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GCSE Music OCR AOS3 Dance Music Revision

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Transcript of GCSE Music OCR AOS3 Dance Music Revision

Waltz
Origin:- Vienna, Austria
Key Musical Features
3/4 time signature
oom cha cha accompaniment
One chord per bar (slow harmonic movement)
Lyrical flowing melody
Dance Moves
Paired
Ballroom hold
Male leads forward
female backwards
Longer step on the first beat
3 steps per bar
Composer:-
Strauss

Examples:-
Tango
Key Musical Features
Syncopation
2 or 4 beats per bar
Minor Key
Dotted Rhythms
Staccato Accompaniment
Dance Moves
Paired
Close hold
Head snaps
Intertwining leg
Origin:- Argen
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Composer:- Piazzola
Examples:-
Irish Jig and Reel
Origin:- Ireland
Key Musical Features
JIG:- Compound 6/8 or 9/8
REEL:- Simple 2/4 or 4/4
Fast tempo
Lots of quavers
Ornaments
Regular phrases
Simple harmony
Dance Moves
Can be solo or in a line (group)
Energetic
Hops, kicks
fast foot work
Arms by side
Upper body straight
Venue:- Ceilis
Examples:-
Traditional instruments:- Accordian (bandoneon), violin, castanets
Jigs
Reels
Jigs and Reels
Instruments:- Violin (fiddle), flute, tin whistle, accordian, bodhran.
Salsa
Key Musical Features
4/4 time signature
Call and response
Brass stabs
Syncopation
Offbeat
Crossrhythms
Polyrhythms
Clave rhythm
Dance Moves
Paired
Close hold
Spins
3 steps per bar
Dance on the first 3 beats, pause on the 4th
Origin:- Cuba
Artist:- Celia Cruz
Examples:-
Traditional instruments:- Claves, spanish guitar, timbales
(vocals - soloist and chorus)
These are
rhythmic
features
Club Dance
Origin:- Evolved from Disco 70's onwards
Key Musical Features
Fast tempo
4/4 time signature
Textures build up
Repeated chord patterns
Dance Moves
Improvised
Stay in place
Artists:-
The Shamen
So Solid Crew
Examples:-
Samples
Synthesizers
Drum Machines
Loops
Key Musical Features
(linking to use of Music Technology)
Other ways in which Music Technology could be used:-
Reverb
Delay
Panning
Remixing
Multitracking
These are almost always answers to a question about how music technology is used
Bhangra
Key Musical Features
Sampling
Punjabi Language
Ornamented
Chaal rhythm on Dhol
Hoi shouts
Dance Moves
Group dance
Little or no contact
Energetic hops and leaps
Strong arm movements
Origin:- Punjab region of India
Artist:- Amar Arshi
Examples:-
Traditional instruments:- Sitar, Tabla, Dhol, Harmonium
American Line Dancing
Origin:-
America 1980'
Key Musical Features
Regular 4 bar phrases
4/4 time signature
Repetitive melodies
Steady crotchet bass line
Slides on the steel guitar
Dance Moves
Group dance
Choreographed
Stand in lines
Heel dig
Boot scoot
Grape vine
Artists:-
Hank Williams
Billy Ray Cyrus
Examples:-
Instruments
Disco
Key Musical Features
4/4 steady tempo
4 on the floor bass drum
Syncopation
Snare drum
Hand claps
Hooks
Synth strings
Brass and string counter melodies
Dance Moves
Improvised
Arm waving
Hip, hand and shoulder movements
Origin:- New York - 1970's
Artist:- The Bee Gees
Gloria Gaynor
Examples:-
Use of Music Technology:-
Harmonica, accordian, steel guitar, violin, banjo
Multi tracking, Reverb, Electronic instruments (synthesizers), Mixing, Panning
AOS3 - Dance Music Revision
Romantic Period
If you are in school, please use deezer or groove shark and type in the type of dance you want to listen to as the youtube videos will not work in school
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