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Grooving With Grooveshark

by Becky on April 2, 2012

in Music

Lots of internet sites let you find and grab music and stash it in your own self-created music library. I like Grooveshark.

Aside from the occasional really annoying ad, Grooveshark is, well, groovy. It lets you search for music and pile it into your own little cache. It also allows you to create playlists that work just like iTunes playlists—except that you haven’t actually downloaded the music. But with your computer as your boom box, the music sure feels like yours. Planted for the moment in the music of the 19th Century Romantics, my eighteen-year-old has probably found every Chopin, Ravel, and Debussy piece known to man. Even better, he recently discovered how convenient it was to listen to a particular etude by Chopin on Grooveshark before puzzling it out on the piano, so for all you piano students out there: giddyup!

Additionally, with the playlist feature, we’re set for teen events that need scoring, i.e., background music. Next time we host one of our famous popcorn fests, it’ll have 80’s tunes!

Which music-gathering sites do you and your kids like?

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