List of electronic music genres

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This is a list of electronic music genres, consisting of genres of electronic music, primarily created with electronic musical instruments or electronic music technology. List of electronic music genres_sentence_0

A distinction has been made between sound produced using electromechanical means and that produced using electronic technology. List of electronic music genres_sentence_1

Examples of electromechanical sound producing devices include the telharmonium, Hammond organ, electric piano, and the electric guitar. List of electronic music genres_sentence_2

Purely electronic sound production can be achieved using devices such as the theremin, sound synthesizer, and computer. List of electronic music genres_sentence_3

Genre, however, is not always dependent on instrumentation. List of electronic music genres_sentence_4

In its early development, electronic music was associated almost exclusively with Western art music, but from the late 1960s, the availability of affordable music technology—particularly of synthesizers—meant that music produced using electronic means became increasingly common in the popular domains of rock and pop music and classical music, resulting in major electronically based subgenres. List of electronic music genres_sentence_5

After the definition of MIDI in 1982 and the development of digital audio, the creation of purely electronic sounds and their manipulation became much simpler. List of electronic music genres_sentence_6

As a result, synthesizers came to dominate the pop music of the early 1980s. List of electronic music genres_sentence_7

In the late 1980s, electronic dance music (EDM) records made using only electronic instruments became increasingly popular, resulting in a proliferation of electronic genres, subgenres, and scenes. List of electronic music genres_sentence_8

In the new millennium, as computer technology became even more accessible and music software advanced, interacting with music production technology made it possible to create music that has some similarities and some differences to traditional musical performance practices, leading to further developments and rapidly evolving subgenres. List of electronic music genres_sentence_9

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  • Disco editsList of electronic music genres_item_0_0
  • NightcoreList of electronic music genres_item_0_1
  • Tecno bregaList of electronic music genres_item_0_2

See also List of electronic music genres_section_2

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