The iPod app on your iPad is built with audio in mind, and it lets you crank music, music videos, audiobooks, and podcasts. If you have a fast Wi-Fi connection going (a 3G cellular connection will do in a pinch), you can even use your iPad to purchase music directly from the iTunes Store (tap the iTunes icon in the Home screen). Playing the track you want is a snap on your iPad: Tap iPod, tap a browse button, locate the track, and then tap it. However, your iPad is more than a simple tap-and-play device, and the following sections show you how to take advantage of some of the iPad's more useful audio features.
Getting iTunes Audio Ready for Your iPad 178
Syncing Music and Other Audio Content 182
Getting More Out of Your iPad's Audio Features 188
Although you can purchase and download songs directly from the iTunes Store on your iPad, I'm going to assume that the vast majority of your music library is cooped up on your Mac or PC, and that you're going to want to transfer that music to your iPad. Or perhaps I should say that you're going to want to transfer some of that music to the iPad. Most of us now have multi-gigabyte music collections, so depending on the storage capacity of your iPad (and the amount of other content you've stuffed into it, particularly videos and movies), it's ...