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The Elements of Music: Genres (Electronic Dance Music, EDM)

Updated: Feb 25, 2023

Electronic Dance Music (EDM) is a genre of music that originated in the 1980s and is characterized by its use of electronic instruments, such as synthesizers and drum machines, to create danceable and upbeat music. It often features a repetitive beat and bassline, and can include elements from various genres such as house, techno, trance, and dubstep. EDM music is often associated with dance and club culture, and is designed to be played in settings such as nightclubs, festivals, and raves. It has become increasingly popular in recent years, and has produced numerous iconic artists and songs that have had a significant impact on popular culture. Today, EDM music continues to evolve and is a dominant force in the music industry, with a growing global audience and fanbase.

Music Lesson Plans: Genres (EDM)


LP 'Genre-Electronic Dance Music (EDM)' (NCCAS_PYP_MYP) PDF
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Presentation: Genres (EDM)

Musical Genres-Electronic Dance Music (EDM) PDF
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