ALL ABOUT DISCO
The word disco is short for the French word disctotheque. This form of music emerged in the underground dance venues in New York in the 1970s. The disco wave was developed by DJs whose intial form of entertainment was geared toward African American, Latino, and gay dancers. The term disco started off as something just to describe the musical genre and it quickly evolved to encompass a style of dance, as well as fashion amd even hairstyles.
Disco Dancing All Night Long
The Distinct Sound of Disco
The disco sound is so unique that it is hard to mistake it for anything else. A few distinguishable characteristics of disco are:
- The general tempo of disco is about 120 beats per minute with a 4/4 time signature.
- Four-on- the floor: a drum pattern where the bass drum hits on all four beats of the 4/4 time signature
- Bass line is prominent and syncopated. The bass line drives the rhythm of the song.
- Electric piano, string synth, and synthesizers are commonly used in disco music.