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  • 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
  • Getting Started
    • 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
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  • 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
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  • Sounds Great!
    But how do I use this in my classroom?
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  • 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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    The End