Pandora “It’s a new kind of radio- stations that play only the music you like”
Pandora – Internet Radio Pandora is a free interactive internet radio that helps you discover music that you like.
What Makes Pandora Special? Other Internet radio sites such as Last.fm, Slacker.com, and TagWorld use ratings, genre, and user connections to determine what music you will like. Pandora takes a more academic approach and uses The Music Genome Project.
The Music Genome Project Began in January, 2000 30 experts in music theory worked together to create a system to analyze music Spending 20-30 minutes on each song, the Project considers up to 400 musical attributes including qualities of melody, harmony, rhythm, form, and lyrics
Go to http://www.pandora.com
Create a username and password if you would like Pandora to save your stations
Enter a song title or artist you enjoy in the box under “create a station”
Pandora will play songs with similar attributes based on The Music Genome Project data
Creating a Station:
What you CAN do… Explore 18 genre categories (blues, Latin, reggae, rock) Find upcoming music festivals “Station Gifting” Mobile phone accessible Access videos Help Pandora understand what you like (thumbs up/down) Bookmark songs you like Purchase music through iTunes and Amazon http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b1/Thumbs_up_by_Wakalani.jpg
What you CANNOT do: Choose the exact song you would like to play Skip more than 10 songs in 1 hour Predict what Pandora will play http://beyondtheblog.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/alpha-thumbs-down.jpg
Sounds Great! But how do I use this in my classroom? http://www.norcalblogs.com/watts/images/net_radio.jpg
Pandora in the Classroom Play a “classical” station to create a relaxing environment during down time Create stations for artists or songs that relate to topics you are studying Introduce your students to new music genres
Pandora in the Classroom II Expand your students understanding of music by learning about the attributes used by the Music Genome Project Create your own music project Challenge students to do research projects on their favorite music genres Take an interest in your students musical likes and integrate them into the classroom
Final Thought: Connection: Pandora Media Greek Mythology The classroom
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