Disco music

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  • Disco
    • Steps
      • Turns
      • Some such as the hustle have specific moves
      • Not much movement around floor
      • Improvisation
    • Instruments
      • synthesisers
      • Orchestrated sound
        • Often strings or brass
      • Drums
      • Electric piano (repeated chords)
      • Guitar
    • Origins
      • First appeared in 1970 in New York clubs
      • Musical roots in Funk and soul
      • Films made it more popular to a wider audience
    • Characteristic
      • Four to the floor- bass drum
      • Accent on second and fourth beat
        • Usually by snare drum
      • 120 bmp
      • Vocals with reverb
        • Backing vocals on chorus
      • Semiquaver rhythm in guitar
        • Distorted by wah-wah pedal
      • Intro, verse, chorus, middle eight, outro
      • Loops- repeated sections

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