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Monday, April 02, 2007 (read 1432 times)
Ah, another easy way to learn Spanish at your keyboard...by Erin
If you haven't yet discovered Pandora, or you didn't know it was well-stocked with Spanish language music, you're in for a treat.
Pandora is a free web-based juke-box that lets you set up your own radio stations, each playing tunes musically similar to the artist you choose.
It makes a great language learning tool, too. Just select one of your favorite Spanish speaking (Spanish-singing?) artists, and let the language of Cervantes float gently through your brain while you work at your PC or laptop. You won't find all the Spanish music you've likely heard during a course in Spain or Latin America, but you'll find a good selection.
Here are a few artists to get you started:
- Jorge Drexler
- Alejandro Sanz
- Joaquin Sabina
- La Oreja de Van Gogh
(NOTE: I should add that last time I checked, Pandora had limits on its licenses for the free distribution of this music, so you may be asked where you live when you create your first station. I'll leave it to you to figure out whether Pandora offers access in your area right now.)