I've been told before that a genre such as drum and bass averages a BPM of 160-180, whereas dubstep is around 140 BPM and hip-hop is around 115 BPM.
Does anyone know where I can get a list of popular genres with their average BPM?
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Hip Hop is around 80-115 BPM
Triphop / Downtempo around 90-110 BPM
Concert marches are typically ~120 BPM.
House varies between 118 and 135 BPM
Techno 120-160 BPM
Dubstep is around
140 BPM 70's to 100 (mostly 80-90)
Screamers are usually 130-150 BPM
Hardstyle is around 150 BPM
Juke/Footwork is around 160 BPM
Drum and Bass averages a BPM of 160-180
Grime 140 BPM
Some of the basic tempo markings
See the discussion on the terms Lento and Agitato as they relate to tempo.
Classical music averages around 120-140 BPM.
When you consider the tempos there's an even broader range.