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MUS 101: Introduction to Music Education: Social Media

Using Social Media to find Music Resources

Most of us use social media every day.  We keep up with friends, entertain ourselves, follow celebrities, or look to stay caught up on what's happening in the world.  It's important to realize that Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube aren't just ways to connect with friends.  We can use social media networks to find information for our courses as well. 

On this page, you'll find ideas for incorporating a variety of social media platforms into your information seeking and research processes.  In particular, you'll find ready-made content streams that you can plug into the following platforms:

  • Google RSS Reader
  • Twitter
  • iTunes
  • YouTube

You'll also discover ways to discover how to have information come to you from the best sources online including:

  • Web-only publications
  • Peer-reviewed journals
  • Blogs
  • Podcasts
  • Video channels

You might find that much of the information is duplicated across platforms, and that's okay.  You don't need to follow the same organization on Twitter, Facebook, Google RSS and YouTube (although you are welcome to do so).  Instead, use the network that already fits within your online interactions.

If you have questions about any of the content, or about social media in general, please don't hesitate to contact a librarian at Carmichael.  You also might want to explore our other subject guides on interactions with social media.

Video Channels: Music

Don't overlook online video hosts like YouTube and Vimeo when you explore a topic.  Subscribing to YouTube channels or plugging into regularly-updated streams of video information can be a valuable way to participate in discussions about music.  Some professors may even encourage you to incorporate these sources into writing assignments and class presentations. 


Classical Music Only Channel -  (RSS)
EMH Classical Music Channel - (RSS)
Miami International Piano Festival Channel - (RSS)


Although YouTube is by far the most-often used web video host, there are several other valuable sources of free video information about music online. 

We recommend:

Misha Dacic plays Franz Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9 'Le Carnaval de Pest" in E Flat Major, S244 RSS Feed - Music Tag is one of several popular and useful social bookmarking sites online.  You may also be familiar with Stumbleupon or Reddit.  Use these services to organize information you come across, discover new information, and share information with friends and fellow students.  For more information, you may want to visit our Social Bookmarking subject guide.  Note:  The Carmichael Library does not control the content of this feed.

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