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Improve Your Singing With the Tone App for iOS Improve Your Singing With the Tone App for iOS

iOS: Some people become karaoke gods the minute they pick up a microphone, leaving us mere mortals to wonder how they managed to summon Freddie Mercury from an astral plane. Others...need a little practice. While there isn’t one app that will make you the next American Idol overnight, Tone (iOS, free) is a great app…

Stream a Vinyl Album By Snapping a Pic of Its Cover Art With This App Stream a Vinyl Album By Snapping a Pic of Its Cover Art With This App

For a while, I had a bit of an obsession with buying vinyl. My mom had let me have the large cabinet record player that lived in our living room during my childhood, and once I got the 500lb thing into my house I was determined to listen to it as much as possible.

If You're an iPhone-loving Windows User, You'll Want iTunes From the Windows Store If You're an iPhone-loving Windows User, You'll Want iTunes From the Windows Store

Before we begin, Windows users, let’s start the affirmation: We use Windows. We all agree that iTunes has a terrible design. We will throw a party if Apple ever modernizes its app, but we hate that iTunes is the best possible option for synchronizing content with our iPhones and iPads. 

How to Break Through a Creative Block How to Break Through a Creative Block

Whether you like to draw, paint, write, choreograph, or play music, you’re probably familiar with the creative block, where you just can’t seem to do anything despite your motivation. To escape that rut, try doing what you do best, only terribly.

Rock Out to Curated, Streaming Music from Different Decades and Locations Rock Out to Curated, Streaming Music from Different Decades and Locations

If you want to find some jams that were popular in Canada in the 1950s to kick off your weekend—or just want a random assortment of trending songs by era and location for no particular reason—the website Radiooooo is a great interactive trip.

Listen to Fela Kuti While You Work Listen to Fela Kuti While You Work

The Afrobeat music of superstar Fela Kuti—or just Fela—is powerful, political, and so influential that Fela’s sound is baked into the last forty-odd years of pop, rock, and hip-hop. It’s also great music to work to.

How to Select the Right Turntable for You  How to Select the Right Turntable for You 

Vinyl sales have seen an exponential increase over the last 12 years—2017 marking a record high (pun intended). According to Nielsen Music, vinyl made up 14% of all physical album sales, up from 2016's 11%. Vinyl’s back, baby! It has been for a while, and if you want to get in on the game (or update your turntable. I…

Here's Some Kid Music That Doesn't Suck Here's Some Kid Music That Doesn't Suck

If you are a parent and have been suddenly thrust into the world of kids’ music, I am sorry. Most of the stuff out there is mind-numbingly bad. Nobody wants to hear Alvin & the Chipmunks singing “Hot body, rock the party,” or another rendition of “Finger Family,” or a tune about a kid who brought home a baby bumblebee…

These 1923 Copyrighted Works Enter the Public Domain in 2019 These 1923 Copyrighted Works Enter the Public Domain in 2019

For the first time in twenty years, as the Atlantic points out, a whole year’s worth of copyrighted works will enter the public domain in the U.S. on January 1, 2019. Under the terms of the Sonny Bono Copyright Act, works first published in 1923 will enter the public domain, meaning anyone can re-publish them, or chop…

How to Find New Music You'll Actually Like How to Find New Music You'll Actually Like

Some people can dig up great music like magic, or have friends inside the industry who keep them updated. Some people are contented with their weekly Spotify Discover playlist. But if you need more ways to find music, here are 50 ideas, taken from Twitter users, my colleagues at Lifehacker’s publisher Gizmodo Media…

The Boléro Effect Productivity Playlist The Boléro Effect Productivity Playlist

Ravel’s Boléro, the famous repetitive piece that builds to a full-orchestra climax, is the most famous example of a classical form, based on the Latin dance genre of the same name. TV Tropes, a website made entirely of rabbit holes, lists over 50 examples of this particular song structure, and we’ve collected as many…

The Lonely Nostalgia YouTube Playlist The Lonely Nostalgia YouTube Playlist

The New Yorker ran a story yesterday about the emotional experience of listening to a tinny version of Toto’s “Africa” on YouTube. The popular video simulates the sound of hearing the pop song echoing through an empty shopping mall. The piece nails the song’s effect:

How to Pick the Right Guitar for You How to Pick the Right Guitar for You

Ready to buy a guitar, but unsure where to start? The worst thing you could do is purchase the wrong instrument and fall out of love with it before you get a chance to dive in. That’s where we come in. Here’s exactly how to find the right 6-string for you.

Hate iTunes? Use Tiny Player for Mac Hate iTunes? Use Tiny Player for Mac

iTunes is bloated. If you just want to play some mp3s like you did in the old days, try Tiny Player for Mac.

Can a Video Game Teach Your Kid to Play an Instrument?  Can a Video Game Teach Your Kid to Play an Instrument? 

I learned how to play the piano the old-fashioned way—by being dragged by my mother to weekly lessons taught by an elderly woman in the neighborhood, and yawning at the sheet music as my kid-fingers played a clunky rendition of Für Elise. Since then, music instruction has evolved. There has been a crop of video game…

Use a Dry Swiffer Cloth to Dust Off Your Records Use a Dry Swiffer Cloth to Dust Off Your Records

If you are an owner of vinyl records, you may have noticed that they tend to attract dust, little hairs, and dudes who love to talk about the finer points of Pet Sounds. I can’t do anything to help with that last one, but I’ve found that dry Swiffer cloths are really great for getting rid of the first two.

Here's a Playlist of Songs You Know But You Can’t Name Here's a Playlist of Songs You Know But You Can’t Name

Hey what’s that song from? Ask MetaFilter commenters named 52 different tunes, mostly classical and big-band, that you’ll recognize instantly but might have trouble naming. And we assembled them into a Spotify playlist, along with songs from here and here.

Create Your Own Original Tunes Using Google's Song Maker Create Your Own Original Tunes Using Google's Song Maker

Google launched a new browser-based music sequencer Thursday that allows users to be both song writer and producer and create their own simple jams using Chrome.

If Your Discover Weekly Playlist Sucks, Try This If Your Discover Weekly Playlist Sucks, Try This

Your Discover Weekly probably doesn’t suck—the feature is so popular that it’s the subject of long glowing profiles on tech blogs and business blogs. Spotify even built an ad campaign out of users tweeting how much they love the feature. Each week, every active Spotify user gets a new list of 30 tracks, and over half…

Give Your Kids a Playlist of Your Favorite Songs Give Your Kids a Playlist of Your Favorite Songs

“Uptown got its hustlers, the Bowery got its bums. Forty-second Street got big Jim Walker, he a pool-shootin’ son of a gun.”

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