I’ve been keeping my eye on these Amazon Black Friday deals and I found a bunch of classical music on Cyber Monday. I just got 500 works of classical music for $19.95. Sure, I may have been able to find some of this stuff free on the internet because a lot of it may not be under copyright, but downloading and incorporating 500 songs into my library would take hours. This took seconds.
Here’s how I use this stuff. If I’m working and I need background music, I do this:
- Fire up a browser
- Get into the Amazon Cloud Player
- Click on my “Classical” playlist
- Hit shuffle
- Hit play.
Five steps, but it only takes seconds. It’s with me everywhere I have an internet connection and backed up for the rest of my life. I never, ever have to scurry around to find beautiful background sounds to tune out interruptions and make me relatively productive. Heck, I can even download it to my iTunes library if I want.
In short, > sliced bread.
Gosh I feel young and cool when I do things like that.
So I got 100 works each from the following artists performed by a bunch of different symphony outfits.
That’s it. I can’t recognize any of them and I have no appreciation what-so-ever for the writer, creator, or performer. I’m completely ignorant of classical music (although, one time I recognized a Mozart tune that was used as an intro to some TV news program, or maybe it was Beethoven).
I just know that when I put this stuff on, I can relax and focus.