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Top-5 mobile music players for Android

If you use Android for listening to the music, you should probably know, how inconvenient Google’s player is. That’s why the whole industry for alternative players is opened. Here they are – the most popular and top-rated applications in 2016.
If you’ve ever used Android, you should definitely hear of AIMP. It’s extremely simple, but very flexible and functional audio player. It’s free and available for any device you work with. However, this app has super clean interface with a minimum amount of signs and icons. That’s why most of the users feel themselves a little bit awkward in the start of its usage.
This is another powerful tool for those, who listen to the music. This player is free, but it also has its paid ‘full’ version with more themes. It’s an alternative to the AIMP app, but it has more attractive interface, which can also be customized as you need.
One more participant of our rating, a PhonoGraph appliaction has much less functions, than it’s provided by the mentioned above apps. But its main feature is a simple and attractive design with colors, matching the main screen. So that the user can enjoy this app’s design each time he runs it.
This app has either free, or a paid version. Both of them are amazing, because the developers of this software managed to find that perfect ‘the golden middle’ between the set of functions and the appearance of an app.
Being provided with both free and ‘Pro’ (paid) versions, JetAudio has a huge set of features. In its premium version, for example, 10-band equalizer for customizing the sound is presented.

Music Inspired By The Coldest Season – Part Two

The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky’s enchanting story of toys that come to life on Christmas Eve has become a Winter favourite. It includes dancing snowflakes, a sugar plum fairy and of course lots of sweets.

Hansel and Gretel by Humperdinck

Humperdinck’s fairy tale opera has been associated with the festive season since its premiere – it was first performed on 23 December 1893. Hansel and Gretel have been battling against the witch in the gingerbread house in opera houses all over the world ever since.

The Seasons (Die Jahreszeiten) by Haydn

“Now the outworn year is dying/ and chilly fogs descend” begins the fourth and final part of Haydn’s oratorio The Seasons. The piece is based on a poem by James Thomson – but Haydn decided the ‘Winter’ section was too miserable to finish his work with, so he added a rousing chorus at the end.

Sinfonia Antarctica by Vaughan Williams

Ralph Vaughan Williams wrote the music for the 1947 epic film ‘Scott of the Antarctic’ and he was so inspired by the moving story and the wintery landscape that he incorporated much of the music from his score into his seventh symphony – the Sinfonia Antarctica.

Music Inspired By The Coldest Season – Part One

‘The Four Seasons’ by Vivaldi

Vivaldi’s four violin concertos each depict a different season – and the closing piece is Winter, complete with chattering teeth sound effects and a chill wind. But the poem which inspired the piece finishes with the line ‘winter… nonetheless brings its own delights.’ Well, quite.

‘Walking in the Air’ by Howard Blake

Blake wrote his famous Christmas song as part of his phenomenally successful score for the animated film of Raymond Briggs’s ‘The Snowman’. The original version of the song was recorded by St Paul’s Cathedral choirboy Peter Auty. Classic FM’s very own Aled Jones recorded another version, which went on to reach No. 5 in the UK pop charts.

‘La Boheme’ by Puccini

Puccini’s famous opera has been a hit with audiences since its first performances in the 1890s. The love story of the ill-fated poet Rodolfo and seamstress Mimì comes to its dramatic end in a snow-covered Paris.

‘The Snow is Dancing’ by Debussy
This delightful piano miniature comes from Debussy’s ‘Children’s Corner’ and captures the swirling effect of snowflakes in the wind. The suite of pieces is dedicated to Debussy’s daughter Claude-Emma (Chou-Chou).

Understanding File Sizes

Every file on a computer uses a certain amount of resources when sent over the internet or stored. You’ve must notice that not all your downloaded songs are the same size. Keeping mind of your kilobytes (KB) and megabytes (MB) can prevent problems and produce a smoother online experience.

In general, larger files cause bigger problems. This is because larger files are harder to manipulate. Imagine sending a large file in an email. This kind of emails will slow down your inbox and future use of this service. Basically, a large file on its own is not a problem. The problems occurs when that file is multiplied via sharing. It can cause bandwidth problems that affect internet service providers and other users.

If you’re not sure what each abbreviation mean, here we bring you a list:

1 B = 1 byte
1 kB = 1000 bytes
1 MB = 1000 kB
1 GB = 1000 MB or 1 000 000 000 bytes.

Music Download Tips For Beginners

People usually struggle when they’re new at something. Maybe they don’t have the right mentor or they simply don’t have anywhere to learn from. If you’re new to music download, here are few a tips that will save you some time and make your learning process a lot easier.

• Get a decent computer. If you have a bad machine, it’s more likely that you won’t be able to technically support some downloading programs.
• Get as much RAM as your computer can stand (and as much as you can afford). Simply, more RAM means better performance.
• The most common digital format is MP3, but there are also others like WMA (Windows Media Audio) and AAC (Advanced Audio Coding).
• The type of file you use will depend on which music software you use for your digital library. If you have a Mac, it will come with iTunes ready and loaded (which uses MP3 and AAC). If you have a PC, it should have Windows Media Player (which uses WMA). Other versions are downloadable.
• Organize your music once you download it. It will save you time and nerves when you start downloading more tracks.
• If you intend to buy music online, get a broadband internet connection – downloading via a dial-up modem can be slow and very frustrating.
• Don’t forget that when you buy a legitimate track or album, you are entitled to burn it onto a CD.
• Don’t share your music with others – it’s illegal! But if you only download from legitimate sites, and you don’t allow people to copy your collection, you’re fine.