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The Widest Choice

Why do so many people offer you free music? There has to be a reason for this explosion on the World Wide Web! There is no harm in it as long as you figure out the business model, and do not get taken for a ride. One major source of free music is from people who make iPods or similar devices on which you can download music and videos.

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Music Videos Are a New Path to Fame

So you want to turn your love for music in to a profession? Perhaps you merely want to develop it as an alternate vocation. Instruments and recording need big bucks, so even an amateur status needs funding. Who would want that to come from one’s own reserves? However, performing rather than only listening in the music world is about more than money. Even the wealthy hanker for audiences, getting new people to enjoy their music creations, and holding their attention in a rapidly changing world.

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MP3’s and iPods: Listening Etiquette

Headphones are a blessing for everyone! Recall when you were last upset by someone else playing music you did not like on a loudspeaker. Think of how listening to music on your personal recorder helps to keep you from unwanted intruders in public places, or how it makes waiting for whatever less unpleasant.

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MP3’s: The Convergence Story

The benefits for music lovers, from convergence in electronic devices, may not be as large and universal as may appear at first sound! Headphones tend to isolate us, though music has major social benefits. Friends can multiply your enjoyment of shared music. Enmity can dilute through the soothing effects of music. The culture of attending live performances, whether at a popular concert in the open air, or in a historic chamber of opera, cannot be replaced by any MP3 player! Serious students of music need to listen together, so that they can appreciate the nuances of various pieces better. Martial music will serve little purpose if individual soldiers hear it in isolation. We are not accustomed to singing or listening to national songs on our own.

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Limits to Enjoyment

Do you ever close your eyes to focus your mind, or to think better? Can you memorize lines of poetry or script better when there no distractions? Do you eat less even of your favorite food when there is a heated discussion at a meal table? Have you noticed how people with a disability often have another sense heightened?

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