Technology has provided various avenues for us to listen to music. Being a musician, I wish I had these tools as a teenager to explore various genres. It probably would have changed my style of playing growing up – Why?
I like to describe music as a language. If you are trying to learn how to speak Spanish or Tagalog, one of the best ways to learn the language is to listen to one speak and try to emulate the words spoken. If you or your children are trying to learn music, it’s so important to listen to the musical language. There are so many genres and styles of music to explore!
Here are a few tools I use:
Once you sign-up for free, you can download an app onto your computer or smart phone. It syncs with your iTunes account, which makes it easy to access the songs you already own. You can also create your own playlists by searching for specific songs. I personally created a playlist called Piano Songs that has a variety of music with piano.
If you want to upgrade your account, you can take your playlists with you. An easy way to listen to your playlists on the go. You can also connect social media with Spotify, which means that you can view your friends’ playlists!
Don’t have time to search for songs? Type in an artist, band or genre you enjoy listening to and let Pandora do the work. I downloaded this app onto my smart phone, and listen to various stations that Pandora created according to my musical taste. It’s a convenient tool when I want to sit back and hear current and new artists.
What technological tools do you use to listen to music? What piano songs do you enjoy listening to?