Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Where Have I Heard That Before #edtech

This 365 project is getting harder day by day.  Especially now that school is back in session.  I'm hoping to get a double post in this week so this doesn't turn into an "almost" 365 project.  But for now I want to share, WhoSampled with you.  Yesterday, I was listening to some "Hip Hop" to get me through the day and one song was sampling something that I knew I recognized from the 80's but I couldn't put my finger on it.  I threw out a request for help on Facebook and  within a few hours had my answer it was a sample of Yazoo's: Don't Go. "Remember that?  So, I started thinking I probably could have "Googled" the name of the song I heard the sample in with the word sampling and come up with my answer.  But there has to be an easier way, and there is!  It's called WhoSampled.  This is an amazing site. You can search for any artist and discover if they have any songs that sample or cover other artists or if they have been sampled or covered themselves.  The best part is they tell you exactly where in the song the sample starts and where in the original it can be found. WhoSampled also shows a youtube video of each song for easy access.  WhoSampled is a great tool for music history classes but may also spark conversation about copyright law.  So, can you use WhoSampled to find what artist sampled Don't Go?


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