Disco

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  • Created by: Amy2102
  • Created on: 04-04-16 13:04
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  • Disco
    • Place: 1970s New York
    • Venues: Nightclubs
    • Performers: Donna Summer, Beegees
    • Dance Steps: Improvised, The Hustle, stay in one spot, focus on hip and hand movement
    • Rhythm, Metre and tempo
      • 4/4 Steady tempo 120 bpm
      • Drum pattern
        • Kick drum on every crotchet beat
        • Snare drum/ hand claps accompany backbeats
        • Steady quaver rhythm on Hi hat
    • Melody
      • Vocal line made of 4 bar phrases
      • Uses a hook - catchy motif)
      • Repetitive
    • Structure
      • Verse chorus structure
      • Verse chorus, middle 8, Fade out
    • Digital effects
      • Reverb - sounds as if it has been recorded in a large space
      • Delay - Creates an echo
      • Panning; Sounds like music is coming from left/right
      • Distortion: Alters instrument sound
      • Remix: Reworking the elements of a song
      • Collage: combining various songs
      • Multi tracking - recording separate tracks and combining them
      • Overlay - adding tracks
      • Quantitising - Fixes notes in a rhythm grid
      • Sequencer - Electronic device that plays back data
      • Decks - turn table that plays vinyl records
      • Vocoder - An electronic device that combines a vocal track with a synthesised track to give robotic sounds

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