Trance music

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Trance music is a kind of electronic music. It centers around a synthesizer and bass drum on each beat and melodies with themes. Most trance usually has 140 beats per minute. Trance music is played in clubs. The genre borrows elements from techno, house music, and other kinds of electronic music.

Trance refers to an altered state of consciousness as, for example, achieved by hypnosis. Trance music is characterised by unusually long tracks of highly repetitious music. Group dancing makes the effect stronger, as it does with some types of traditional African music. The general idea has been many times used in religious ceremonies. No-one knows who introduced the term to electronic music.

Each week several Trance podcasts can be listened to on the Internet. Two of the most listened to are Club Life by DJ Tiesto from Holland and Group Therapy by Above & Beyond.

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