3 Tap Dance Music Sources You Should Try!

Posted on December 3rd, 2007 in by Terrence Taps

As tap dancers we require a steady diet of new music to stay healthy!

The problem is, new CD’s often retail for as much as $9.99 when first released, an amount that can quickly add up to strain the typical dancer’s budget.

You can sometimes get good deals online, but the cost of shipping can quickly turn that into no deal at all.

You may be saying…But I download all of my music!

The problem with MP3 services such as iTunes is that it can then be very difficult to find new and unique music.

It’s time consuming to scroll through iTunes, sampling music in hopes of finding something that speaks to your creativity. Plus, you only get to listen to 30 seconds of each track.

If you’re like me, 30 seconds is not nearly enough time for me to decide if I am “feeling” a song and want to dance to it.

Luckily, there are places online that make it easier than ever for tap dancers to get the music we need without going bankrupt!

Check these 3 out!


7-day Free trial of Napster

You may remember Napster from it’s early days as a file-sharing service that was eventually ruled to be illegal.

Nowadays, Napster is home to one of the best deals on the Internet for purchasing music. For just $12.95 a month (the cost of one CD in the store) you are granted unlimited downloads, to your computer, of over a million songs.

For an additional $5.00 a month, you will be able to download the songs from your computer to your MP3 player (if your player is compatible).The potential savings are astonishing!

The only downside to this plan is that if you decide to discontinue your Napster membership, your downloaded songs will no longer play.


Emusic.com is a great source for music by independent artists!

(We all know that most of the best music never makes it to radio circulation.)

Now you can find hidden gems while promoting a deserving artist. With eMusic’s free trial you get 25 free music downloads that you own, even if you don’t decide to become a paid subscriber!

RhapsodyRhapsody is a subscription service that is similar to Napster’s service. For a monthly membership fee you can download unlimited songs from their huge library.

Add on Rhapsody-To-Go to download tracks to your compatible MP3 player. As with Napster, if you terminate your membership your tracks will no longer play.

You are allowed to listen to 25 full songs a month before you even sign up for anything. You also receive access to their streaming music services at no charge.

Try all three of these to see what works best for you.

Each site offers a free trial so you really have nothing to lose!

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  1. on January 10th, 2008 at 10:59 am

    […] Where To Find Tap Dancing Music! […]

  2. Joan said,

    on December 20th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    I am looking for tap dance music called “Boogie Tap”. Al Gilbert used this music for one of his dances. I will need to hear it to know it is the right one, the one I need. Thanks for your assistance.
    Joan

  3. Simon said,

    on July 17th, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    hi – I was wondering if you would review my website on “Tap Dance Songs”?
    My site is basically a growing selection of music for dancers to use, and most of the tracks are unique.
    There will be about 150 new tracks added over the next month.
    Please give me your feedback, my site is at http://Www.dancefestivalmusic.co.uk
    Thanks

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