Techno VS. House: 7 Tips For Those Who Can’t Tell The Difference



For those of us in the know, the difference between Techno music and House music is obvious. An avid fan can tell you one Techno melody from a House beat, but for those of us who are not as familiar with the differences between the two, we’d like to know! Here are 7 tips to help the less informed music connoisseur define the line between these two similar music genres.

1. The Drum Beat

House music features a kick drum on every beat, whereas Techno music features a bass drum on every beat. There’s a subtle background beat that is played by a snare or clap drum on the second and forth beats, then an open hi-hat cymbal clang on every sixteenth beat in typical Techno music rhythms.

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