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Music for Dance

AQA Music GCSE resources: 2. Music for dance
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Introduction

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Music for dance (Area of study 2, AQA)

  • SoundJunction's Music and dance section is the central resource for dance music on the site.

 

Western classical music

 

Latin America

  • Find out about the tango and listen to its different types.

 

Africa

 

Club and pop dance music

 

Make your own dance music

  • Make your own dance music with samples from drum 'n' bass MC Cleveland Watkiss, pop producer C Swing, or club outfit X-Press 2, using SoundJunction's online composer tool.

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Find out about dance music and music for dance through the ages and around the world

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Make or remix your own music with the free online Composer software

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People dancing

Listen to the difference between music for dancing and music about dancing...

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Dancing the minuet

Dances are often arranged in groups called suites. Find out more about what these sets of dances contain

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Minuet dances in the court of Louis XIV

Listen to some examples of this elegant and stately dance...

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Tango dances and a bandoneon player

Discover where the tango originally came from and how it has influenced composers all over the world

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The waltz

The waltz is probably the most popular type of dance music.

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For some, dancing is a way of representing rhythm with the body. Find out how dance, rhythm and repetition is important to African improvisation.

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Find out about Cleveland Watkiss' Origin Mix

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