Music is a part of our lives almost every day. Even if youdo not consider yourself to be a big music fan, you stillunconsciously listen to music everyday. One big place wherewe hear music is on the television.
There is background and “mood” music in sitcoms and TV showsthat you watch everyday. We have all heard those catchycommercial jingles that stick with us throughout the day.These are just some examples of music.
Types of Music
There are so many types of music out there. You can buy CDs,listen to the radio and even listen to music or learn aboutmusic on TV. MTV, VH1 and various other television channelsare geared towards music. You can turn on your radio andpick up the waves of many local and some even distantstations that play different types of music. Music is reallyeverywhere and there is so much to choose from.
Some of the more common types of music are country, R&B, hiphop, rock, classical and pop or dance. Many other categorieshave came from these basic genres. There are also manydifferent categories according to decade. For example, youcan get hits of the 70s, 80s, 90s and today. These will playyou all the hits and chart toppers from that era.
Just like many other things in life today, music has wentdigital and there are many more opportunities now for you toenjoy it. You can download music online and store it on yourcomputer. You can also listen to music online. There aremany websites that let you listen to music and there areliterally thousands of stations so you can listen to anytype of music you like. Many of these let you customize themso you only listen to what you like and nothing that youdon’t.
Another breakthrough in the digital music scene was the MP3file. MP3s are just a way to compress a music file sincemusic files are fairly large. The MP3 can be downloaded toyour computer, stored in folders and also transferred to MP3players. There are portable MP3 players that are basicallymodern day Walkmans but instead of radio, or CDs, you havedigital files.
The amount of files you will be able to store will vary butyou can store many more than you could on a CD because theyare compressed. They are stored inside your machine indigital format so you don’t have to worry about skipping orlosing your station.