Club Music
Background… <ul><li>Following on from 1970s/80s  Disco </li></ul><ul><li>Impact of technology =  new genres </li></ul><ul>...
Music Technology… <ul><li>Developed the techniques used in Disco music </li></ul><ul><li>Synthesizers  Drum Machines  </li...
Remixing…  <ul><li>Using elements of  previously released song to create a new composition </li></ul><ul><li>Extending  Re...
General Musical Style… 4/4 Steady Tempo Prominent electronic sounds Strong beat – emphasised by drums and bass Short phras...
House… <ul><li>First prominent style of electronic music </li></ul><ul><li>Originated during the late 1970s/early 1980s in...
House… Layered, complex drum kit patterns (often snare/hand clap on 2 nd /4 th  beats)  Busy hi-hat rhythm  (open on off b...
Techno… <ul><li>Second half of the 1980s in Detroit  </li></ul><ul><li>‘ The Belleville Three’ </li></ul><ul><li>Juan Atki...
Drum ‘n’ Bass… <ul><li>Early 1990s </li></ul><ul><li>From Acid House (into Jungle) </li></ul><ul><li>Influence of more sop...
Garage… <ul><li>US – house and techno-influenced style; also evidence of  gospel/soul influences </li></ul><ul><li>UK –  f...
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Club Dance

  1. 1. Club Music
  2. 2. Background… <ul><li>Following on from 1970s/80s Disco </li></ul><ul><li>Impact of technology = new genres </li></ul><ul><li>House, techno, trance, garage, drum ‘n’ bass = electronic dance music </li></ul>
  3. 3. Music Technology… <ul><li>Developed the techniques used in Disco music </li></ul><ul><li>Synthesizers Drum Machines </li></ul><ul><li>Mixing Editing </li></ul><ul><li>(Name to remember: Tom Moulton) </li></ul><ul><li>Combining live instruments/vocals with electronic sounds </li></ul><ul><li>Samplers Sequencers </li></ul><ul><li>- Previously heavy and expensive equipment became cheaper and more compact </li></ul>
  4. 4. Remixing… <ul><li>Using elements of previously released song to create a new composition </li></ul><ul><li>Extending Reworking </li></ul><ul><li>Loop Overlay/Overdub </li></ul><ul><li>Intended to extend the length of a track – 10+ minutes to… </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the dancers on the dance floor! </li></ul>
  5. 5. General Musical Style… 4/4 Steady Tempo Prominent electronic sounds Strong beat – emphasised by drums and bass Short phrases Repetitive sections
  6. 6. House… <ul><li>First prominent style of electronic music </li></ul><ul><li>Originated during the late 1970s/early 1980s in Chicago </li></ul><ul><li>Spread to New York, Detroit and Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Famous clubs: Chicago – The Warehouse (DJ Frankie Knuckles); New York – The Loft; Manchester – The Haçienda </li></ul><ul><li>A very full sound – orchestrated </li></ul><ul><li>Eg. Chip E, Freemasons </li></ul>
  7. 7. House… Layered, complex drum kit patterns (often snare/hand clap on 2 nd /4 th beats) Busy hi-hat rhythm (open on off beats) Limited bass line Vocals, bass riffs, harmonies influenced by disco, soul, gospel Jazz/Blues samples (eg. Short trumpet melodies)
  8. 8. Techno… <ul><li>Second half of the 1980s in Detroit </li></ul><ul><li>‘ The Belleville Three’ </li></ul><ul><li>Juan Atkins </li></ul><ul><li>Late 1980s – spread to Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Highly electronic </li></ul><ul><li>Futurist themes and lyrics </li></ul><ul><li>Eg. Kraftwerk </li></ul>
  9. 9. Drum ‘n’ Bass… <ul><li>Early 1990s </li></ul><ul><li>From Acid House (into Jungle) </li></ul><ul><li>Influence of more sophisticated technology = manipulate beats more easily </li></ul><ul><li>Very fast tempos </li></ul><ul><li>Frenetic and complex drum patterns </li></ul><ul><li>MC - rapping </li></ul><ul><li>Strong bass line </li></ul><ul><li>Syncopated beats </li></ul><ul><li>Eg. Roni Size, Pendulum, Goldie </li></ul>
  10. 10. Garage… <ul><li>US – house and techno-influenced style; also evidence of gospel/soul influences </li></ul><ul><li>UK – faster tempo than US to appeal to drum ‘n’ bass audiences </li></ul><ul><li>Eg. So Solid Crew </li></ul>
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