Disco

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  • Created by: sammilaw
  • Created on: 28-05-14 11:20
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  • Disco
    • 1970s
      • Amplifiers, turntables and loudspeakers introduced.
      • DJs took over band leaders.
      • People danced on their own instead of in pairs.
      • Lighting technology more advanced.
    • Tunes
      • Almost always in 4/4.
      • 120 beats per minute.
      • Simple beat - easy to dance to.
      • Catchy tunes - hook, memorable.
    • Structure
      • INTRO
        • Grabs peoples attention.
        • Sets the mood.
      • VERSE/CHORUS
        • Verses - same tune, different lyrics.
        • Both 8 bars long.
        • Chorus - different tune from verse, lyrics don't change.
      • MIDDLE 8
        • 8-bar section - New chords, new lyrics, new feel.
      • CODA
        • Different to the verse and chorus.
        • Usually fades out so DJ can mix the end of the song with the beginning of another.
    • Instruments
      • Lead guitar - solo tunes.
      • Rhythm guitar - chords to the beat.
      • Short, rhythmic, heavy-sounding bass riffs.
      • Drum kits, drum machines and sequencers.

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