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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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