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The Best Playlists to Record for Your Next Holiday Party

Your holiday party checklist is almost complete, but you’re not quite there until you settle on the perfect music to set the mood!

We’ve hand-selected 5 playlists and music stations for every kind of atmosphere this party season. Record and save them all with Replay Music, and expand your collection for many holidays to come.

1. A Very Jazzy Holiday

Crafted by professional Jazz musician Alex Norris, this playlist combines the pure sophistication and warm tones that any upscale celebration requires. Perfect for any wine-and-cheese gathering, holiday formal, or laid-back evening with the family.

2. Walking in a Music Wonderland

Steer clear of Christmas-specific songs and focus on the depth of the winter season with this stunning winter-themed playlist. The soft acoustics and sweet tones will add warmth to the chilliest season of the year, and your party guests will never feel more cozy.

3. Rock Songs for Holiday Music Haters

Classic music and indie lovers will find solace in this rock-inspired Christmas playlist. From the captivating Darlene Love to The Kinks, and My Morning Jacket to Bob Dylan, this roundup of rock-and-roll for the holidays will have your party guests tapping their toes all night long.

4. Warm & Traditional Holiday Tunes

Chock-full of classics like Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas,” and fresh pop hits like Justin Bieber’s “Mistletoe,” this playlist is for the more traditional party setting. It’s ideal for blasting on the speakers Christmas morning, enjoying a dressed-up evening with friends, or having a solo celebration in your apartment during the holidays.

5. The Festivus Station

Based on Seinfeld’s offbeat pseudo-holiday, Pandora launched a station dedicated to Festivus. The station will feature some knock-off holiday music, along with various bits of comedic relief from the creators of the show. So, break out your traditional Festivus aluminum pole – this is truly a holiday music station for the rest of us.

Access the Festivus station.

Learn more about using Replay Music to record streaming music playlists online, and save perfectly-captured tracks forever!

How Replay Music Helped This Guitar Player Learn His Favorite Guitar Solo

Mats has been playing guitar for 35 years. He’s a self-described “guitar nerd”.
When Mats discovered Replay Music about seven years ago he discovered a tool that could help his guitar playing.

Mats like guitar solos. He has a theory that every good guitar solo should contain the following four elements:

1.) The solo should have a good structure, e g start with the lower notes and work its way up the fret board,
2.) It should contain some technically difficult passages without just showing off,
3.) There should be some unexpected tones that stick out,
4.) And it helps if the guitar player has a good vibrato!

Mats uses Replay Music to record his favorite guitar solos and then he uses other software to slow down the recording so he can study the solo note for note.

Some of his favorite guitar players include Jeff Beck, Steve Lukather of Toto and Steve Vai. Mats’ favorite guitar solo is this one by Kee Marcello :

And thanks to Replay Music Mats can now play that solo right along with Kee.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Mats. We are so glad that Replay Music is helping you rock along with the best of them.

Enjoy!

How Replay Music Helped to Make the Perfect Housewarming Gift

Kelly lives in San Francisco. When her friends invited her to a housewarming party at their new apartment near Chinatown, Kelly was at a loss for what to bring as a gift. When she heard that their new apartment had a wok built right into the kitchen counter and she got an idea.

           

Kelly pulled out her PC and fired up Replay Music and started searching the internet for songs with the word “walk” in the title.

Kelly put together a playlist of songs from the 50’s to now. There were Country songs, Jazz songs, Folks songs, old Rock-n-Roll songs, instrumentals and vocals. A little something for everyone. Kelly created a playlist with over two hours of “walk” music and used Replay Music to burn the playlist to CD. When it came time for the housewarming party Kelly gave her hosts the CD with instructions to play the songs whenever they cooked with their wok. Her friends loved it!

           

Kelly heard later that her friends listen to the CD while using their wok and it always makes them smile. They love telling other friends about her clever idea.

Thanks for your story Kelly – we are so glad that Replay Music came in handy – and brought some happiness to you and your friends.

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How Replay Music, Our Audio Recorder for Music, helped me Discover a New Band

Recently I saw a fun commercial about the NFL draft (don’t ask me why I was watching a commercial on the NFL draft – my husband must have left ESPN on). It was this Deion Sanders Super Bowl Commercial.

I love the song they used!

Leon Sandcastle Commercial

I immediately wanted to hear more of the song they used in the commercial. A little bit of digging and I found the song, “This Head I Hold” by Electric Guest. Once I knew the song title, I opened Replay Music and went to Grooveshark and captured the song and other songs from Electric Guest. I also used Replay Music to get the song on my phone and I have been listening to it ever since. I am now an Electric Guest fan. And being the good fan that I am I also went to iTunes and supported the band by buying the song. All this thanks to Replay Music.

What bands have you discovered recently?