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How can multiple genres of music be combined in interesting ways?

Being open to many genres of music can help you hear and explore new musical possibilities while you produce.

Think About

  • How can being open to musical genres help you hear in new ways?
  • How can being open to musical genres hear relationships between different types of music?
  • How could being closed in your hearing limit your creativity or ability to produce?

Get Started

  1. Listen to how DJ Earworm mashes up all of these songs from Pop, Hip-Hop, Country and R&B to create one Dance record:

  1. Think about and answer the following questions:
  • How might the mix have sounded differently if DJ Earworm used only one genre of music?
  • Do you think the mix would have been as interesting if he had used only one genre? Why or why not?
  • If you were to create your own mashup, would you refuse to use certain genres? Why or why not?

Share What you Learned


  • Discuss some ways that being open to musical genres can help you as a producer

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