FOUR TALENTED LADIES BLEW AUDIENCE AWAY

Reshareworthy.com has awesome video clips. In the video above, four women use each others’ violins, cello and piano.

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GETTING THE MUSIC YOU WANT

It’s easier than ever to fill up a portable device with music to take on the road. A free Windows program called “FreeMake YouTube MP3 Converter” can collect music and voice from any YouTube video. This lets you make your own playlist from favorite movie scenes and concerts. You might also want to take up dialogue from great movie moments. We think there’s nothing better than the blues and jazz from the movie, “The Blues Brothers.”  So we tested FreeMake by pulling a couple of the best scenes from that movie (they’re all great) into our computer. The program quickly and easily converted the music to digital. We picked up some voice along the way as well, getting a few […]

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MILK MUSIC

“Milk Music” (what an awful name) from Samsung is a free online radio app for owners of Samsung Galaxy Android phones from the Galaxy 3 on up. We love their classical station, and they have fifteen other categories, such as rock, World music, and jazz.

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FORGOTIFY

Our favorite online music service, Spotify, has over 20 million songs that have been listened to at least once. But they have four million songs have never been called up by any Spotify user.

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MUSIC APPS

– iReal Pro MusicBook Play-Along ($11 for iPhone or Android) gives musicians a back-up band. It’s a favorite of the founder of online radio app, Pandora. You get 50 practice songs, in categories like jazz, classical, bluegrass and film. Thousands of other songs can be downloaded for free. You can change the instruments, their volume, and the key and tempo of the piece. Create your own songs by changing chords, or copying and pasting measures.

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MAKING MUSIC

The new “Magix Music Maker 2014″ gives you virtual instruments to create your own music, in almost any genre, from 3000 loops you can tie together

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FREE GUITAR LESSONS

JustinGuitar.com has hundreds of free guitar lessons.

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APPY MUSIC

– “Sketch a Song” for Android or iPhone lets you create music by drawing patterns on a cartoon background. (NOTE: Similar programs for composing go all the way back to the Apple II, thirty years ago. Jazz musician Herbie Hancock used one.) – Spotify.com, the music service that lets you find just about any song and add it to your playlist, has a free version for smart phones and tablets.

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A-GOGGLE ABOUT GOOGLE MUSIC

We’ve been fans of the Spotify online music service since the days before Gregorian chants. But now — gasp! — dare we say it: Google Play All Access may be better.

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SELF-TUNING GUITAR

A $329 gadget called the “TronicalTune” won the “Best of What’s New” award from Popular Science magazine. It attaches to an electrical guitar and tunes it for you. We mean literally.

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