In this Ableton Live course, legendary producer Olav Basoski demystifies several dance music genres from House to Trance. See how they're similar and what makes them unique, in this 28-tutorial dance music exposé.
What is House Music and how does it differ from Deep House?
What determines whether a track is EDM Standard or Hard Style?
What type of techniques are used to create Techno and Trance?
All these questions and more, are answered in this Dance Music Styles Demystified course by dance music producer and educator, Olav Basoski. You learn how different genres have different kinds of beat constructions, melodic shapes, bass lines, musical parts and breakdowns. He explains the “little” but very important subtle things that give each dance music style its very own, unique sound.
So if you’ve been wondering what dance music styles are all about, sit back a learn some of the answers from one of the best dance music educators on the planet. Then, take what you’ve learned to break away from the EDM past, and surge into the future by creating your very own dance music genre!
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Rucaneando wrote on June 27, 2018
Great course! It is an excellent way to understand the evolution of electronic music and its genres. Wonderful examples designed by Olav!
LXOR wrote on September 16, 2016
This is a nice little overview of some electronic music styles. Its not too long, and not too in depth.
CvG wrote on June 21, 2016
Great course, in fact: all Olav's courses are great!
David Senn wrote on February 3, 2016
Really good information and relaxed style I loved it. Wish he did one on R&b as well
Chaeya wrote on December 8, 2015
I found this course to be an accurate description of the different styles of dance music. It was nice to see them broken down and all of the details explained with a little history thrown in.
Trond D wrote on December 3, 2015
Olav flies through dance music styled and mark out their differences and similarities. All with nice musical examples.
derfrosch wrote on November 15, 2015
This really is a nice and interesting overview about some of the most popular dance music styles.
I learned a lot about the typical elements and structures of these styles and as well also some interesting things about their history.
Personally I missed one specific style: Drum & Bass.
Anyway: thanks a lot for this very interesting course.
n4Sphere wrote on November 13, 2015
I really like his tutorials. This time he gives also a small historical overview of the different music genres. Actually the trance and edm tracks are really sounding cool. He really tries to concentrate on the main differences and necessary elements in a track. Thumbs up want more :)
Pecchan wrote on October 27, 2015
This is a fun little course, perfect to watch between long 4-hour marathons. It's more like a short documentary quickly illustrating various styles of dance music. Basoski deeply understands the aesthetics of various genres and gets his points across in an informative, yet entertaining way - being the veteran MPV trainer that he is.
Jan Due wrote on October 23, 2015
Very inspiring! You worked on 5 genres I think. I would just pick the best from each, and then mix it and make music.