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  1. J_Arthur @ www.music4specialneeds.com

  2. Dance music of the 1970s It all started in New York night clubs…. …against the domination of rock music. J_Arthur @ www.music4specialneeds.com

  3. Until 1960’s, sound systems were old fashioned – had to have live bands because sound systems weren’t good enough J_Arthur @ www.music4specialneeds.com

  4. 1970’s – amplifiers, turntables and loudspeakers J_Arthur @ www.music4specialneeds.com

  5. DJ’s instead of band leaders J_Arthur @ www.music4specialneeds.com

  6. Example of disco: Earth, Wind and Fire, The Jackson Five J_Arthur @ www.music4specialneeds.com

  7. Features of Disco • Strong beat – drum loops and sequences • Catchy tunes – ‘hook’ • Always in 4/4 – 120 beats per minute – easy to dance to and for DJ’s to merge one track into another • Hook – short stab of tune, a word or phrase that stick’s in people’s minds so they remember the song. J_Arthur @ www.music4specialneeds.com

  8. Musical Instruments: J_Arthur @ www.music4specialneeds.com

  9. Don’t dance in pairs like ballroom dancingDance on their own – learning dance moves • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJsWwjIit3k J_Arthur @ www.music4specialneeds.com

  10. Lighting technology – flashing lights and effects J_Arthur @ www.music4specialneeds.com

  11. Colourful, shiny dresses http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B7nAtDc_No&feature=fvst J_Arthur @ www.music4specialneeds.com

  12. Disco Song Structure • 1. Intro - It gets people’s attention and sets the mood. It often uses the best bit from the rest of the song to make people pay attention • 2. Verse – There are usually 2 or 3 verses in a song. The words are different each time, but the melody is always the same. • 3. Chorus – It is the main part of the song. It is repeated several times throughout the song. The words and the melody are always the same. J_Arthur @ www.music4specialneeds.com

  13. Jackson Five: Blame it on the boogie Can you describe the structure of the song? J_Arthur @ www.music4specialneeds.com

  14. Keyboard work: Learn to play famous melodies from disco songs on the keyboard. Disco design: Design an outfit for a disco dancer or design the layout of a disco club including dance floor, disco lights and the DJ’s turntable. Computer work: Prepare a presentation about a famous disco band such as the Jackson 5 or the Boney M. Include pictures and a short story of the band. J_Arthur @ www.music4specialneeds.com