Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Beginner’s Guide to a Digital Music Library

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Gone are the days when you had to store all your music in CD form. Now you can get rid of the CDs and DVDs, and build a digital library that you can access with the click of a button. If you are planning to go digital, there are a couple of things you need to consider. They are: 1) how much time do you spend listening to music, 2) where you listen to music, and 3) what genre of music you listen to. Once you have figured these three things out, you can set out to build your digital music library.

David GianuliasBuild a Digital Library

The first step in building a digital library is getting the music, albums, and tracks into your computer. If you are using a Mac, you can use iTunes, and if you are using a Windows computer, you can use Windows Media Player. However, there are other third-party applications that you can use. But these two are the easiest to use. You can use iTunes on a Windows PC as well.

If you have lots of CDs, you might want to store your digital music on an external hard disk, because your digital library will grow over time. It’s going to take quite some time to import all your CDs into your computer or external hard disk, so you might want to do this when you have a couple of hours spare time. Depending on the number of CDs you have, you might have to stop importing it to your computer and come back again when you have time.

Once you have finished importing all your music to your computer or external hard disk, you are ready to go. With all your music digitally stored on your computer, you do not have to use your CDs anymore. A good idea would be to donate them to others. With all your music on your computer, you can create unique playlists and play your music.

David Gianulias has over 250,000 songs in his digital music library.

Listening to Music Can Be Beneficial to Your Health

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Music is a powerful force that can have a great impact on our lives in ways we never imagined. According to research, listening to music heightens positive emotions through the nerve centers of our brain, stimulating and causing a release of dopamine in our brain that causes us to feel elated and good. In fact, listening to music stimulates every part of the brain, suggesting that music plays a much greater role in our health than we ever imagined. Here are a couple of ways that music is beneficial to our health.

David Gianulias

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Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Music has shown to prevent anxiety and decrease the heart rate. It can help bring down systolic blood pressure and cortisol levels, all which are related to stress. According to a study, researchers found that patients who listened to music while recovering from post hernia repair surgery experienced decreased plasma cortisol levels and did not require much morphine to deal with pain. Another study involving surgery showed that patients found listening to music to be more powerful than the stress reducing drug, anxiolytic.

In recent studies, it has been revealed that performing music may have a calming effect on the body. The study revealed choir singers singing the same piece of music tended to synch up their heart rate and breathing that produced a group-wide calming effect. The research included a study of over 200 premature babies exposed to various forms of music such as; instruments played by a music therapist, and lullabies sung by the parents while recovering in a neonatal ICU. The results were quite shocking, it showed that the stress levels reduced when the babies heard their parents singing.

David Gianulias was in the music business while he was in college. He has an impressive collection of over 250,000 songs.