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Improvised dance

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Composing ideas

  1. Create a disco song for a rock band. Use four-on-the-floor drum rhythms with offbeat quavers on the hi-hat. Use a wah-wah pedal on guitar if you have one. The lyrics could be about getting ready to go dancing. You could use the following 16 bar chord sequence:

    • Bm A Bm A
    • G A Bm A
    • Bm A Bm A
    • G A Bm A

     

  2. Create a piece of dance music using cut-and-paste, editing and looping techniques. The piece should fall into the following sections: Mix-In, Main Section, Breakdown and Mix-Out. Use a sequencer to create four (or more) short tracks including a four-on-the-floor rhythm track. You could use all your own new material or you could base the piece on a pop song or piece of classical music. Use only percussion in the mix-in and mix-out. All but one of the tracks should drop out at the start of the breakdown section and slowly build back up to a climax.

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