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  • Drum Kit = Jump to the Beat (CD1), Rhythm Guitars = The Hustle (CD1), Sunny (CD2), Horn Section = Blame it on the Boogie (CD1), Violins = Boogie Wonderland (CD1), The Hustle (CD1),

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  • OCR GCSE Area of Study 3 Dance Music: 1970s Disco (Play that Funky music!) The Hustle
  • Get on down…
    • Dance music of the 1970s (obviously)
    • LPs were eventually replaced by 12 inch singles
    • No set dance moves (apart from the classic moves to The Hustle )
  • General features
    • Speed = 120 BPM (beats per minute)
    • Singers: often solo vocalist and chorus (backing singers)
    • Instruments:
        • Drum kit (often replaced by drum machine, e.g Jump To The Beat )
        • Guitars :
        • lead guitar (very rare)
            • rhythm guitar (often used – e.g. Sunny )
            • bass guitar (used to funk up the bass line e.g. Blame It On The Boogie )
        • “ Horn” Section:
          • Trumpets
            • Trombones
            • Saxophones
        • Violin Section (Cheesetastic!)
        • Random percussion effects
  • Instruments and voices strutting their stuff
    • Drum kit/machine:
    • “ Horn” Section:
    • Violins:
    • Voices:
    • Bass drum= 1 st and 3 rd beats of the bar
    • Snare drum= 2 nd and 4 th
    • Hi hat = offbeat crotchets or quavers, sometimes continuous semiquavers
    • “ Brass” Interjections Blame It On The Boogie
    • Violin countermelodies Boogie Wonderland
    • Often a solo singer with chorus backing in harmony (3rds and 6ths)
    • Lady Marmalade
  • Technology
    • MIDI
    • REMIX
    • SAMPLER
    • SEQUENCING
    • LOOPING
    • Sunny