Organising Music by Sarah Davies
by Sarah Davies, 4th December 2022
For this newsletter focusing on music I’ve been asked to say something about organising music. I find all the different ways to keep a music library very engrossing and so I want to share something I’m finding valuable; Smart Playlists. An “auto updating playlist based on criteria that you specify”. So, whenever you add tracks to your music collection the smart playlist will automatically update to include them. Why are they useful? I have ‘found’ so much music (that was already in my collection) this way – tracks that had gathered dust because I hadn’t tagged them at all or hadn’t tagged them in ways I can find them when I want them. I’ve been spending less time looking around for new music and instead look into my own library. Smart Playlists give the feeling of being at an old-style jumble sale, the sort that have a big piles of clothes, sorted by ‘jeans’ or ‘jumpers’ and you rummage around and are likely to find something unexpected, maybe even fabulous, or at least something that will ‘do’.
I don’t always mix in key but when I do I’ll go to these lists and often find things I wouldn’t have thought of, it throws out surprises, like a fab pair of jeans in a jumble sale!
Sarah Davies, 5Rhythms and Open Floor teacher from the UK.
Sarah Davies loves to help people who want to revive, enhance and engage with their creative spark. She is a founding member of Open Floor International and has developed her own blend of art and dance as an online group with optional workshops: Dance Your Art Out.