Do you want to try some new music and not spend ANY money? I'm talking free, folks! Your tax dollars at work.
Yes, the Library has many CDs (22,085 titles today, to be exact) but that's not what I'm talking about right now. Bet you didn't know we had streaming music that you can listen to day or night and never leave your home. All you need is a Denver Public Library card, an Internet connection, and Adobe Flash Player 9 or higher (free).
Try Music Online which has more than 400,000 audio tracks, 400,000 scores, 100,000 pages of music reference, and over 500 hours of video. Or if you have particular musical taste, select from one of five specialized music databases:
- Smithsonian Global Sound - traditional folk, blues, jazz, spoken word and more.
- Classical Music Library - like it sounds, classical music, including a free biweekly download!
- Jazz Music Library - thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres.
- American Song - songs by and about American Indians, African Americans, slaves and cowboys.
- Contemporary World Music - sounds from every continent.
Don't believe me? Check it out! The variety is incredible - from Irish pirate ballads to modern klezmer. You can even create and save your own playlists.
How about some James Brown? Listen up, right here, right now! OWWW! Get Up Offa That Thing from his 20 All Time Greatest Hits.
I LOVE creating playlists and sharing them with my library loving friends. Right now my favorite playlist is 20s-30s jazz with Memphis Millie and Kansas Joe.
Thanks for pointing this out! The playlist feature is excellent. You can create your own playlists just for yourself or to share with others. I'll have to look for that one. Have a great weekend!