What is Music Without Lyrics?

Favorite Song

Take your favorite song. Remove the lyrics. Play only up to thirty seconds of the song. Listener must be able to guess. (3.5 Stars)

Audio in all honesty is kicking my ass.  I’m super interested in audio and find it fascinating, however as I have continued to work with it this week I have realized it is not something that I am naturally strong in by any means. As with a lot of different free programs Audacity is not the most user friendly software.  I had a very difficult time uploading my finished audio clip to anything.  SoundCloud wouldn’t let me upload the clip because it caught the Copyright of the song and then when I tried to directly upload the audio clip to WordPress I received an error message and it wouldn’t allow me to upload it.  Because of all those obstacles I decided that the easiest way to embed the audio in my blog would be to just upload it to Youtube and then embed it into this post.


I labeled the song 1996 because that was the year it came out.  I have quite the affinity for late 90s alternative.  I feel like everyone should be able to guess this song, especially if you had older siblings.

To Start I imported the mp3 into Audacity.


I then Clicked on the drop down menu circle in this photograph and clicked split the stereo track

drop menu

I then clicked on the top track and then went to the effect menu (circled here) and clicked inverse


I then trimmed down the audio to 30 second by selecting the portion I wanted and then used ctrl-t to trim everything else that wasn’t selected.


After the top track was trimmed I changed both audio to tracks to mono in the drop down menu circled.


Finally I exported the audio to my desktop. When using SoundCloud or importing straight onto WordPress didn’t work I used an online movie maker Kizoa.

I uploaded all of the screenshots of my process to run as a slideshow

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I went to music and then to my music at the bottom left and uploaded my mp3 clips

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I then put the photos in order by putting them in the slides at the bottom

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I then clicked the save button


I decided to just have the software upload the video to Youtube rather than downloading it and then re-uploading it to YouTube.

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I then embedded the Youtube Video into this post.

Comment with your guesses for this song!



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