When you're mixing in a club setting, you never want the crowd to stop dancing. Learning how to properly crossfade songs is key in keeping the beat bumping. Master the technique of blending in this video tutorial. Download a free trial of Virtual DJ and start mixing. Part 1 of ...more
Hip Hop Mix
Learn the structure of Hip-Hop music and how to listen to the beat to know where to mix in while DJing.
Produce and mix drums using Pro Tools in this video tutorial. Pro Tools is used in this project to begin with several drum tracks, add effects, add compression and mix down to a final stereo drum track all within the Pro Tools software environment.
In this how to video, you will learn how to master and mix a rap song using Cool Edit Pro 2. First, download the program and open the vocal track in the program. Double click the vocals to highlight it all. Next go to effects and pick amplitude and amplify. Choose center wave ...more
Learn how to mix soul, R&B and hip-hop into your set. While DJing might appear simple to the untrained eye, truly mastering the turntables requires as much time and dedication as mastering any other instrument. Fortunately, the internet is awash in free video DJing lessons lik ...more
Wonder how to become a great DJ? To be a good DJ you need to understand the concepts of mixing tracks, adding cool effects, and of course you need a good sense of rhythm to line up the beats. This how to video explains how you can mix a Drum and Bass track and a Hip Hop track. ...more
Our synth expert, Ryan Larson, will explain the basic sequencing process step by step, including how to use samples, setup and create loops, choose and add effects to tracks, record instruments like a thumping bass drum, crisp hi hat cymbals, tight snare hits, and other percus ...more
Making rap beats is one of the most lucrative branches of electronic music that aspiring producers can get in to at this point. If you love hip-hop, have Reason 4, and want to start making some beats, watch this video to learn everything you need to know to get started. Check ...more
Be your own DJ or MC! This tutorial starts with a clip of Jay-Z, and demonstrates how you can create a hip hop sample with this clip using the music editing software FL Studio. An advanced tutorial for users already familiar with the software! Part 1 of 6 - How to Create hip h ...more
This video is for true beginners with no hip hop dance experience. People with no dance skills come to me all the time wanting to learn how to dance. In addition to classes, I teach private lessons, mostly to guys who don't want to look dumb when they go to a dance with a girl ...more
Here's a free tutorial from Beat Tutorials showing you how to create a hip hop style beat in Reason. This is a great tutorial for anyone who has never touched a keyboard to advance users who want a few tips. Part 1 of 3 - How to Create a hip hop beat using Reason. Part 2 of 3 ...more
Kids... it's dance time! Check out this dance video tutorial on how to do a ball change step in hip hop dance for kids. This dance lesson features a hip-hop dance step taught by Caroline from "So You Think You Can Dance Canada". The girls learn the basic hip hop step called " ...more
Another video for true beginners of hip hop dancing. Here are two hip hop footwork moves that you should practice. Knowing how to glide is important because your body needs to learn how to transfer weight smoothly from one foot to the other. The heel-toe flick is a move that ...more
Head isolations are a type of hip-hop moves where the head moves separately from the body or vice versa, which is central to many popular types of dancing including popping and tutting. This pair of videos offers great step-by-step instructions on how to do different types of ...more
Glitch is enjoying a renaissance of popularity right now along with it's cousin dubstep, and stuttering hip-hop vocals are hallmarks of both. Watch this video for detailed instructions on producing stuttering vocals in Reason 4 for your glitch and hip-hop tracks. Check out th ...more
Michael Jackson showed the world just how cool it was to slide across the floor as part of your dancing, and the world will never be the same. Glides and gliding are a ubiquitous part of hip-hop dance now, and are a great move to add to your arsenal. This two-part video will t ...more
Every single Rihanna released these days is a hit, and "Distubia" is no exception. If you like the song and hip-hop dance, you've come to the right place. This video will show you how to do a dance to the song that is sexy, easy enough for beginners, and really cool. Part 1 of ...more
Does anyone remember when the Black Eyed Peas made edgy, alternative hip-hop? Seems like forever ago. THey are the kings of pop-hop today, and this video will show you the steps you need to do a great hip-hop dance to their hit song "Boom Boom Pow". Really, "Boom Boom Pow"? Th ...more
Kids... it's dance time! Check out this dance video tutorial on how to do a body roll step in hip hop dance for kids. This dance lesson features a hip-hop dance step taught by Caroline from "So You Think You Can Dance Canada". The girls learn the step which contains a body ro ...more
In this video we learn how to make a hip hop beat in FL Studio. First, load up your drum sounds from the browser to the interface. After this, change the hits on the drums to make the beat sound different. Edit how high the volume is on the snare drum and then change the ghost ...more
Isolation is an important part of hip-hop dancing. It involves moving individual parts of your body without moving the rest, either quickly or slowly depending on the dance. This video will show you some ways that you can use isolation to improve your dancing and get better mo ...more
Tutting is one of the most fun styles of hip-hop dance, and the lack of major leg movements means you can do it even in limited space or with limited coordination. This video will show you how to do a couple of really cool tutting combos that will win you battles and earn you ...more
Gliding is one of the most important parts of hip-hop dance. It basically means sliding around the dance floor in a rhythmic, stylish way, and this video will show you how to do it like a pro. You don't have to be advanced already, it breaks it down real slow so you can make s ...more
When rap sensation Soulja Boy came out with his namesake hit "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" in 2007 you could walk past a single neighborhood block without witnesses at least one kid out in his driveway practicing the arm swishes and leg pops. Even three years later, the Soulja Bo ...more
The body wave has been around since the 1980's, and along with the arm wave forms the basis for all of popping and it's child-styles. You basically have to learn how to a body wave to hip-hop dance, and this video will help you do just that. It explains in great detail how to ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a graffiti style hip hop cartoon character. First, make a circle, then draw long triangles for eyes and a mouth plus a rectangular shaped body with very large feet. Then, draw in the arms with large hands and draw a hat on the top of the ...more
Dr. Dre has produced many of the best gangsta-rap beats of all time, and his deep luscious bass beats are perfect for dancing and relaxing at the same time. Watch this video to learn how to create a very Dr. Dre-style beat yourself using Reason 4. Download the samples used in ...more
The knee float is one of the most recognizable moves in both breakdancing and popping, and might be the slickest way to get up off your stomach ever conceived in dance or martial arts. It's hard to pull off smoothly, but this video will show you how to do a perfectly smooth kn ...more
Iyaz is the latest of the Caribbean dance-hall / r&b starts to follow in the wake of Ben Kingston, and his song "Replay" has been a huge hit. If you need a good dance to use for it, look no further! This video will show you all of the choreography for an awesome dance to the s ...more
The Pitbull song "Krazy" is a club dancing classic, and many people have choreographed their own dances to the song. This video will show you, in great detail, how to do one cool dance to the song choreographed by the maker of this video. It should look good any time you have ...more
Hip-hop dancing and dance steps aren't just for young people. Learn about hip-hop dance moves in this free choreography video series for women over thirty from a dancing instructor. Part 1 of 21 - How to Dance hip hop for women over thirty. Dance hip hop for women over thirty ...more
Slide with the right foot and bring both arms open. Learn the slide pop hip hop dance move in this free dancing video lesson from a choreographer. Do the slide pop in hip hop dance - Part 1 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Do the slide pop in hip h ...more
So take a few moments and watch this instructional video series designed to help teach the basics of Hip Hop dance for beginners—or those of you who are already dancing fiends but perhaps want to perfect some of those old school moves. Part 1 of 14 - How to Do Hip Hop dance mo ...more
In this video clip series you will learn some great tips on how to choreograph a hip hop dance and many nuances that make up the great moves that make up the art of hip hop dancing. Part 1 of 10 - How to Choreograph a hip hop dance. Choreograph a hip hop dance - Part 2 of 10. ...more
This four part Fruity Loops tutorial shows you how to compose a cool hip hop beat from scratch. Learn how to produce a hip hop beat starting with the drums, then adding melody, then strings, and finally the layout all within FL Studio 7. If you want to produce your own hip hop ...more
In this video series, watch as dancer Maila Damian teaches beginners how to Jazz dance. Learn how to do the step touch, the pivot, the kick ball change, jazz squares, the sachet, the passe, the drag step, and a full Jazz dance routine. Part 1 of 8 - How to Do Jazz and Hip Hop ...more
If you want to learn hip hop, you should learn it from the birthplace of this dance style, the Bronx, NY. In this dance lesson, Dana Richardson from One Step Beyond Dance Center in the Bronx, NY breaks down a hip-hop combination. This hip hop routine is for the ladies and is b ...more
In this how to video, hip hop dance teacher Jordan Setacci teaches some cool hip hop arm movements in a short sequence. Impress your friends at the club with these great hip hop dance moves.
Learn some tips on setting up your drums and routing them, also we'll talk about some workflow tips and organization for creating hip hop music in Reason 3. Part 1 of 2 - How to Set up and route drums for hip hop in Reason 3. Part 2 of 2 - How to Set up and route drums for hi ...more
Check out this language video to learn what some old school hip hop slang words really meant. Dr. Dre and Ed Lover let us know what some of these old school hip hop slang used in the Yo! days really meant. Slang terms have a way of coming back so brush up and learn how to spea ...more
If you want to start choreographing hip hop moves to children, then this hip hop tutorial is for you. In this how to video, Tricia Gomez shows off her teaching tool, Dance in a Box to help you teach hip hop to children. These are easy dance moves to do and teach. Watch this ho ...more
So, you want to be a hip hop dancer? Well, you need two things according to this expert: swagger and confidence. It's important to project these two qualities when hip hop dancing. Find out what else is takes to dance hip hop style with guidance from these two pros: Bliss & Ze ...more
Hip-hop dance is a great and modern dance to pick up on. It's something that can cause you to sweat and will definitely cause your heart rate to go up. There are many steps in hip-hop dance, but this tutorial is going to cover just one. In this video, you'll find out how to p ...more
Make your transition into the Hip-Hop world a tad smoother with help from this free lesson. Hip-hop dance is a form of dance that can be seen on the streets or in the studios, and its incredibly important to listen and move with the beat of a song. Discover the importance of p ...more
This is a hip hop dance gliding tutorial.
Throw yourself into the world of hip-hop with help from this free lesson. Hip-hop foot work can be broken down into simplified movements or moves that are abstract and contrived to the music being used. Find out how to do a hip-hop combination with help from this free lesson. ...more
So, you want to become a hip-hop dancer? In this video, learn from two experts what it takes: the style, including the clothing and the music. Bliss & Zetta are professional hip-hop dancers and choreographers. Learn more dance moves from these two by searching WonderHowTo! You ...more
This video demonstrates three different hip hop streetdance moves. If you like Chris Brown, you might like this dance tutorial video. The dancer demonstrates and provides text explaining each hip hop dance move. He does not list any of the names of the dance moves.
This video demonstrates three different hip hop streetdance moves. If you like Chris Brown, you might like this dance tutorial video. The dancer demonstrates and provides text explaining each hip hop dance move.
This is a how to hip hop and popping dance tutorial that takes waving beyond just the arm wave and body wave. First learn how to do the arm wave and body wave... then this tutorial shows you unique concepts and creative ideas to take waving, popping, and hip hop dance styles ...more
Like a scene from Inception, professional hip hop dancer and choreographer Scotty Nguyen's latest video plays with gravity to the tune of Usher’s “There Goes My Baby.” Scotty performs with fellow professional dancer Tracy Shibata (who is currently on tour with Rihanna). *In c ...more
Pav is here to give you a tutorial on how to make a a superb emotional hip hop beat in FL Studio. The Fruity Loops tutorial takes you step by step through the process of composing a hip hop track with an emotional flare to it.
This music production software tutorial shows you how to compose a hip hop beat version of Chinese songs using FL Studio 7. Learn how to take a piece of Chinese traditional music and turn it into a hip hop beat within FL Studio 7.
Want to look effortlessly cool? Well, then you're ironically going to have to put a lot of effort into practicing your breakdance and/or hip hop moves. Polish your dancing skills by checking out this video on how to complete a beginner hip hop toe spin combo.
Fitforafeast has uploaded a video of Rebecca teaching girls a basic hip hop routine. The video begins with the two child hosts, Sloan and Katrina, introducing Rebecca. Rebecca instructs the children how to dance House (a specialized version of hip hop dancing). House dancing i ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a hip-hop beat in Fruity Loops. When you first open this up, you should download a hip-hop beat package from Lil' John that has 170 different types of beats in it. From here, open these up and start to load them onto the screen. You won't ...more
In this video we learn how to compose a hip hop beat in Fruity Loops. First, go to the website www.class4beats.com and download all the samples and plugins. Once you have these downloaded you can use them in Fruity Loops. Play around with the different sounds that you have in ...more
The kick ball change is a step found in almost all forms of dancing, from ballet to tap to hip-hop. A kick ball change consists of three kicksteps and a ball change. That is, you kick your foot once and step forward, putting your foot down. Kick with the other foot and step yo ...more
These days we're used to triple threat stars who, for instance, act, dance, and sing. But stars that excell at all three are as difficult to find as a needle in a haystack. Usher is one of those stars who is the whole package. A Grammy Award-winning hip hop singer, actor (he ...more
Want to dance like Madonna and Justin Timberlake? In this how to video Pat-Y-O will teach you a hip hop combination to "Four Minutes" by Madonna and Justin Timberlake. Pat-T-Yo demonstrates these moves slowly and then speeds them up to the tempo of the music. Watch this how to ...more