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Where does the waltz originate?
Germany/Austria, VIENNA
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What is the time signature of a waltz?
3/4, 3/8 or 3/2
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What is the bass of a waltz?
OOHM-cha-cha
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Who is a famous Waltz composer?
Johann Strauss
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Where does the tango originate?
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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What are tangos usually played by?
A sextet - two violins, piano, double bass, two bandoneons
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What is the time signature of a tango?
4/4
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What is the rhythm like?
Syncopated ostinato
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Tangos use glissandi. True/False?
True
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Some of the notes in a tango are staccato. True/False?
False, some are accented.
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Where might a tango be found?
In a ballroom.
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Where did the salsa originate?
Cuba - African and Spanish influences.
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What is the time signature of a salsa?
4/4
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What is the tonality of a salsa?
Minor, often.
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What kind of rhythm does salsa have?
3-2 son clave, 2-3 son clave, performed on the claves (sticks)
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The salsa uses call and response. True/False.
True
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What instruments are used in a salsa?
Bongos, congas, timbales, claves, cowbells, piano.
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Where does the american line dance originate?
Folk dances, western and country music.
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Where does Irish music originate?
Long history, oral tradition.
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What is Irish music decorated with?
Grace notes, ornaments.
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What is the texture of Irish music like?
Heterophonic, several instruments play same melody at the same time.
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What instruments are used in Irish music?
Tin whistle, flute, fiddle, hornpipe, bodhran (drum), harp, Uillean pipes.
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What is the time signature of a reel?
2/4, 4/4
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What is the time signature of a jig?
6/8, 9/8, 12/8.
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What is a double jig like?
6/8, uses groups of three quavers, final bar ends on a crotchet.
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What is a reel like?
Two or three tunes grouped together, each repeated two or three times.
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Where does bhangra originate?
The Punjab region.
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When is the bhangra used traditionally?
Celebration of the harvest.
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What instruments are used?
Dhol (two-sided drum), tumbi (fiddle).
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What language is the bhangra music sung in?
Punjabi
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When is bhangra used now?
Weddings, parties, family celebrations.
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What time signature is disco music?
4/4
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