By: Armant Melo
Music is a part of our lives almost every day. Even if you do not consider yourself to be a big music fan, you still unconsciously listen to music everyday. One big place where we hear music is on the television.
There is background and "mood" music in sitcoms and TV shows that you watch everyday. We have all heard those catchy commercial 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 about music on TV. MTV, VH1 and various other television channels are geared towards music. You can turn on your radio and pick up the waves of many local and some even distant stations that play different types of music. Music is really everywhere and there is so much to choose from.
Some of the more common types of music are country, R&B, hip hop, rock, classical and pop or dance. Many other categories have came from these basic genres. There are also many different categories according to decade. For example, you can get hits of the 70s, 80s, 90s and today. These will play you all the hits and chart toppers from that era.
Just like many other things in life today, music has went digital and there are many more opportunities now for you to enjoy it. You can download music online and store it on your computer. You can also listen to music online. There are many websites that let you listen to music and there are literally thousands of stations so you can listen to any type of music you like. Many of these let you customize them so you only listen to what you like and nothing that you don't.
Another breakthrough in the digital music scene was the MP3file. MP3s are just a way to compress a music file since music files are fairly large. The MP3 can be downloaded to your computer, stored in folders and also transferred to MP3players. There are portable MP3 players that are basically modern day Walkmans but instead of radio, or CDs, you have digital files.
The amount of files you will be able to store will vary but you can store many more than you could on a CD because they are compressed. They are stored inside your machine in digital format so you don't have to worry about skipping or losing your station.