*Trance Crew* What is the difference between trance/techno/house etc.?

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  1. jkiley07

    jkiley07 New Member

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    So I've recently expanded my taste into music and got myself into listening to trance (such as Armin Van Buuren, Marcel Woods, Paul Oakenfold), but I don't know exactly what makes a song trance or techno or house or whatever. So what is the difference? :confused:
     
  2. ImApirateARRR

    ImApirateARRR New Member

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    google ikshur's guide to electronic music
     
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    yeah that's all you really need
     
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    k sweet thanks
     
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    BiscuitsNgroovy OT Supporter

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    Ishkur's guide will tell you everything you need to know, but heres a general guide if you want/care,

    Trance has the synth as it's lead, usually going into long elaborate breakdowns with a very minimal baseline. Bpm is generally faster then house, anywhere from 130-150ish

    House is lead by the bassline so it sounds "groovier" it is slower then trance, generally 120-135 bpmish

    Techno is the hardest to explain because everyone assumes all electronic dance music is "techno." Techno is incredibly repetitive and generally pretty minimal. It sounds a lot more mechanical if that makes any sense.

    Then there are combinations of everything. Its pretty difficult to pigeonhole most songs now into one genre. Progressive / Progressive House is a mix between trance and House, Tech house is a mix between techno and house.
     
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    Gek Go for broke

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    the sub genre's are makes it all crazy i still have some difficulties differing deep/funk/soul/electro/hard/...etc house. =P

    but in the end I <3 house music.
     
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    gotta love happy hardcore :rofl:
     
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    Scooter ftw :hsugh:
     
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    RedVsBlue Penguins > *

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    hey, i played happy hardcore for a few years. Raver chicks were awesome.

    Now i stick with electro breaks and a little D&B with some mixed up house thrown in. Alot easier to dance to when you aren't moving at 170bpm
     
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    I started spinning about 10 years ago with Hard Dance, NRG.... Now I've gotten more into Trance between 135-145bpm... anything really more is getting more into that "hard" catigory. Lots of little aspects in between to like the crash after a build up, if it just drops its hard but if theres like a crash then like a 4 count.. then its something else.. its weird.
     

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