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Genre Research


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Genre Research

  1. 1. DISC ! FLO MAYO
  2. 2. DISCO IS… • Disco came about in the late 1970s • Its initial audience was club goers from the African American, gay, Latino, Italian American and psychedelic communities in New York City and Philadelphia during the late 1960s and early 1970s • Disco was a reaction against the domination of rock music and dance music in this period of time • Woman embraced disco as well and spread across other popular groups of that time • Disco fashion was very trendy in the late 1970’s • There was a thriving drug subculture during the disco era, particularly for drugs that’s enhanced the experience of loud music and flashing lights such as cocaine.
  3. 3. CODES AND CONVENTIONS Multi coloured circular lights also relate to disco music as there would usually be this sort of lighting at clubs or party's that were for people who enjoyed disco music This signature move of one arm up pointing and the other down or on the hip is also related to disco music. There was also a fashion related to disco music which included big hair such as afros with flared trousers or ‘disco pants’. The clothing usually consisted of bright colours with clashing patterns. Disco balls are well known for being related to disco music, they were significant because they would create bright lights around the room which would help make an atmosphere of excitement and happiness which the disco music was all about.
  4. 4. ACOUSTIC MUSIC Acoustic music uses instruments which produce sound entirely through acoustic means rather than electric or electronic means. Acoustic music started after the advent of electronic instruments such as the electric guitar, electric violin, electric organ and synthesizer. Performers of acoustic music sometimes use electronic amplifiers to make the sound of the instrument loader, this does not make the music electronic it still counts as acoustic as the sound is not changed but just made loader. Often a microphone is placed in front of the instrument. Acoustic music is often related to live performances, guitars and festivals. Acoustic music is usually easy listening music, the lyrics are usually meaningful to relate to the audience.
  5. 5. POP MUSIC ‘Pop’ is an abbreviation of ‘Popular’ meaning pop music just means popular music. This type of music originated in its modern form in the 1950s deriving from rock and roll. Pop music often borrows elements from other genres including urban, dance, rock, Latin and country. The core elements which define pop include short to medium length songs written in a basic format, they often have repeated choruses, melodic tunes and catchy hooks. Pop music artists include Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Katy Perry and Britney Spears. The genre of pop music is usually related to bright colours and outgoing celebrities, pop music is usually associated with teenagers but also appeals to other age ranges. The genre is obviously the most popular type of music and is well associated with the ‘charts’ and is regularly played on Television, music channels and the radio.