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  1. 1. What is Disco?Disco is a genre of dance music.Mainstream popularity High in the mid-late 1970s.
  2. 2. Subgenres• Italo disco • Eurodisco • Space disco • Disco polo • Nu-Disco
  3. 3. Euro discoEuro disco was not as funky, more pop oriented, and less soul influenced than American styled discoTypical instruments Electric guitar - Bass guitar - Piano - Keyboard - Drums - Synthesizer
  4. 4. Well-known late 1970s disco performers• Donna Summer • The Bee Gees • KC and the Sunshine Band • Van McCoy • The Village People • The Jackson 5
  5. 5. The Jackson 5
  6. 6. The Jackson 5 were an American popular music family group from Gary, Indiana.They played from a repertoire of R&B, soul, pop and (in the 1970s) disco.
  7. 7. Disco rhythmMost disco songs have a steady four-on-the-floor beat, a quaver or semi-quaver hi-hatpattern with an open hi-hat on the off-beat, and a heavy, syncopated bass line
  8. 8. Characteristic disco bass rhythm
  9. 9. Characteristic rock and disco drum patterns