or a key 5 half-steps above/below the root key (don't remember the term for this.

or you can just use the circle of fifths:

Circle of fifths - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

you done trolling or you got more?
post #35 of 46
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and fyi, before the advent of pitch lock, i know djs are bullshitting when they say they harmonically mix live because every time you beatmatch a song, you're also adjusting the pitch/key. you can write the keys and bpm of your songs on all your record sleeves, but no one is able to calculate the percentage of pitch change to beatmatch and translate that to the new adjusted key.
post #36 of 46
all you really need to do is google search the chords for the song. the chords will tell you what key its in, its generally the first chord of the song or its relative minor. and if it says something about "capo" for instance capo 4 add 4 half steps to that key.

honestly i dont know why you need to know all the keys for a wedding playlist. just set up your mix to put a second or two between the songs it wont matter what keys the songs are in and no one will care.
post #37 of 46
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all you really need to do is google search the chords for the song. the chords will tell you what key its in, its generally the first chord of the song or its relative minor. and if it says something about "capo" for instance capo 4 add 4 half steps to that key.

honestly i dont know why you need to know all the keys for a wedding playlist. just set up your mix to put a second or two between the songs it wont matter what keys the songs are in and no one will care.
thanks, ryan. i'm actually going through all 60+ songs and trying to manually key the song with the online piano. i notice some songs have guitar chord sheets (i don't play the guitar so i don't know what those are called), but they're not always accurate. one of the songs even had 4 different keys on 4 different websites lol.

some of these are pretty easy, and some are pretty damn hard. i'm about 2/3rds through now, but i still haven't figured this one out. i'm guessing maybe F Major? can you tell, ryan (or anyone else for that matter)?



they want me to dj mix these songs, and clashing keys sound really bad.
post #38 of 46
Thread Starter 
Bizarre Love Triangle chords by New Order

pretty sure that d minor is the root key and G Major is the RELATIVE MAJOR. only way to know for sure is to manually do it.

post #39 of 46
tootsie roll really has no key its all rhythmic, and they are monitonely rapping somewhere around a D
post #40 of 46
blue monday is probably in Dm or its Relative major F
post #41 of 46
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tootsie roll really has no key its all rhythmic, and they are monitonely rapping somewhere around a D
damn, you're good! i just checked by playing the d with the horn in the background. it's D Major!

p.s. you get the relative major by going up 5, not 3, half-steps.
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post #44 of 46
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damn, you're good! i just checked by playing the d with the horn in the background. it's D Major!

p.s. you get the relative major by going up 5, not 3, half-steps.

Several years of music theory and wikipedia say its 3 half steps between relative major and minor keys


Relative key - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
post #45 of 46
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Several years of music theory and wikipedia say its 3 half steps between relative major and minor keys


Relative key - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
ryan, check your keyboard. relative minor is 3 half-steps below and relative major is 5 half-steps above.

stayed up all night to finish the mix. i don't know...does anyone even care to listen to a mix of shit music? otherwise, i can't be bothered to upload this.
post #46 of 46
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well, i guess i shouldn't break my promise. plus, i had to upload it for the doomed couple anyway.

click here for evidence that NAV is a sellout.

bunch of forced mixes in the first 20 minutes, but it gets KICKASS after that. play this at your next party and it'll be 1999 all over again.
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