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    Hey everyone,

    Please tell me if this is inappropriate for the forum and I will take it down. One of my goals is to not be an annoying 13 year old. (I'm 17)

    Is anyone willing to mentor me, I have been reading the forums but it would be nice to have someone to talk to. I am in the Boston Area and willing to travel to help out a gigs. If its possible to mentor over the web that's cool to.

    I don't want to seem lazy. I want to put in time

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    where in the boston area are you located?

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    you have 50,000 mentors at your finger tips on this forum...

    what equipment do you have?
    what kind of music do you like to play?
    practice practice practice
    youtube techniques and tips

    welcome to DJTT
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    Depending on your taste in music and your goals I might be interested in helping out (via web)

    What keithace is saying is mostly correct, but having someone that you know you can go to directly is helpful
    Last edited by DigitalDevil; 10-14-2011 at 12:27 PM.

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    Same age, no-where near each other. Honestly, your best shot is practice, uploading mixes for critique in the mix section, and starting threads with questions (after doing a quick search to make sure you aren't asking a common question). Welcome to the forum, the only thing you can do to piss the mods off seems to be spamming, putting code/big-images in your signature, and posting extremely vulgar/rude/pornographic content.

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    I've been looking around for mentors locally, what is it about dj's that they're so protective about any tips... or even advice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patchy View Post
    I've been looking around for mentors locally, what is it about dj's that they're so protective about any tips... or even advice?
    I think it's because just about every DJ does it differently.
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    I tried to ask one of the local ones for some startup advice and he told me that unless I knew someone I should just quit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patchy View Post
    I tried to ask one of the local ones for some startup advice and he told me that unless I knew someone I should just quit...
    what a crappy thing to say to someone...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patchy View Post
    I've been looking around for mentors locally, what is it about dj's that they're so protective about any tips... or even advice?
    I would suppose that its falls into job security (for lack of better terms) and/or style and equipment. The way I look at it, the reason why the "big" names are big is because of their "sound" and "style". Look (listen) to guys like James Zibiela, Roger Sanchez, Laidback luke, etc. They all mix differently and have their own way of making these sounds/beats/tracks to be a signature. Just like you can tell when you're listening to a R3hab or Benny Bennasi remix of a song.

    Imagine that your favorite DJ trained you in everything he possibly knows, what would separate you from him? nothing. Style/creativity is your own thing, not something that can be taught. For everything else that can be, you have DJTT and interwebz .

    The best tips and advice I have ever received about DJing was from this forum and thats to.... Practice, practice, and practice. The more you learn about how music/mixing works and the more you practice, the more it will make sense. The more it makes sense the more your style will develop.

    This is just my opinion and something that I have recently realized myself so take it as you will.
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