making a playlist of relaxing songs to go to sleep

Discussion in 'iPod' started by gregjp48, May 26, 2007.

  1. macrumors regular

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    When I'm trying to go to sleep I like to stick my ipod on shuffle.
    the problem is when I'm just about to fall asleep, my headphones scream Ride the Lightning by Metallica into my ears.
    I want to automatically make a playlist of soft music in my library.
    How would I do this? Should I buy "Tangerine!" ? Would the bpm matter, or what do all those softer acoustic songs etc. all have in common?
    Thanks a bunch :)
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    You could use the comments field and smart playlists. Add "relaxing" or something like that to the comment fields of all of the songs you want. Then make a smart playlist that chooses the songs with the word "relaxing" in the comments field.

    I do that with instrumental songs and it works quite well.
     
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    iLoveMyMBP

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    What if the song files don't include "relaxing" are there any other ways for the smart playlist to reconize relaxing chilled out songs??
     
  4. macrumors 68000

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    Go to iTunes, Ctrl+Click a song, select "Get Info", select "info", and then in the "comments field" put "relaxing" or "sleep" or something like that. It's all done by user preference.
     
  5. macrumors G3

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    Try these podcasts:

    Dave's Lounge
    The Chillcast

    They talk a little bit, but one can still fall asleep.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

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    i wanted to have this done automatically, without going through all my music manually and selecting which ones are good for relaxation.
    I'd use tangerine, but I must have tried it before because my trial is expired, and I don't want to buy it until I know it works well for the purpose..

    Anyone know of freeware bpm analyzers?
     
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    WillJS

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    In iTunes you could just find songs you want to listen to at night and add them to a playlist.
     

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