Music tips

Don’t mess up your recommendations

As YouTube Music is about getting personalized music, giving it to someone may mess up all your recommendations. It may not be a big deal but can spoil the experience of using these streaming services. You can actually lend to someone by tweaking a few settings > privacy and location > and pausing watch history and search history. By that, YouTube Music will stop recording your activities and it will not affect your recommendations. You can also improve your recommendations any time by going to YouTube Music settings > Improve your recommendations and selecting the language and favorite artists. It will reload your homepage with the selected adjustments.

Use Playlists as Alarm

With the help of the Google Clock app, you can use songs and playlists from Youtube Music. You can either choose normal playlists or even your personalized playlists. All you need to do is, open the Google clock app > set alarm > set the alarm sound and you can see the option called Youtube Music where you can select songs or playlists. My better recommendation is not to set your personalized playlists as Alarm, or else you’ll start hating your favorite songs.

Collaborate with others

You may already know that you can share your playlist by just clicking on the three-dot menu and “Share” to share the link of your playlist. People with the link can listen to your playlist and even the songs in the playlist will get updated when you update the Playlist. But they cannot add songs to it. Now you can make the playlist collaborative so that both of you can add songs into it. To make the playlist collaborative, open the playlist, click on the edit playlist icon and now make the Privacy option to “unlisted”, so that it will make the playlist public but only visible to the people who have the link. Now click on collaborate option beside and enable collaboration. Now you can just click the share button here to share the link to collaborate. You can still share the normal share link, people with that share link can only see at your playlist. And people with a collaboration playlist can even add songs to it.

Use Radio to get Personalised playlists

Music streaming services are not only about providing songs and popular playlists for you. They also create personalized playlists depending on your taste which makes them even more personal. You might already know there is a playlist called ‘Your mix’ which provides you endless personalized music. Though this is quite good at understanding your taste, it may not always suit your present mood. For those times, there’s another feature called Radio. You can find that feature by playing any song which you like to listen to> three-dot menu and click on start radio. This instantly creates a personalized playlist with songs that have similarities with the current song you are playing.

Build your music taste by interacting

Google does a very good job of understanding and providing the recommendations which you may like. But you can actually speed up that process by subscribing to your favorite artists and liking the songs which you like to listen to. This gives a clear idea of your taste to YouTube Music. Anyhow, YouTube Music automatically syncs with YouTube to suggest personalized songs and playlists right from the start.

Use this Extension to get Lyrics on Web

YouTube Music app has an option to show lyrics which is something web app is missing. But you can use the extension called Lyrics (YouTube / YouTube Music) to get that feature back. Just open the link and click on the “Add to Chrome” button and click on “Add extension” in the pop-up. Now just refresh the YouTube Music page and you can see a small window at the side while playing the song. Anyhow, this also applies to YouTube when you are playing any songs.

Use lyrics to search songs

There are often times when you forget the name of the song and all you remember is a few lines of lyrics. With YouTube Music, you can search for that song by typing the lyrics. Surprisingly, this feature also works well with other languages other than English. This is definitely a lifesaver when you can’t find that song running in the head. It is undoubtedly my favorite feature of YouTube Music which no other service offers.

Take breaks often

Music is subjective and you need to be as objective as possible, so let your ears have a rest as often as you need, as they WILL tire throughout a mixing session and be less reliable.

Assign keyboard shortcuts

Toggling from mono to stereo on the master channel, or solo-ing the reference track are two examples where keyboard shortcuts will save you a ton of time. Take the time to set some up that work for you.

Do the right things in the right order

Getting your audio signals travelling through the correct effects in the correct order is essential. Experiment with their order to achieve the results you want.