/ˈdē ˈˌjā /
Short for "Disc Jockey," DJ-ing is playing and mixing existing recorded music
IN AND FOR
DJ-ing can be both an active and receptive experience. It can afford opportunities for self-expression, social interaction, developing fine motor skills, and reaching various academic goals.
"Traditionally used as a means for listening to music, DJs, starting with Kool Herc in 1972, turned the turntable into an instrument and invented techniques such as beat juggling, scratching, and mixing. The artistic activities of Hip Hop Culture gave way to self-empowerment, knowledge, and expanded group consciousness (Travis, 2015). In Hip Hop, all stories are shared and welcomed without judgment, and authenticity of one’s voice and lived experience is valued for its ability to create and sustain change."
A Humanistic Understanding of the Use of Digital Technology in Therapeutic Songwriting
The DJ-ing Cranny was compiled by Joe Bailey, Jr. and Michael Viega.
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