Difference between House music and electro(nic) music?

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  • 8 years ago
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    Early house music was generally dance-based music characterized by repetitive 4/4 beats, rhythms mainly provided by drum machines, off-beat hi-hat cymbals, and synthesized basslines. While house displayed several characteristics similar to disco music, it was more electronic and minimalistic, and the repetitive rhythm of house was more important than the song itself. House music today, while keeping several of these core elements, notably the prominent kick drum on every beat, varies a lot in style and influence, ranging from the soulful and atmospheric deep house to the more minimalistic microhouse. House music has also fused with several other genres creating fusion subgenres, such as Euro house, tech house, and electro house.


    Source(s): Electronic dance music (sometimes referred to as EDM, club music, or simply as dance music) is electronic music produced primarily for the purposes of use within a nightclub setting, or in an environment that is centered in dance-based entertainment. The music is largely created for use by disc jockeys and is produced with the intention of it being heard in the context of a continuous DJ set; wherein the DJ progresses from one record to the next via a synchronized segue or "mix". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_dance_musi...
  • 8 years ago

    House music is a form of Electronic music that came from the 80's, it sounded a lot like Disco then, but now it produces more genres than rabbits make little bunnies. Also keep in mind that Electro is not the same as Electronic. I don't know a whole lot about it, but it is basically the electronic version of funk. It has a very retro-futuristic sound to it though, take Cybotron - Clear for an example of Electro. A classic Electro song, the creator of the tune also spawned Techno (which is also only a type of Electronic music). Techno also came after House (think of it as it's child), people then I heard called Techno "The House of Detroit" from what I know. Here is a better definition for House and Techno.

    House: House is generally at a stedy tempo with the four-on-the-floor kick drum with a clap and/or snare on the 2nd and 4th beat, it will also have some hi hats or other percussion (like shakers, cowbells, and claves) to fill up the spaces. House also has a sultry and lounge mood to it, it is very danceble too. Another thing about House (also Techno) is that it uses a lot of drum machines instead of acoustic drums (the TR-808, TR-909, and TR-606 are perfect examples).

    Techno: Unlike House, Techno is a bit grittier sounding and also very mechanical too, sounds less human. It will have lots of Acid bass lines, a fast and sometimes slower tempo, but one thing that it has in common with House is the drum beat.

    Here are some good House tracks and a Techno documentary.


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    Techno songs:


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    Here is the Techno documentary


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    Acid Bass: The term "acid" is used to describe a sound that can be made from using the TB-303, a bass line syntheziser manufactured by Roland. Here is another documentary, but it's about the 303.


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    Here is a guy on YouTube demonstrating the sound of it too.


    TR-606/808/909: These drum machines are made by Roland. The thing about these drum machines is that they have a very distinctive sound, mostly the 808's cowbell. When you hear that cowbell, you know that it is from the 808. Here are links to the three drum machines I listed, the site also gives some audio examples.




    Source(s): I love Electronic music.
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    4 years ago

    I'm now not sure however i'm now not making a customary Definition for Electronica however I continually idea songs with electric Guitars had been referred to as Electronica, I don't know might be i am very incorrect, i am just questioning due to the electronic results used in many exclusive Genres , somebody teach Me what's up ?

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    House IS electronic music.

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