Music/techy question from Dinosaur

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I think it is time I dragged myself further into the 21st century. I seem to have most of the right equipment but no children in the house with the time to show me how best to use it all. Most of my music is still on CD - yes I did progress from Vinyl but not much further!
I have laptop (with no bluetooth), mobile phone (with bluetooth)which I only use for phone/texting and is on Pay as you go, an MP3 player from many years ago abandoned because it was small and fiddly and came with headphones. My recent gadget is a lovely Sony radio/music player that has modern fittings and Bluetooth.

I did upload one or two CDs on Amazon but have never played and them and don't have proper speakers on my laptop.

So the question is - where do I start, what do I need, how do I do it?!!!!!!!!!!!

Any suggestions gratefully received.
Answer from another Dinosaur - suggest you try asking the guys at PC World, I've always found them very helpful !
I find tuning my little analogue radio to Classic FM provides me with all the music I need!! :)

PS. I caused an outburst of disbelieving laughter from my son when I called my little radio my 'tranny'..... He couldn't believe it used to mean 'Transistor Radio'...... :) :)

PSS - you can get Classic FM on the telly as well, on some weird way off the end of the spectrum radio channel, something like 756 on the Freeview box (if that's any help)

PPPS - And you can pick it up on the lap top. But it will use up bandwidth if that's an issue for you.

PPPPS - I too, once had a tiny little 'listening to thingy' that my son loaded with lots of music and podcasts off the laptop, but it's gone missing. It will probably resurface in an ancient make-up bag or unused handbag or something. It was tiny, and I could never make it work properly as you had to slide fingers across a minute screen.It was very good when I could work it, though. I do rather miss it....it was great in the car when there was nothing decent on the radio to listen to.
jenny lucas wrote:I find tuning my little analogue radio to Classic FM provides me with all the music I need!! :)
Plus all the sloppy adverts and silly presentation voices. :lol:

Radio 3 has no adverts.
Voices are very slightly more intelligent . :)
Hi ,don't know what you want to do ,you can put your CDs on your laptop ,then if you get an Ipod you can put them on that from the laptop.
Thanks- don't think I know either yet David :lol: It would be nice to play some music on my new sony radio thingumby bob. I'm afraid I have radio 4 on mostly in the car so music doesn't feature much at the moment.

Jenny - I had to go back even earlier than trannys when I was talking to Dad the other day- Wireless it is and I'm not talking wifi here :lol: Just a useless fact to put things in his timeline. He didn't have a radio (I mean wireless!) in the house until he was 18 and made his own crystal set.
susieq wrote:Answer from another Dinosaur - suggest you try asking the guys at PC World, I've always found them very helpful !
Thanks Sue- the knack is finding an assistant- a very rare breed indeed in PC World down here.
Henrietta,

You obviously have the same branch of PC World as me!

I'm no expert but try downloading Spotify - works pretty well on my Ipad and you can try it for free:

https://play.spotify.com/
It depends what you want to do or listen to. Spotify without adverts needs a subscription. Can you play your CDs on your Sony?. Does it have a socket for memory stick? Do you want to buy new music as digital downloads?
Have you thought of Internet radio?
Sorry, too many questions!
thank you very much for all your suggestions- I will try and have a think next week what it is I am actualy trying to do - there will probably be more questions!