How to DIY

Building your library

Find the individual's favourite music - Make a discussion about it.  Some ideas of questions to ask:
  • Do you have any records/cds/tapes that are your favourites?  Where are they?
  • Can you hum any of your favourite songs?
  • What songs did you sing to your children?
  • What do you listen to when to want to relax?
  • What songs make you feel happy?

Download iTunes and set up an account:

  • This will hold your library (music, audio books, old-time radio programs, etc.)
  • You can create a variety of playlists

Add songs to your library:

  • Try to aim for 80 - 100 songs (our iPod Shuffles hold approximately 300 songs)
  • You can use your own personal collection and burn to computer or utilize the iTunes Store

Download a PDF document with links to tutorials on how to use iTunes, burn CDs, etc.

Ideas for building your library

  • Sample 90 second clips for free before purchasing.  This is good if you aren't sure you want to purchase a song.
  • The 'Genius' feature on iTunes will link you to songs similar to those already selected.
  • Try a 'best of' compilation of a favourite artist

Last Updated: 11/08/2017