If ever a style of music defined a decade, it was disco and the 1970s. Artists like the Bee Gees, ABBA, Earth Wind & Fire, and Donna Summer were on constant rotation at radio stations. The happy, feel-good music was an escape from the increasing problems facing the world. James King’s 1970s disco style-piece captures all the dance floor excitement, with a “four-on-the-floor” left hand; thick, rich chords; a key change; and a catchy earworm of a hook in the chorus with a melody in octaves that everyone will be humming after a performance! This piece is dyn-o-mite!
Key: G Major/A Major
Mood: happy, energetic.
Pedagogy: octaves, accents, syncopation, 1st & second endings.