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Tempo and genre

The style (or genre) of a piece of music is determined by a number of factors, including the types of sounds and patterns used, and also the tempo.

You probably have some idea about the genre of a song when you hear it, just based on your experiences as a music listener. Here are "typical" tempo ranges for a number of common genres:

Try adjusting the tempo while this beat plays and listen to how it changes character, even if the pattern stays exactly the same.

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