Club Dance

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: hlouiset
  • Created on: 20-04-16 13:15
Preview of Club Dance

First 215 words of the document:

Club Dance Stylistic Fingerprints
Instrumentation:
Drum machines
Drums and percussion
Synthesizers
Samplers
Turntables
Vocals
Performance and Arrangement:
House, trance and techno have upbeat tempos in excess of 120bpm and up to
140bpm
Fourtothefloor bass drum and hihat emphasis on the offbeat quavers (similar
to disco)
Synth stabs or syncopated staccato stabs on piano
Use of synth for bass lines
Synth riffs and pad chords
Samples taken from a range of instrument and vocal recordings
Anthemic or epic feel
Rapping used on some songs
Soul influenced vocals are common
Structures are built on building up and breaking down textures and rhythmic
elements
Drum n bass uses fast syncopated drum patterns combined with elements of dub
reggae, soul, funk and jazz
Technology and Production:
Computerbased sequencers to create the music
Cheaper technology makes music production more accessible
Electronic instruments used include: Drum machines, samplers and synthesizers
Use of a wide variety of effects including: reverb, delay, distortion, chorus,
sidechain compression, vocoders,
Genres & SubGenres:
Disco
House
Techno
Hardcore
Trance
Jungle / Drum and Bass
Speed Garage
Big Beat

Other pages in this set

Page 2

Preview of page 2

Here's a taster:

Dub Step
THE DEVELOPMENT OF CLUB DANCE MUSIC
Club/Dance music comes in many different forms, from disco to hiphop. Though
there have been various dance crazes throughout the history of popular music,
club/dance music became its own genre in the mid'70s, as soul mutated into disco
and whole clubs were devoted to dancing.
In the late '70s, dance clubs played disco, but by the end of the decade, disco was
mutating into a number of different genres.…read more

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Music Technology resources:

See all Music Technology resources »See all resources »