Help Downloading – How to Get Musical Memory Work Songs on Your Phone

You can play these songs however you want – any app/ device or burn your own CD if you want! Do whatever feels easiest to you. (We do hope to get CDs in the shop soon!)

But we have a suggestion. If you want to be able to play these songs through your phone, you’ll need an mp3 player app. 

We have found that accessing mp3 files in some subscription based music apps seems really difficult. (I’m looking at you, Spotify.)

So, we dug around and found some other options.

There are approximately 130 songs in the week-by-week playlist for your school year. Plus, your Yearly Album comes with 5 different individual subject albums too, each with 5-30 songs. There are a handful of phone apps that will let you import one song at a time, but I assume you don’t want to click each individual song from all those albums to get them on your phone. 🙃

All the options below allow you to get an entire album of Musical Memory Work on your phone! This page is constantly evolving. If you find another great option, contact me & let me know.

Best iPhone App

CloudBeats (iOS) – The one-time purchase version of this app allows you to get entire albums on your device. It’s $6.99 and worth the price. (None of the free iPhone apps I’ve tried work well.)

The main advantages of Cloudbeats are:

  • You can import entire albums of audio files – Musical Memory & other homeschooling audio files
  • If you use CloudBeats for homeschooling audio, you won’t have it mixed in with all the streaming music like you would on Youtube Music.

Click here for –> Video tutorial of how to get the songs in Cloudbeats.

Or if you’re more of a pictures/ words person, here are written instructions with pictures for getting your Musical Memory songs in CloudBeats with an iPhone.

Android App

The 3 apps Android users have said they like best are Musixmatch, and Music Speed Changer: Audipo, and Music Player: MP3 player

For the Android apps, here are the steps you follow:

  1. Download the songs from our email by clicking the download links & unzipping the files on your phone.
  2. Download the mp3 app
  3. Allow the app permission to access songs from your device.
  4. They should automatically appear.

Youtube Music

In some ways, Youtube Music is the easiest option on all devices across the board, but sometimes it won’t let you download duplicate songs. If you look carefully at the images below, you’ll see that Youtube is missing Week 1 and 2 “bible” because the program did not let me download the same Bible song multiple times. That may or may not bother you.

Personally, I prefer cloudbeats because I like the weekly playlist to be a no-brainer and because I like most of my homeschool audio contained in one app!

Bottom line: Youtube Music (left) is extremely easy to download the songs but it might automatically delete duplicate song files, depending on your device, so your week by week playlist might be missing some of the duplicates. Then you’d just have to figure out for yourself if it works for you! (You can just look at the printed guide though and figure out which songs to play!! The non-duplicates may not bother you.)

Click here for –> Youtube Instructions Step by Step

Apple Music

You can follow a similar process as described above with Youtube Music for Apple Music, only if you are a paid Apple Music subscriber. You open Apple Music on your computer, import the downloaded files to Apple Muisc, and it should automatically sync across your devices.