qbert skratch university

DJ Qbert knows skratching and can show you the way to turntable mastery.

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Study Turntablism Online at Qbert Skratch University

DJ Qbert has taken his entire knowledge of teaching people how to skratch and poured it into a comprehensive video library that includes hundreds of skratch tutorials. Subscribers get unlimited access to all Qbert's lessons, plus special guest professors, beats, and an interactive Training Dojo. 

What ultimately sets Qbert Skratch University from other online offerings however, is the ability to submit a video using the ArtistWorks Video Exchange® learning platform. Qbert reviews each submission and records a video response where he offers tips and techniques to practice. All students can access the Video Exchange library, which may contain the key to unlock your own skratching.

Top Quality DJ Lessons

  • 100s of skratch tutorials at your own pace
  • All levels and styles of playing welcome
  • Slow Motion Isolation and Video Looping
Video Exchange® Learning

  • Submit practice videos to DJ Qbert
  • Get custom feedback on your cuts
  • Practice the advice and improve
Worldwide Community

  • Connect with students around the world
  • Learn from everyone’s Video Exchanges 
  • Stay motivated to progress at skratching

Qbert Skratch Lessons

Click a lesson category below to explore the curriculum
  • Skratching
  • Skratch Theory
  • Digital Applications
  • Training Dojo
  • Beat Juggling
  • Setup & Gear
  • Helpful Hints
  • Guest Professors


Skratch Theory

  •   - Rhyme Placements
  •   - Aerobic & Anaerobic
  •   - Honesty & Sincerity (with Mix Master Mike)
  •   - Tactics in Theatrics
  •   - Displacements
  •   - 9's
  •   - Tough vs. Tender
  •   - Chorus Skratch
  •   - Rephrasing -NEW!
  •   - Submit a Placement Video
  •   - Miscellaneous Topics

Training Dojo

  • Speed Booster
  • QnA With Q Over Spoonie G Beat
  • QnA With Q Over Snoop Loop
  • QnA With Q Over Rockit Beat
  • Killa Jewel Q and A
  • Tyra From Saigon Q and A
  • Tyra From Saigon Drum and Bass
  • QnA With Short-e Part 1
  • QnA With Short-e Part 2
  • QnA With Short-e Part 3
  • QnA With Short-e Part 4
  • QnA With Short-e Part 5
  • QnA With Short-e Part 6
  • QnA With Short-e Part 7
  • QnA With Short-e Part 8
  • QnA With Short-e Part 9
  • QnA With Supaphonik
  • QnA with Claim
  • QnA with The Are Oh See
  • QnA with The Are Oh See - Supaloop173
  • QnA with The Are Oh See - Level 1
  • QnA with Supaphonik - Level 1
  • QnA with Supaphonik - Level 2
  • QnA with DJ Ju-e Part 1
  • QnA with DJ Ju-e Part 2
  • QnA with Qbert -NEW!
  • Submit a Placement Video
  • Miscellaneous Topics

Helpful Hints

  • When You Get a Bad Request -NEW!
  • DJ Checklist -NEW!
  • Miscellaneous Topics

Guest Professors

Reviews for Qbert Skratch University

  • "Qbert Skratch University has reignited my love of skratching. Before joining I felt bored and stale with my skratches... QSU provided me with the technical understanding of how to execute newer techniques such as the autobahn and prizm skratch. With direct feedback from Qbert, watching lessons and other student videos, and the QSU community support, I have been able to expand my skratching vocabulary beyond limits I could not have imagined."Clearcut
  • '"I always wanted to learn DJing, skratching and what turntablist culture is all about, but I live in a small city in Colombia far away from big cities and urban culture itself... With QSU I not just learn so much from one of the greatest icons of turntablism, I learn from my fellow students and every day I get to learn more about skratching and turntablists worldwide! I'm so grateful for this!''Mixtery
  • "Qbert's scratch tutorials are really easy to follow. They even have slow motion on a lot of the scratches. I'm still pretty nervous about sending a video for Q to review haha. But it's cool. Great community of DJs from beginner to advanced."FelixFresh
  • "Qbert helped me to overcome barriers in my own development and took my skills to a whole new level."Zerokewl
  • "QSU has had a huge impact on my life as a DJ. From the lessons learned to the people I've met much of it would not of happened so quickly or even occurred without this community."E-Na
  • "As a newbie to skratching I looked for a community of like-minded peers to practice with. I joined QSU and everyone is so friendly and supportive! Not only that, but we have the sillyness and skills of DJ Qbert to keep things interesting! One of my favorite things about is all the beats. I usually don't feel like getting into the cuts when I get home from work, but I'll start digging through the beats and it inspires me to practice."Hacksaw
  • "After trying many different DJ schools over the years, nothing has come close to the Qbert's mentorship at the online Skratch University."Mista Mystic
  • '"I just started my second year, when I look back on the first year it's amazing how much I did learn here! There is no better place to learn the skills and get better!"DJScratchon77
  • "What I love about QSU is personally learning from the master himself… Qbert has forever changed the way I think about skratching and opened my eyes to new techniques."Rocky
  • "The best resource in the world for DJs on ANY level, from beginner to expert, analog or digital! I have learned so much from DJs from all over the planet! Qbert is by far one of the BEST teachers I have ever had, the students and staff are the friendliest and most creative people I know!"Joel B
  • "QSU is the place to be for DJs of all skill types. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner intermediate or pro - there is a plethora of knowledge being shared that is sure to take your DJ skills to new heights."Stevie E
  • "I think the best part about QSU is the direct response Qbert gives right back to you. Q breaks down your skratching and gives you advice or 'homework' on what you need to improve or add to your style/abilities, and it's not only on the skratching techniques, but also musically, for example: rhyming and releasing on syncopation, going in-between the beats, using both sides of your brain, etc. It's also motivation to see videos that other members have posted. It keeps me from sleepin on my kuts."Deadfoot
  • "QSU is more than a learning site... it's a community of DJs that have the same goals. We all learn from each other as well as from the instructors. I personally love the beats section."Habit
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About Qbert

DJ Qbert is the world ambassador of the DJ as a musician and widely considered to be one of the most influential DJs of all time. Growing up in San Francisco, Qbert gained worldwide recognition for his ability to amaze audiences with his turntable skills and later pioneered performing as a turntable band. A former DMC World Champion, he has long been sought out by equipment companies to help develop innovative products for DJs. Aside from releasing countless products designed for turntable musicians specifically, he was the first to develop an all in one turntable and mixer combination, the QFO, which sparked an explosion of products that catered to turntable musicians. As a recording artist, Qbert has released two concept albums which showcase his continued evolution in turntable music.

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Each subscription is for a single school. Pricing and features can vary slightly per school.

1 Month membership
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Unlimited Access to Lessons
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$35/month (prepaid)
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