Music for Dance

Gavotte, Sarabande, Minuet, Gigue, Waltz, Polka, Salsa, Samba, Tango, Disco, Rap, House, Techno, Jungle, Drum 'n' bass, Trance

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MUSIC FOR DANCE
GAVOTTE
18th Century Baroque suite
Orchestral
2/2 time
Moderate tempo
Starts on 2nd beat of the bar
SARABANDE
18th Century Baroque suite
3/4 time
Slow
Minor
Ornamented
Often on Harpsichord
MINUET
18th Century Baroque suite
Orchestral
3/4 time
Moderate speed
Usually major
Homophonic
GIGUE
18th Century Baroque suite
Orchestral
6/8 time
2 beats in a bar
`Dum de dum'
Quite fast
WALTZ
19th Century Dance
3/4 time
`Um cha cha'
Strongly homophonic
Simple chords

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POLKA
19th Century Dance
2/4 time
`Um cha'
Folk Origins
Acciaccatura (note with a cross through itplay fast)
SALSA
20/21st Century Dance
4 beats in a bar
From Cuba
Party like feel
Instruments like: claves, maracas, timbales, bongos, guiro
Syncopation
Cross rhythms
SAMBA
20/21st Century Dance
4 beats in a bar
From Brazil
Party like feel
Main beat on surdo drum
Syncopation
Ostinato
Instruments like: samba whistle, agogo bells, ganzas
Call and response
TANGO
20/21st Century Dance
4 beats in a bar
From Argentina
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HOUSE
Electronic dance music
From Chicago
Early 1980's
Strongly influenced by elements of soul, funk and disco
Mimics disco's percussion (Use of a prominent bass drum on every beat)
Prominent synthesizer bassline
Electronic drums
Electronic effects
Funk and pop samples
Reverb
TECHNO
Electronic dance music
From Detroit, USA
1980s
Influenced by European bands (e.g.…read more

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UK GARAGE
Fusion of jungle, drum `n' bass and modern rhythm `n' blues
Uses same sounds as jungle and drum `n' bass
Has polished sound of rhythm `n' blues
Relies heavily on vocal lines which are often chopped up and played back in
syncopated rhythms
TRANCE
Similar rhythmic drive to house
DJ lead
Repetition
Echoing
Electronic effects
Spoken voices
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Comments

Samuel Richardson

This is useful timeline of different genres of dance music and some key points on each. Excellent for putting the genres in context. 

Samuel Richardson

This is a brilliant, detailed, well presented powerpoint presentation on Koko. I love the descriptions included, and the pictures of the instruments are most helpful. 

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