Sunday, August 2, 2009

Online Jukebox at PLAYLIST.COM



The above set of songs was made at Playlist.com.

If I was teaching Guitar, then these would definitely be a great set of "classics" for my students to study.

The playlist in this blog is set to start automatically on this screen (so turn your speakers on to hear the sound). If you want to stop listening, simply click on the twin vertical lines "Pause button" at the top left corner of the player.

Playlist.com has an advanced music search engine for music files. The company that runs the site uses various types of web spiders and robots to continually trace and link to legalized music files all over the web.
(Playlist.com is kind of like a "Google" of music files).


People can join up at the site for free, and search in Playlist for music that they like. This music can then be grouped into "Playlists", which can be listened to online 24x7. Links to each of these lists can also be emailed to friends.

In addition, Embed HTML code is supplied for our playlists so that we can add them to web pages or Blogs. This allows users the experience of sharing and connecting with other users musically.

Playlist also allows user submission of links which offer legal or free music on the Internet. Upcoming artists can use this as a tool to generate exposure in the competitive music market and get noticed by music fans and hopefully some industry labels as well.

The Playlist site is at : http://www.playlist.com/

The following PDF gives a full review of Playlist. It also goes through step by step on how to join Playlist and gather your sets of tunes.



If you would like to have your own full size copy of this PDF, then simply click the save disk icon button on the PDF viewer, and you should be able to save it to your own hard disk.

Alternatively, you can view or save the full size PDF by clicking the link below:

Click here to open or save the “How to Use Playlist” PDF


If we decide we want to play along on Guitar with some of the legendary greats, then a quick search in Google, or at sites like: http://www.fretplay.com/ should soon find the desired “Guitar Tab” to play the song:

Eg. Tablature for the “My Sharona” riff was easily obtained from:
http://www.fretplay.com/tabs/k/knack/my_sharona-tab.shtml :



Also at the same website are some very fancy demonstrations of how to play enhanced versions of these riffs, such as this example for “Sunshine of Your Love”:



So that’s it… we went off track a bit with the Guitar playing items, but we assume in the future that we can continue to make as many Playlists as we like, for all occasions, and we will be having lots of fun doing this.

For music teachers, Playlist is great for providing samples of songs that students need to learn to play. For the rest of us it is great to have our favourite tunes online, and share them with friends.

I think there might also be something similar to Playlist at "Blip-TV" where you can be a DJ and set up an online list of songs for other people to listen to. This will need to be investigated another time.

Enjoy,
Big Bopping Passy Wasabi

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