Wednesday, May 20, 2020

YOU TUBE CAN TAKE YOU TO SURPRISING PLACES.

     I discovered YouTube three or four years ago. I still haven't really discovered how it works but I've found many very interesting things. Some of the things I've blundered into have been a complete surprise and I sometimes say, "How did Youtube know I liked or wanted that."

     Okay, here's what happened. I like to look for things in music that I haven't heard before. So I do some searching. Something comes up and that leads to something else and suddenly there's a whole lot of surprising sites just waiting for you.

    Some of the bands I've listened to lately have an accordion.  So I checked out accordion and found a few sites and listened to them.

    All of a sudden I was surrounded by music that I had seldom heard. The sites youtube gave me were Austrian folk music videos. So there were many videos featuring people doing Austrian folk music. The singers and dancers were in traditional costume. Settings were mostly in the Alps with some concert halls and street scenes. Bands were quite different but feature several instruments. So the most common instrument was the accordion. I didn't know that there were so many types of accordions. Then other instruments were guitar, violin, the odd percussion, harp, a few horns. There were a few instruments that I had never seen before. These were put together for many different sounds. It looked like a few people got together as friends. If there were three accordions well that's fine. Most of it included singing. It appeared that most of these performances were amateurs.

     Many of these groups were kids.

    It was all very lively and joyous.

    So I'm listening to music that I've rarely listened to and it's most enjoyable.

    Find some of these sites and give a listen.

35 comments:

  1. You are so right about You Tube! It can take you almost anywhere. I looked up some places I used to go to when I was younger and people had put recent videos up of those places. And like you said, you can find about any kind of music. I like looking up some of the old music I used to hear when I was a kid. It sounds like you have found a great variety of music to listen to!

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    1. Some of the music I listened to as a kid wasn't very good!

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  2. YouTube is a world of limitless excitement and exploration if one has the time.

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    1. You keep finding one thing after another.

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  3. Hello,

    Youtube is great! I love being able to type in any song and listen to it on my computer. I used my video for repair instructions too. Take care! Wishing you a happy day!
    Take care! Wishing you a happy day!

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    1. Now every time I have a handiman job, I check you tube.

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  4. I am sure that for all of us, Red, the internet has taken us on pleasurable journeys hitherto unknown, and impossible to have contacted in times past. It really is remarkable technology.

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    1. We don't have to think too far back and we had none of this. I didn't see it coming.

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    1. It's brought back a lot of good memories and then I've found some new stuff.

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  6. oh that youtube is a wild and wonderful place,, everything you can think of is there for all to see. We just started to use Youtube in the last few years and my husband now refers to it for many things, he fixed our vacuum cleaner from a video there lol, Have a great day!

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    1. And I adjusted my bike gears by using you tube.

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  7. YouTube is a great way tp spend lots of time watching and listening to whatever turns you on. I watch it to catch up on the latest late night comedy hosts. :-)

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  8. We love Youtube for music. I spend so much time there finding new stuff to listen to. It's great, especially in these times of sheltering in place.

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    1. Some of the old stuff I listened to wasn't that good!

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  9. Tom gets stuck on Youtube, mostly watching wood turning. I don't go there at all. I have been listening a lot to my old John Denver music, however.

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    1. There's so much to watch on crafts and hobbies.

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  10. Youtube is great for new and old music. I like watching mysteries or or old news programs. There's plenty to keep you busy as time flies by.

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    1. lots to watch and at your own convenience.

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  11. I can spend a lot of time on YouTube so I have to be careful with it - it's like chocolate for the mind!

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    1. Yes, it can be hard to get away from. I watch it when I'm on games.

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  12. Not only for music, but how to do or fix almost anything!

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    1. Yes, lots of fix it stuff. I've used it often.

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  13. When I'm in the mood for music while I'm on my computer, YouTube is always the place I go to!

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    1. Yes, you can listen at your own convenience.

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  14. I dont use Youtube as much as some but I love Ted talks, I use some music for my seniors group, I've used it to learn to maintain the work coffee machine and recently watched some sewing tutorials. It's really just a magical resource.
    I'm so glad you have wandered down the rabbit hole!

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  15. The only accordion music I have is a couple of soundtracks.

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  16. Yes, YouTube is very clever in knowing what you want to see!

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  17. My friend consults YouTube for all the how-to videos. He's a home handyman. But I, like you, go for the music ... it's a great source.

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  18. I have found YouTube to be vastly entertaining and informative many times, but then sometimes a total dud. Glad it provided you with some interesting new music, Red.

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  19. You are so right about YouTube. I’m finding all kinds of interesting stuff on there. Sometimes it amazes me!

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  20. Indeed. I often do the same thing having recently discovered u tube. Old films from World War II are my new passion

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  21. I find exactly the same thing when I've been looking at photography sites...youtube is far smarter than I'll ever be!!!

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  22. Isn't it nice to find new things! Sometimes the internet can lead you down a rabbit hole and you never know what you might find!

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