My iPod is synced with iTunes on the iBook. I drive back and forth to Marble Falls everyday. That’s a good two hours of music listenen’ every day. I try to rate every song as I hear it on the iPod.
I have a smart playlist in iTunes named “Top Shuffle” that contains songs with a rating of three stars or higher. I sync the iPod shuffle to the “Top Shuffle” playlist. That way only what I consider good songs are on the shuffle, therefore I don’t have to fast forward very often.
Rating music in iTunes is a great way to gid rid of music that’s hogging space on the iBook’s hard drive. Next I’ll create a smart playlist in iTunes that contains songs with one star. Review and delete.