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My tips for finding resources :D
August 27, 2011
03:58
logie100
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Hey guys, I wanna share my tips for finding authentic foreign language resources :)

Tip #1 is about how to find music you like in a foreign language:

What you do, is go on youtube, change the langauge and country to the language you learn and country which your foreign language is spoken in. Then search "new music 2011"  in that language, ex. " Nueva musica 2011". You should find plenty of music, some videos are even mixes of the years best songs, all in one video :D

Once you find a song that you really like, click on the username of the top commenter and go through their favourites, if they liked that song enough to comment on it, surely they will have other songs that you like too, right? Ive done this many times and havent been dissapointed laugh

 

Tip #2 is an easy way to get podcasts in your foreign language.

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Al you need to do is go to the Itunes store, look for a circular flag ( picture above shows you where it is wink) , click it, and change it to the flag that represents the language/country of podcasts you want. This changes it so all the songs/pocasts are mostly in the language you want, all you have to do now is find a free podcast and download it :)

 

I hope these tips are useful

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August 27, 2011
06:10
NKellyEmerald
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These are good tips! Didn't know about the iTunes flag thing, must look for that. Also, if you use the YouTube method (or if you already know of a band you already like), Last.fm is a great place to find other similar bands/singers. Just go to Last.fm, type in the name of the band you already know into the search, and once you've found them, there is a 'Similar Artists' tab. It will have loads there to choose from! I've found 3 really good Spanish bands in the last week alone thanks to that website! wink

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August 27, 2011
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logie100
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ah cool :) well I find youtube has more versitallity.

What kind of spanish music do you like? I love spanish music and I know some bands that arent that known to the common spanish learner, but certainly well known in the countries they come from, and I'd love to share them with people :)

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August 27, 2011
21:05
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Ehh, I'll listen to most things, really! I'm listening to Vetusta Morla, Supersubmarina and Twelve Dolls at the moment, but I'm expanding my playlist all the time! wink

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August 28, 2011
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Okay Ill give you some artists :)

Camila, fave song by them is " mientes" a really awesome mexican with romanticy type songs.

Luis Enrique, salsa singer, fave song is " locos los dos"  , this is really good dance music :)

Pedro Capo , fave song "Que más" , this guy is really funky :)

Las Pastillas del Abuelo, fave song " Princesa" , this is a nice band from Argentina.

 

Hope you check them out, you wont be let down.

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August 28, 2011
23:19
NKellyEmerald
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Thanks! I'll give them a look-see! laugh

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