Top Websites to Download iPod Music - Make the Right Choice

Looking for the top sites to download iPod music online? Finding them is not a tough task if you know what aspects to take into consideration and what constituents make the website a great source for downloading iPod music.

Reputable paid membership websites where you can download iPod music to your heart’s content at a low fee paid only once, are where your search should start. The priority is given to them, because with these sites you know that each file you download is legal, of good quality and free from harmful spyware, adware and viruses. But the benefits of using these sites to download iPod music are not limited by this only.

Every well-established music download website will have a huge selection of songs, making it possible to find virtually anything you could fancy. They also make sure that the process of navigating the site, downloading and using media software, which is usually provided as a part of the package, is as simple as one can get. In case of any minor problem their customer support is quick to respond and give full assistance.

In your search for the best website, make sure to check the customers’ testimonials and independent reviews by other sites. The word of mouth spreads faster than any advertisement. The safest way is to choose the site, which has proven its good reputation and has a large number of members – simply because so many people can’t go wrong.

To make your choice a little easier, here are a few popular websites where you can download iPod music at a low one-time fee or on subscription basis:

Feed My iPod
Another cool site with equally huge file library and full service for your iPod. Download iPod music and other iPod stuff at a very low monthly fee or a once-forever membership fee.

iPod Downloads Pro
With over 95 million files ready to download on your iPod, this site is where you will surely find just anything you could dream about. Download iPod music within seconds and listen it straight away – the files are ready to use and don’t need converting. A life-time membership or a yearly subscription is available – a great value for your money.

My iPod Music
One more great place of best quality – hassle-free and secure. Constantly updated database ensures you can get the latest of the latest albums and songs. Advanced free software allows you not only to download iPod music, but also convert the file format to iPod-compatible one and transfer them to your iPod easily and quickly.


Nirvana was formed in 1987 in Aberdeen, Washington and its music genre focused more on alternative rock and grunge. It was a smaller band in size with only three main members, including Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl. Nirvana would be bringing in a big change in music that made them a hit among their audience; unfortunately, the band's life was short lived due to the demise of Kurt Cobain in 1994. However, Nirvana's music would continue to be enjoyed and the albums the group put out during its existence are still being sold. The other two members of the band would also continue to release albums of their own and continue their own musical careers.

It took a little time before the band was able to settle on the name Nirvana. There were a few other names the members were contemplating, but they settled on Nirvana as Kurt Cobain wanted a name that was nice and beautiful instead of something ugly and typical. The music they created during the years the band was active was also a reflection of this. From the time they first started putting out music until Kurt Cobain's death, the music continued to change and remain relatively original. This originality and experimentation with their music was well received by their audience.

Even Kurt himself realized how much their music kept changing and growing when he admitted that many of their first songs were angrier, while their later songs became "poppier" and "happier." While it was good for the band to have their music so well accepted, Kurt Cobain was a little shy of the attention. He wanted the focus more on their music than on their fans and possible future awards. Apparently, the music meant more to him than anything else, so much so that he worked hard to keep the focus of the band in itself.
It really is unfortunate that the band had such a short run as they were on a good start to having a very successful future. In fact, it is possible that if Kurt had been successful in kicking his addictive and devastating habit the band could have enjoyed many more years of popularity. They could have even possibly won awards and gained far more recognition than they had. As mentioned before, after Kurt Cobain passed away, the other members of the band continued on their own musical career. It seems that Kurt was not the only one who wanted to compose and perform music for others to enjoy.

The surviving members went on to create or join other groups where they could continue doing what they enjoyed. It would seem that while Nirvana was, for the most part, a small band that mainly consisted of three people, these three people were dedicated to their art; music. They enjoyed experimenting with music and creating new sounds that could be shared with an audience. Nirvana's music, and the subsequent music created and performed by the two surviving members, is new and different music that is still enjoyed by many today.

How to Avoid Bad Habit When Playing Guitar

It is much harder to break a bad habit than it is to prevent bad habits from occurring in the first place. However, with some things, people prefer to learn on their own. Self-taught guitar lessons are among the most popular and learning how to play the guitar for fun is a very common hobby or past time. Unfortunately, that means that many people learn to play the guitar incorrectly and must eventually learn to adjust or fix their guitar playing bad habits.

When it comes to guitar playing, some bad habits are harder to break than others are. If it is something simple like strumming the guitar strings the wrong way, this can be adjusted or unlearned without too much difficulty. Conversely, holding the neck of the guitar wrong can be very difficult to overcome and prevent you from ever being able to jam on your guitar the way that many rockstars play.

Adjusting the strap to hold your guitar at the proper level may be very important in some cases but if you are really jamming out on your guitar, you may not even use a strap and just hold your guitar in your hands without any additional support. Problems like this will not present any major issues for most people in regards to their guitar playing but some bad habits are very difficult to overcome and create longer lasting side effects.

It is actually possible to tune a guitar incorrectly and have it sound okay for most uses. However, if you do not learn to tune your guitar, you will be in big trouble the first time you try rocking out with other guitar players or the next garage band. Many small things can go wrong when you are learning to play the guitar.

Once you have learned to do it the wrong way, unlearning what you have taught yourself on the guitar and then learning to do it correctly may be more difficult than you imagine. One of your best bets is to get a good guitar guide online so that you learn right the first time. Learning to play the guitar is a great goal but learning to do it right really does require you to find and use a good guitar guide.

Joe Satriani

Do you have a nickname?

Joe Satriani is known as 'Satch' to his friends, and he has lots of friends!
In addition to his own material, Joe Satriani has recorded and toured with friends including Mick Jagger, Deep Purple, Alice Cooper and even Spinal Tap.
And before his self-released 1986 debut album, "Not of This Earth", Satriani had become something of a cult legend as the guitar teacher to such future stars as Steve Vai, Metallica's Kirk Hammett, Counting Crows' David Bryson and jazz artist Charlie Hunter.
How cool would it be to have Satriani as your guitar teacher?
Well, that's just not going to happen. He is touring the USA right now.
Satriani was born on 15 July, 1956 in Westbury, New York.
He was inspired to play the guitar at age 14 after hearing that Jimi Hendrix had died.
Satriani heard the news during a football training session where he immediately confronted his coach and announced that he was quitting to become a guitarist.
Today, he is widely recognised as a technically proficient rock guitarist.
He has mastered many performance techniques including two-handed tapping, sweep-picking, volume swell, harmonics and extreme whammy bar effects.
He is also known to have an eye and an ear for a good tune, and more recently, an emphasis on emotion over technique.
What guitar technique will you be known for?

(from Chris Elmore)

It's Never Too Late to Rediscover The Musician Inside of You

Do you recall the day you traded in your guitar for a job at the bank or gave up your piano lessons to become a doctor? Have you been thinking about rediscovering your musical roots as soon as your retirement kicks in? Are you still hoping that some day you’ll get to dust off your sax and join the local jam session? If this sounds all too familiar, you’re not alone. In fact, it’s more common than you think for people in the latter stages of life to get the itch to return to their musical beginnings.
Like most closet musicians, you likely arrived at a turning point in your life where you had to decide between the certainty of a job and the uncertainty of a life in the music business. And, like the vast majority, you chose the more stable path. Do you ever wonder though, what it would have been like if you had enough courage to pursue the other path - even if it would have totally freaked your parents out?
As a professional concert pianist I have people say to me all the time that they would give anything to do what I do. A lot of these folks wish they just could turn back the clock and get another shot at it, even if it might not have been the responsible thing to do.
That’s why I’m so grateful for the path I have chosen, not only because I love it but because, I never have to worry about what I might have missed. The truth is; I love music and what it does for my soul. I wake up every day with excitement because I really don’t know what’s going to happen or where I’ll end up. That to me is a gift, not a liability. The only thing certain in my life is uncertainty and that I can always count on.
But, our society is not programmed to think in these terms. We’re groomed in school to play it safe, get a job and pay the bills. It’s definitely the easy thing to do but is it the right thing? I think we were all born to learn something new and exciting every day. For most people who go to the same job day after day, a job they most likely hate - how is this learning?
Many people find themselves at a turning point in their latter years when they think to themselves, “What exactly happened to my dreams?” But, then you think to yourself, “I got married and had kids, it would have been completely irresponsible of me to follow my dreams because so few actually make it.” That’s true, except why couldn’t you have been one of the few? In any case, I often say to people, “Why don’t you quit your job now while you still can?” To my mind, living every day in a situation you hate will only lead you somewhere you don’t want to go. It’s important to choose a goal in life that you really are passionate about because, that’s what will make your life exciting and challenging. Anybody can get a job.
But, even if you absolutely cannot give up your job, why not take up music seriously at the same time? For now, start practicing in secrecy. Then eventually you’ll be good enough to perform for others. And, if you’re passionate enough, you may even get to be the performer that you’ve always admired from a distance. You know, the one you’ve often cheered for with mixed delight and sorrow because, you know you could have been that person?
The good news, it’s not too late!
Take my friend Bruce for example. With three years left to go to his retirement as a bank executive, he reintroduced himself to blues guitar. Shortly thereafter he reunited his high school band and now they’re actually booking themselves for dances, concerts and private functions. And, my friend Mary Ann is doing the same thing. She had a music degree in classical piano which, she eventually gave up to become a family doctor. Now, several years later she’s formed a jazz quartet with some friends and another doctor on drums, and the band performs at least 5 nights a month around town.
These are just two examples of people who understand that they can have it all; both a successful professional career and a life in music. Like them, you don’t have to wait for your retirement to get back to doing what you love.
So next time you feel the need to rejuvenate your life with music, come on out of the closet. Because, the truth of the matter is the only thing stopping you, is you. Take my advice and start living your life the way you want and not the way everyone else expects of you. Live the rest of your life doing what you love because, the only risk in life is not taking one.
By Paul Tobey
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