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Disco music is a blend of soul music and funk, set to 4/4 time syncopated rhythm, making it easily danceable. In the mid-1970s, it became the music to listen to, and the most often played in discotheques, or discos. New forms of dance, many of them based on ballroom dancing styles were adapted for disco music, and for a while, most of the Western world was swept up in the style. Disco music had a lush orchestral sound, and bands often included several singers, the traditional bass, drums and guitar, and highly synthesized sounds. Full horn sections and string sections were not unusual in many bands, since synthesizers were still in their infancy and there was not much in the way of the sampling synthesizers that would eventually dominate the music of the 1980s. Vocals were an important aspect, with vocal tracks subject to heavy reverberation. A few artists can be said to have dominated the disco era. The Bee Gees was a very popular group, which featured the singing trio of Maurice, Robin and Barry Gibb. Not only did they record multiple platinum records, but they wrote numerous songs for other artists. Their popularity was greatly enhanced by the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever which celebrated the disco movement and ended up producing the second best-selling movie soundtrack of all time. Other disco artists, more known for their disco music than any other style include Donna Summers and Barry White, and bands like Earth, Wind and Fire and ABBA. Disco music is marked by many musicians from other genres jumping on the disco bandwagon to produce hits. As disco music grew in popularity, plenty of artists, either from the soul, pop or contemporary music tradition recorded disco music hits. Rod Stewart’s “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy” is a good example of a musician of the rock-n-roll genre who had a huge disco music hit. Other well-known artists to produce disco music include Carly Simon, Barry Manilow, Paul McCartney, Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand, Michael Jackson, and Eartha Kitt. Disco music remained popular up to the late 1970s, when people began to hold anti-disco rallies. The amount of airplay devoted to disco music, and the destructive nature of the disco lifestyle, especially on the east and west coast took its toll on many musicians. Hedonistic dance clubs like New York’s Studio 54 were sharply criticized because of the easily accessible and explicit use ofdrugs and sexual activity. Eventually, disco music gave way to several different forms of music in the 1980s, including the new wave movement, and numerous lighter rock bands like Journey, XYZ and The Tubes. Disco left its indelible mark on the music to follow, especially in the power ballad vocals of rock bands and the highly synthesized music of the new wave movement. Yet there was a return to more elemental music with fewer musicians. Bands like The Police, U2, and artists like Bruce Springsteen and John Cougar Mellencamp would become popular for using traditional rock ensembles of bass, guitar and drums with only light dependence on synthesizers. A few of the great disco music hits include the following: The Bee Gees—“Jive Talkin,” “You Should be Dancin,” and “Stayin’ Alive.” Donna Summers—“Bad Girls,” “Last Dance,” and “MacArthur Park.” Amii Stewart—“Knock on Wood” Gloria Gaynor—“I Will Survive” Earth, Wind and Fire—“September” KC and the Sunshine Band—“That’s the Way (I Like It),” and “(Shake Shake Shake) Shake Your Booty” Thelma Houston--- “Don’t Leave Me This Way” WHAT IS KARAOKE? Karaoke is a wildly popular pastime that involves singing the lyrics of a song while accompanied by recorded background music. It allows people to sing and interpret their favorite songs while uninterrupted by the original singer. Karaoke has obtained global popularity, with particular success in the United States and Asia. Although original sing-along technology was born in California, the first sing-along machines were created and popularized in Japan during the 1970s. The original machines charged a small fee to play a recorded version of a song that could be sung into an attached microphone by a performer. They quickly became a popular form of entertainment at parties and restaurants throughout Japan, where music and singing had long been a traditional accompaniment to festivities. The popularity of this form of entertainment quickly spread throughout Asia and America, leading to the creation of karaoke bars and lounges. These places allowed a hopeful singer to perform for a crowd, using high quality sound systems to make performers into true musical entertainment for the establishment. Those who havevisited a karaoke bar or lounge will note that this is a mixed bag; while some amateur performers may shock you with unsuspected talent, more often the combination of alcohol and boldness will result in horrifically off-key renditions. If you choose to visit such a bar, go with a sense of humor, and possibly earplugs for extreme situations. Modern machines use a variety of technology to improve the experience for performers and the audience. Many will include a display screen to project lyrics for the singer and the crowd to follow along. Some include video displays to make the experience more like a music video. In hopes of helping less talented performers, some modern professional machines include a pitch-modifier, which allows the singer to put the music into an appropriate range. The next generation of karaoke performance has spread to video gaming consoles. In 1985, the first sing-along video game was released for the Nintendo Famicon system. Nintendo’s Playstation 2 debuted Karaoke Revolution in 2003, judging and awarding points to performers based on matched pitch, rhythm and degree of difficulty. With games like Rock Star and Guitar Hero, hopeful performers are allowed to not only sing, but also play the instruments used in songs. To many in the 1980s and 1990s, karaoke seemed a fad that wouldquietly vanish. Yet the original idea capitalized on a common fantasy: being a rock star! Joining in karaoke allows anyone to live out their muffled dreams of rocking out like Axl Rose, capturing a room with a sultry glance like Fiona Apple, or sending your ex a clear message with a full-out rendition of Aretha Franklin’s “Respect.” The advent of advanced technology for the public performance arena, and the wildly successful video game takes on the concept, it seems clear the fad will continue to treat or horrify music-loving patrons for a long time to come. WHAT IS HUSTLE ? The hustle refers to several types of dance forms emerging during the disco era. Most are familiar with the song Hustle recorded in 1975 by Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony. This song greatly increased the line dance form of the hustle, and it was performed in discotheques throughout the US and Europe. It was based on a line dance popular among young Latin Americans on the US East Coast. You still may be expected to dance it at disco revival parties. It’s not terribly difficult to learn and can usually be mastered in an evening. The other hustle refers to a partner dance, that you’re now most likely to see performed by American ballroom dancers, or you can learn it at ballroom dancing lessons in most of the US. You’ll also see this partner dance performed on shows like the Fox Network’s So You Think You Can Dance. Doriana Sanchez, who has a background in Latin ballroom dance, and has choreographed for several popular performing artists like Cher, does most choreographed hustles for Fox’s show. As a couple dance, the hustle is a smooth blend of mambo and swing, danced in what is called a slot. This means, instead of covering a lot of territory like the quickstep, you tend to move in only a small amount of the dance floor, unless the dance has been deliberately choreographed with tricks that create greater movement. The “slot” type of dancing was very well suited to crowded discotheque floors. The simplest moves of the dance are similar to mambo in terms of counting. The foot moves first on the beat between beats one and two, or on beat two. The basic movements are thus danced on beats 2,3 and 4 of a 4/4 measure, rather than being danced on 1,2,3,4. This can be a little confusing to beginning dancers and may take a bit of time to master. The partner dance incorporates turns, flips, lifts, side outs, where the male partner brings his partner to the side of him, usually through a turn. There are complicated arm movements, where the couples arms are entwined or over their heads. Though disco is likely to be considered as less serious dancing, the complication of the advanced forms of hustle proves otherwise. It can be a beautiful partner dance, with dazzling tricks and complicated foot and handwork. The mambo inspires the movement of the feet, and the hips, which are well engaged during the dance. The tricks primarily rely on swing dance moves. If you’re familiar with swing, the hustle is an easy transition. You may not get all the tricks and spins of the hustle if you’re a beginning dancer, but you’ll probably get the basic steps down after a few lessons. For inspiration, take a look at the film Saturday Night Fever. You’ll see both partner and line dance versions in the film, but it does have a well-deserved R rating. Parents might want to merely show the dance scenes to younger children and teens. WHAT IS SOUL MUSIC? Soul music is a popular style of music created by African American musicians that first gained a following during the 1950s. At that time, musicians like Ray Charles and James Brown blended familiar gospel singing with rhythm and blues to produce the first soul music sounds. Some found this early music almost sacrilegious, as depicted in the biopic film Ray. To take gospel, one of the great African American contributions to Christianity, and use the singing style to talk about love, women, and good times, seemed to some a trifle risky. Yet these early soul music stylings proved immensely popular. The familiar music of gospel that spoke to the soul was blended with early rock and roll and rhythm and blues. A number of record companies quickly jumped on the bandwagon of producing the increasingly popular soul music, and some companies were founded on their production of this musical form. While mainstream labels like Atlantic Records quickly signed soul music artist Solomon Burke, new companies like Stax Records and Goldwax Records helped the popularity of soul along by recording artists like Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, and James Carr. By the 1970s, soul music had changed forms to incorporate more message-based music and also some of the stylings of psychedelic rock. One of the standout albums of this time period is Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On, which thematically deals with continued strife between races in America and the onset of the Vietnam war. Soul music also jumped to funk and disco styles. While singing styles remained similar, the more syncopated danceable beats of disco and funk left an indelible mark on soul. The Commodores and Earth, Wind and Fire were two extremely popular bands of the disco movement, bringing soul music to the forefront of public attention and creating many mainstream hits. White singers also began to capitalize on the popular soul style, and their music, often called blue-eyed soul," was appreciated. Of these bands, perhaps the best known is Hall & Oates, who became later better known for their 1980s New Wave hits like “Private Eyes.” Many 1970-1980s bands were influenced by soul music and included full horn sections in their band ensembles. A band like Chicago could not exist without soul music influence. Soul music continues to exist in numerous forms, and old soul songs may be incorporated into hip-hop music or rap. Vocal tracks by hip-hop artists like Mary J. Blige continue to combine gospel singing roots with contemporary music. Since soul music continues to be a dominant singing form, it may be broken down into several soul music genres. Detroit Soul, Deep Soul and Memphis Soul all emerged in the 1960s. Artists in these early forms include Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Otis Redding and Rufus Thomas. Philadelphia Soul is also an early form, usually incorporating large orchestra parts and performed by singers like Patti LaBelle.Psychedelic Soul leaned heavily on late 1960s psychedelic rock and funk with soul vocals and was performed by bands like Sly & The Family Stone, and The Fifth Dimension. New soul music of the 1990s and onward is often called neo-soul. While gospel singing roots arestrongly in evidence, this music tends to have modern rhythmic expressions, such as those found in hip-hop. Neo-soul artists include India Arie, Alicia Keyes, Babyface, and Joss Stone. WHAT IS FREESTYLE? Freestyle dancing can apply to numerous dance types and can be defined as any style of dance where the moves are not thought out ahead and where no choreography of the moves occurs before the dance begins. It is literally thinking on your feet in this sense, and freestyle dancing can exist in almost all dance forms. As freestyle implies, the dancer is free to make it up as he or she goes, though if you are dancing a waltz, you generally don’t freestyle into a different dance form like the tango. Even though freestyle dancing implies freedom, most dancers are still going to keep themselves within a particular style of dancing. A hip hop dancer who freestyles uses recognizable hip hop moves, and perhaps a few he or she has made up. This can make issues confusing since many people always refer to both hip hop and funk dancing as freestyle dancing. This is actually inaccurate. Many hip hop dances are elaborately choreographed, especially when they are performed in groups, and as is often the case, performed at concerts with recording artists like Britney Spears. Moves have to be choreographed, since a uniform feel to the dance allows the performer to also dance at moments in concert with her backup dancers. Hip hop or any other dancing becomes freestyle dancing in less formal settings. A high school dance is a good example. Students may take turns showcasing their hip hop moves, or dancing together in the style of hip hop, without predetermining the moves. Street dancers may also either choreograph moves or go with the flow in freestyle dancing. Usually, dancers may plan to include some moves, and then fill the dance with other appropriate and impressive moves. This way, their work represents part freestyle dancing and part choreography. In ballroom dancing of all types, learning basic moves means you can do freestyle dancing to any music, as long as you could either lead or follow a partner. Good communication between partners performing freestyle dancing is vital. In other cases, the wrong move or idea can mess up a dance quite easily. In the 1970s, partner dancing became more freeform, and this may also be referred to as freestyle dancing. Simply moving to the music and “grooving,” replaced most partner dances. This had some advantages. Women didn’t necessarily need a partner to dance and could dance together,though many still danced with a man. Freestyle dancing that evolved from the disco era has undergone many changes. Ability to perform it depends upon a person’s sense of rhythm, and knowledge of current dance moves. There are, for example, many tapes, which teach freestyle dancing in the form of modern hip hop moves, and as music and dance styles change, freestyle, non-partner dancing continues to evolve. -------------------------------------- WHAT IS HIP-HOP ? Hip-hop is a cultural movement, best known for its impact on music in the form of the musical genre of the same name. It has its origins in the Bronx, in New York City, during the 1970s, mostly among African Americans, with some influence from the Latin American population of the area as well. The culture of hip-hop has gone from being a relatively underground style to being a major style throughout the world, and it has been commercialized and popularized, especially in the United States. The four traditional pillars of hip-hop are: DJing, rapping, breakdancing, and graffiti art. Five additional pillars are sometimes added: hip-hop fashion, beatboxing, hip-hop slang, street knowledge, and street entrepreneurship.Hip-hop music incorporates a number of iconic elements, most notably DJing and rapping, along with things like beatboxing, sampling, and juggling beats on turntables. In early hip-hop music, DJs would loop portions of songs, highlighting the interest percussive patterns found in them, to create their own new, emergent beats. These beats were eventually coupled with a rhyming, chanting style of singing, referred to as rapping. Beatboxing was a hip-hop movement that broke from the machine-oriented DJs, replicating their sounds and breaks with the human vocal apparatus. Early drum machines were referred to as beatboxes, and early beatboxing simply replicated these drum sounds. Later, beatboxing became a much more complex art form, with the human vocal system mimicking even the most complex of instruments, and often even layering beats over one another by using a form of overtone singing. Some later beatboxers, notably Rahzel of the Roots, even sing while beatboxing.Along with the musical scene of hip-hop, the culture also originated its own form of dancing, called breakdancing. It began in the South Bronx, along with the music of hip-hop, and is sometimes called Bboying. Breakdancing involves a frenetic, but incredibly controlled, style of dancing that highlights strength and dynamic movement of the body, matching the precise beats laid out by DJs or beatboxers. Often breakdancing is done in a battle format, with various competitors facing off by showing their skills and trying to one-up each other.Graffiti art became an important cornerstone of the hip-hop scene, as well, helping to incorporate elements of the culture in a visually-stimulating way. Although graffiti had existed since time immemorial, and was widely spread in the United States among activists and gangs during the 1960s, hip-hop culture took hold of it and redefined it to create a visually distinctive style, most notably the bubble letters and wildstyle of writing now associated with the form. Graffiti art is in many ways viewed as the visual manifestation of hip-hop, in the same way breakdancing can be viewed as its physical manifestation. In the past decade, hip-hop has become ever more commercialized, while at the same time battling to keep its free and independent spirit. While mainstream ad campaigns appropriate aspects of hip-hop, major rappers become multi-millionaires, and aspects of hip-hop slang trickle down into a society unaware of their origins, a constant revitalization occurs at the grassroots level. The exporting of the hip-hop scene around the world has led to a new global hip-hop, incorporating traditional musical arrangements and native languages into the hip-hop forms. At the same time, hip-hop in the United States continues to innovate at the street level, constantly rejecting and challenging a consumer culture that more and more accepts it. WHAT IS ELECTRO MUSIC? Electro music, also called electro funk, is essentially electronic music that fits into the hip hop genre. This type of music is characterized by electronic sounds as well as the deadpan delivery of any included vocals. When vocals are included, they are made to sound very mechanical. Often, this effect is produced using a vocoder or another type of instrument capable of creating appealing electronic distortion. Speech synthesis is also used in this type of music, creating robotic-sounding lyrics. Electro music is typically defined, though there are some exceptions, by the use of drum machines. In this type of music, drums are used to provide rhythmic base. The rhythmic patterns produced are frequently similar to breakbeats and incorporate syncopated kick drums. Snares and claps are often used as well, accenting downbeats. This type of music is produced using synthesizers, computers, signal processors, and flutes. It is worth noting that virtually anything capable of producing sound can be used in making electro music, including traditional orchestras. Many listeners are most familiar with electro music that has a very quick tempo. However, this music doesn't always fit into that category. Electro music can be fast, upbeat, slow, rhythmic, slow or even spacey. Many fit this type of music into one category. However, it is important to note that electro music can cross many different genres.One of the first records in this genre was Planet Rock by Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic force. Released in 1982, it is credited not only with being he first electro funk song, but it is also recognized as one of the most music-changing rap songs. It wasn't a mega-hit in North America and the United Kingdom. However, it is said to have greatly influenced dance music and hip hop. Electro music was most popular in the early 1980s. By most accounts, these were the days of its musical reign. However, it did see a comeback in the late 1990s via Mr. Velcro Fastener, DMX Krew, and Dave Clarke as well as others. A new type of electro music is growing in popularity in places like Finland and Sweden. This music has been branded Scandinavian Funk or Skweee. However, the popularity of this type of music hasn't spread to other countries so far. How do I Become a Singer? There is no single career path to follow if you want to become a singer. Some naturally gifted performers such as Stevie Wonder or Charlotte Church have become professional singers before they even reached adolescence. Others have enrolled in college music courses and earned their degrees in musical theater or vocal performance. There are also those who become professional singers by joining a local pick-up band and learning how to improve their repertoire and vocal ability on the job. One common way to become a singer is to start early with musical training. This could mean participating in a school or church choir at a young age, then supplementing your musical education with privatvoice lessons or music theory classes. Many well-known professional singers credit their success to their first music teachers or others who gave them the opportunity to express themselves at a young age. Singing in a choir can also boost a singer's confidence level and allow him or her the opportunity to perform solos in front of large audiences.Some would-be singers assume that success in the music industry depends more on image and professional connections rather than actual talent, but that is a false assumption in most cases. A trained vocalist learns how to produce notes at a specific pitch and also how to interpret a song. This is something that must be taught or developed over time, since a professional singer may be asked to perform unfamiliar music from sheet music or a recorded demo.In order to become a singer, it is also important to learn the proper techniques for protecting your voice. A singer could have a very short career if he or she severely damages a vocal cord or develops nodules known as vocal polyps. Even rock singers who sound as if they were shouting their vocals at top volume, such as Axl Rose or Robert Plant, have learned how to deliver powerful vocals without damaging their voices. If you want to become a singer in a touring band, it is important to receive training on how to project your voice safely. Many singers get their first professional jobs or gigs through personal auditions. Entertainment-oriented trade papers and local music stores may allow professional bands and producers to advertise such auditions, so a singer-in-training should become familiar with these outlets. A band may ask auditioning singers to perform a familiar songwith karaoke back-up or acapella. A band or music producer could be looking for a number of qualities, from familiarity with the music genre to a certain image which meshes well with the current band members. While an untrained singer may have the innate talent to performprofessionally, the best way to find yourself on the stage at Carnegie Hall is to study music in a conservatory for several years and then attend auditions for local opera companies or semi-professional choirs until you have built up a suitable repertoire for consideration by a world-class professional choir or opera company or Broadway theatrical production. Becoming a professional singer can means years of rehearsal and personal sacrifice, but it can also lead to a long and lucrative career as a musical entertainer.