Tech training

How to use technology is a question which volunteers are often asked, but are not always confident in answering. People like to know the ‘right’ way to listen to a playlist. The truth is there is no one right way.

Below are some guides on using technology. Print as many of these off as you need and watch the screencast video for step by step instructions where needed.

Remember, you don’t need to use technology to listen to a playlist. You can have a sing song or gather old CDs and records. The important part is tracking down the songs which will be on the playlist.

Choosing the right equipment

This guide will help you choose the right equipment to listen to your playlist. Make sure to watch the ‘Listening to your playlist video’ for an in-depth analysis of the pros and cons of each option. You can find the video in Module 6 of the Help Point e-learning, or by clicking here.

You can click here or on the image to download the guide. 

Amazon – for buying music in all forms (CD, LP, MP3)

Amazon is the most popular website for online shopping, and you can also buy music from it too. Download the guide here or or you can watch the tutorials on using Amazon or 7digital at this page.

iTunes – for home, computer, laptop, phone (Android & iPhone), tablet, iPod

iTunes is a great place to buy and organise your music. Download the guide here or you can watch the tutorial below.

YouTube – for listening to and watching music videos

YouTube is a video website on which you can find lots of music. Download the guide here or or you can watch the tutorial below.