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What's the difference between house and techno?

I would answer this in two ways: HISTORICALLY, "house" and "techno" are two regional variations of post-disco club music that grew up more or less simultaneously. House music is associated with ...
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What defines rock music as a genre?

Which patterns, instruments, characteristics (or whatever) does a song need to have to be considered rock? Era: Given that 'Rock' evolved (and encompasses) 'Rock n Roll', one defining aspect of ...
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Why is the word "blue" so commonly used everywhere in Jazz: from lyrics, song titles, to record label names?

The blue note refers to a particular type of note: In jazz and blues, a blue note (also "worried" note1) is a note that—for expressive purposes—is sung or played at a slightly different pitch than ...
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What's the difference between Bluegrass and Country?

Bluegrass is a sub-genre of Country Music with characteristics that differentiate it from mainstream Country: The instrumentation is purely 'string band' based: Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle and ...
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What defines rock music as a genre?

Theodore Gracyk (Rhythm and Noise, Duke UP, 1996) makes the interesting claim that what separates "rock" from jazz, blues, soul and other kinds of rhythm & blues (including 1950s rock 'n' roll) is ...
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What is the difference between Cool Jazz and Bebop?

Bebop has frequent chord changes, many notes in the melody, and brisk tempos. Cool has less frequent chord changes, sparse melody, and moderate tempos.
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How is song qualified for being categorized as Sufi?

From Wikipedia: Sufi music is the devotional music of the Sufis, inspired by the works of Sufi poets, like Rumi, Hafiz, Bulleh Shah, Amir Khusrow and Khwaja Ghulam Farid. What is Sufi Music: ...
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What's the difference between house and techno?

House - very melodic music influenced by 80s disco and electro; house has simple beats and real voices house examples here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki6wWg2o8uQ Techno - very percussive, ...
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What is the difference between Cool Jazz and Bebop?

See the "Overview" section of Wikipedia's "Cool jazz" article. Quoted here: Broadly, "cool" refers to a number of post-war jazz styles employing a more subdued approach ...
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What's the difference between house and techno?

House has its stylistic origins in Chicago. In Chicago, the black community heavily use gospel and blues as just the vernacular frame for their music. The dances there is the jack and the juke. ...
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What's the difference between house and techno?

Adding to Robert's fantastic answer above, the name House music comes from the night club in Chicago where the sound really caught on - a night club called Warehouse and a DJ named Frankie Knuckles ...
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What's the difference between house and techno?

answer is so simple. house music contains Claps on the second beat in the measure, where in Techno, claps are non existent and the snare is very rarely put on the second beat in the measure.
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What's the difference between house and techno?

OK, in short, and cutting a lot of corners: House is the EDM version of "black" music (soul, funk, jazz), and Techno is the EDM version of "white" music (rock). House usually has a "swing" feel to it (...
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Genre of two songs

I got the same results as you when I googled Love Yourself Justin Bieber genre and Dancing On My Own Calum Scott genre, which is where I'm going to assume you got those songs' genres from. However, ...
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What is the genre of the Ievan Polkka?

The melody the song uses is often found as "The Finnish Polka". It can be classified as "Scandinavian Folk" or "Nordic Folk". The tune itself has also been adopted by some Celtic musicians, so you ...
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What genre is this soundtrack from *Commedia Sexy*? Are there any similar tracks (bending clarinet jazz swing)?

The song is a pastiche of early jazz styles, and is perhaps most influenced by the pre-swing early jazz sound called "Dixieland" or "Hot Jazz." Originating in the African-American dance bands of New ...
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What genre is this soundtrack from *Commedia Sexy*? Are there any similar tracks (bending clarinet jazz swing)?

It's a sort of pseudo 1930's type swing. Some of it sounds similar to recordings that Benny Goodman made around that time. If you like this, you should listen to any of his recordings (nearly all of ...
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Why is "Time Was" by Wishbone Ash considered progressive rock?

See the wikipedia entry for prog. Folk elements, or blending of influences, and complicated arrangements are also part of the prog thing. The twelve-string intro, CSNY-type harmonies....then a more ...
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Why is Heilung so related to metal?

Genres are not enough to describe music completely. That's why we need sub-genres going deeper and deeper depending on many different characteristics the sound has. Sub-genres define more specific ...
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Genre of "Bourbon Street" (Tuohy), "Save My Soul" (Big Bad Voodoo Daddy), more

These songs are all modern variations on the early jazz styles that came out of New Orleans in the 1920s and 30s. The vocal style is "jazz singing" or "vocal jazz". Billie Holiday is usually ...
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What makes music good to study by?

There is a well established link between musical and mathematical aptitude. Anecdotally, I've also found that a surprisingly high percentage of programmers are professional or amateur musicians. ...
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What does characterize "dirty" folk?

"Dirty folk" does not seem to be a term in wide or common use. The "dirty blues", however, is an old and well-established subgenre of the blues. It is called "dirty" because it has "dirty" words and/...
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House, Garage, UK Garage, Speed Garage: What's the difference?

Here I'll answer according to my experience and from various reference. House What you mean House is basically Classic House,Chicago House or Jackin House, It's kind of father of all four on the floor ...
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What are the defining characteristics of dubstep as an electronic music genre?

with a clap or snare usually inserted every third beat in a bar [...] But that also applies to a huge portion of electronic music This doesn't apply to a huge portion of electronic music. Most ...
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International Super Star Soccer 64 Main Theme Genre

It's videogame music. Specifically, it is videogame music for the N64, from Japan. The music isn't part of any other genre as its sole purpose is to amuse and therefore takes several elements at ...
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Why is Heilung so related to metal?

I think their music is best described as "Folk for Metal fans" (at least to me it sounds more like metal than folk). That would explain why they seem to be aiming at that market segment. There are ...
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What is the genre of the Ievan Polkka?

The Levan Polkka can be classified into several categories. Firstly, it is a Polka. Secondly, it can be categorised as a capella. The problem is that there is not many polkas that are performed a ...
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Peppertones "Salary" - Harmonic syncopation in swing rhythm

This is 70's jazz-funk pop. Syncopated harmonies in general are characteristic of jazz, and the harmonic anticipations for emphasis are often used in funk. I'm not positive any of these following ...
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Why is Heilung so related to metal?

It's simply not correct to say that folk has no connection to heavy metal. Heavy metal pioneers Led Zeppelin were very much into European folk music and mythology, and there's an entire genre called "...
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What are the inefficiencies of Spotify?

well, the answer is not simple and it lays on many layers but let me try to simplify. Spotify song features The mood factor as simple as you mentioned in a song. if we go as deep as signal ...
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