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GCSE Music (AoS3: Dance Music) Quiz on Waltzes, created by Rosa Brookes on 15/11/2013.
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area of study 3 - dance music
aos3: dance music
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Give one musical characteristic of a Waltz.
"um cha cha" chords
slow harmonic rhythm
accent on 1st beat
Is which period of musical history was this piece written?
Where might this music be performed?
Royal Albert Hall
Waltzes could also be played on the piano in parlours at home as 'music' rather than to be danced to. Chopin composed many piano waltzes. 'True' or 'False'?
Which city is most associated with waltzes?
Which century did the waltz become most popular?
late 19th century
Name two composers associated with waltzes.
Describe three common features of waltzes
oom cha cha chords
accent on first beat of bar
Why did some dances have an introduction in 4/4 time?
to allow the dancers time to meet on the dance floor
because the orchestra were playing out of time
what does the waltz look like?
three step sequence - step forward or backward, a step to the side, and the step to close the feet together. These steps are repeated over and over, and the couples rotate around the dance floor.
graceful and elegant feel
tiptoe - small rises on the toes on the first step, then fall back on heels at the end of the third step.
Does the dance typically have a fast tempo?
Fast tempo - 70 bars per minute
Slow tempo - 10 bars per minute
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