5. Playing with Playlists

Whether you want mellow music or a danceable party mix, you can create a playlist that matches your mood. iTunes offers several kinds of playlists; this chapter covers them all.

iTunes gives you several ways to gather songs together into playlists. You can pick and choose the tracks you want by hand, set up an ever-changing automatic mix, or have iTunes find songs that will go great together.

This chapter is all about playlists, from the basics of setting up a playlist and listening to its tunes, to using iTunes’ cool automatic playlists: the iTunes DJ, which creates a live mix (and takes requests); smart playlists, which scour your music library to find songs that match criteria you set up; and Genius playlists and ...

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