How to learn Spanish with music
There are various ways you can use music to work on your Spanish.
Pronunciation: sing along, making a special effort to mimic the singer's pronunciation as closely as possible.
Listening comprehension: listen as many times as you need to in order to make sense of the lyrics.
Grammar and vocabulary: write down the lyrics and highlight any tricky vocabulary and grammar so that you can look it up.
LyricsTraining is an ingenious way to gamify your Spanish by listening to music. Start by choosing a game mode (beginner, intermediate, advanced, expert) and then listen to the song while typing the missing lyrics. You can just challenge yourself or create a free account to play against others.
With a bit of googling, you can find thousands upon thousands of Spanish music videos for just about any genre you can think of. Here are a few links to help you get started.
- Billboard - Top Latin Songs
- Shazam - Spain's Top 100 Songs
- Top-40Charts: Spain
- YouTube - Top 500 Most Popular Spanish Songs of All Time
1 Ludke KM, Ferreira F, Overy K. (2014). "Singing can facilitate foreign language learning," Memory & Cognition, Jan 2014, p. 41-52