How Classical and Techno Music Can Be Combined

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A lot of people think that classical and techno music are two genres that can’t be combined. However, with a little creativity, you can create some great sounding music by blending the two genres together.


Techno music and classical music may seem like two completely different genres, but they can actually be combined quite easily. Techno is all about the beats and the bass, while classical music is all about the melodies and the harmonies. By combining these two genres, you can create a unique sound that is both melodic and danceable.

The Different Types of Electronic Dance Music

Classical music and techno music might seem like two completely different genres, but they can actually be combined quite easily. All you need is a good understanding of the different types of electronic dance music. In this article, we’ll be discussing the different types of EDM and how they can be combined with classical music.


Techno is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in the late 1980s. The genre is characterized by a repetitive 4/4 beat, often accompanied by synthesizers and samples. Techno music was pioneered by artists such as Detroit’s Derrick May and Juan Atkins.


House music is a genre of electronic music that originated in the Chicago area in the mid-1980s. House is a style of popular music that was developed by African American and Latino DJs. The name “house” comes from a combination of the Warehouse club in Chicago, where DJ Frankie Knuckles often played, and the concept of house music as a form of party music. House music is characterized by a consistent four-on-the-floor beat, a moderate tempo, and simple melodies. House music is often used as the soundtrack for clubs, parties, and raves.

Drum and Bass

Drums and bass are the foundation of most electronic dance music, but the arrangements and production can vary widely. Drum and bass can be broken down into subgenres like half-time, neurofunk, techstep, jump up, and more.


Trance is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in the early 1990s in Germany. It is characterized by a tempo of between 125 and 150 BPM, repeating melodic phrases, and a musical form that progressively builds toward a climax. Trance music is often layered with other types of EDM, such as house and techno, to create a more hypnotic and club-friendly sound.

The Different Types of Classical Music

There are four different types of classical music which are symphonic, chamber, opera, and piano. All four of these types can be combined with techno music to create a new sound. Techno music is often thought of as being one dimensional, but by combining it with classical music, you can create a new sound that is more interesting and complex.


Baroque music is a style of Western art music composed from approximately 1600 to 1750. This era followed the Renaissance and was followed in turn by the Classical era. The word “baroque” comes from the Portuguese word barroco, meaning “misshapen pearl”. Major composers of the Baroque era include Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frideric Handel, Heinrich Schütz and Claudio Monteverdi. The term “Baroque” also applies to some architectural styles; it is sometimes used to refer to architecture, painting, sculpture and ornamentation that is especially elaborate or have similar themes.


Most people think of classical music as calm and relaxing. It is often used as background music because it is not too distracting. Classical music is usually played by a symphony orchestra. It is characterized by its use of Symphonic Form. This means that the music has three parts: an introduction, a main section, and a conclusion. The composer will often use different instruments to play each part.

Classical music dates back to the 1700s. The most famous classical composers are Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Johann Sebastian Bach. They wrote some of the most famous pieces of classical music, such as Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.


Classical music can be broadly divided into four periods: the Baroque, which lasted from about 1600 to 1750; the Classical, which lasted from about 1750 to 1820; the Romantic, which lasted from about 1820 to 1900; and the Modern, which began around 1900. Although there was a considerable overlap between these four periods, each had its own distinctive style and characteristics.

The Romantic period was one of the most exciting and imaginative eras in all of classical music. It was a time when composers began to experiment with new musical ideas and break away from the stricter rules of earlier periods. This resulted in some of the most beautiful and emotionally powerful music ever written.

Some of the most famous composers of the Romantic period include Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Frederic Chopin, Johannes Brahms, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Their works are still popular today and continue to be performed and recorded by leading orchestras and soloists all over the world.


With the popularity of digital music, the sound of classical music has changed dramatically in recent years. No longer confined to traditional orchestral instruments, modern classical performers often incorporate electronics and digital effects into their music. This trend has led to the development of new genres such as techno-classical and classically-inspired electronica.

How Classical and Techno Music Can Be Combined

Classical and techno music can be combined in many ways. You can use a classical melody and combine it with techno beats, or you can use techno elements to create a new melody. You can also combine the two genres in your own unique way. Let’s explore some ways to combine classical and techno music.

In the Studio

In the studio, the simplest way to combine classical and techno music is to use classical instruments to create techno tracks. This approach often works best if the producer is a classically trained musician themselves, as they will be able to better understand how to get the most out of the instruments. However, even if the producer is not a classically trained musician, it is still possible to produce excellent results by combining classical and techno music in the studio.

Another way to combine classical and techno music in the studio is to use traditional recording techniques for the classical instrumentation, and then use modern production techniques for the techno elements. This approach can be very effective, as it allows the producer to create a track that has both contemporary and classic elements.

It is also possible to combine classical and techno music by using both live instruments and samples. This can be a very effective way to create tracks that have a unique sound. By using live instruments, the producer can add a human element to the track, which can make it sound more natural and organic. However, by using samples, the producer can create tracks that are more electronic sounding.

In Live Performances

A lot of people might not think that classical music and techno music go together, but they can actually be combined quite easily in live performances. For instance, a DJ could play a techno remix of a classical piece, or a classical musician could play along with a techno track. This can create an interesting and unique sound that audiences will enjoy.

There are a few things to keep in mind when combining these two genres of music. First, the tempo of the techno music should be compatible with the tempo of the classical piece. If the tempo is too fast or too slow, it will be difficult to create a cohesive sound. Second, the key of the classical piece should match the key of the techno track. This will ensure that the two pieces sound good together. Finally, it is important to choose pieces that complement each other melodically and harmonically. If the two pieces clash too much, it will be difficult to create a pleasing sound.

With these guidelines in mind, there are many ways to combine classical and techno music in live performances. You can experiment with different combinations to see what works best for you.


In conclusion, classical and techno music can be combined in many ways to create interesting and unique results. By using the principles of counterpoint, classical instruments can be used to create techno rhythms, and vice versa. The possibilities are endless, and the results can be quite beautiful.

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