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.
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:
- Download the songs from our email by clicking the download links & unzipping the files on your phone.
- Download the mp3 app
- Allow the app permission to access songs from your device.
- They should automatically appear.
In some ways, Youtube Music is the easiest option on all devices across the board, but there is one downside – it doesn’t let you download duplicate songs at all. This may not seem like a big deal, but it might be really frustrating for the way our Yearly program is set up. Read carefully to decide if it will work for you.
Our weekly playlist is organized such that you can see all the songs in a row: Week 1 Bible, Week 1 English, Week 1 Latin, Week 1 Math, Week 1 Science. Then the same thing for Week 2 Bible, Week 2 English, etc. (image below)
Certain songs repeat throughout the year. For example, there is one song for Psalm Chapter 1 – it is scheduled for the first 6 weeks of the program since there are 6 verses. BUT Youtube Music automatically deletes duplicate music files. As you can see in the picture below, Youtube Music (left) is missing the Week 1 Bible, Week 2 Bible, Week 3 Bible, etc. This may or may not bother you… After all, you still have access to that Bible song for Psalm 1! It’s in the Bible album that comes with your download & Youtube did allow it to import one time on Week 5.
But you’d have to use the printable guide to make sure you play the duplicates even when they’re not in order on your playlist list.
For some people, that will be super annoying because you rely on the playlist to have all 5 subject songs each week. Haha that’s me!! For those of us who really want it all aligned with the program, try the other apps for your device above.
Click here for –> Youtube Instructions Step by Step
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, and it should automatically sync across your devices.