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

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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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