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Relaxing Dinner Music

Updated on November 25, 2014

A Peaceful Way to End the Day!

You've worked a long hard day either in an office, at home, or on the road. You drive through busy streets or speeding cars on the highway. You stop at the market for some groceries, swing by the high school to pick up your daughter, drive over to the library to drop off some books, race over to the ball field to pick up your son, then head home.

Time to relax now? No, of course not! You have hungry kids who are demanding an answer that all important question, "What's for dinner?" You send them off to work on their homework while you scramble around trying to make a balanced meal and set the table. Then your spouse walks in the door, also tired and hungry, but gives you a hand getting dinner on the table and calling the kids back to eat.

Everyone's exhausted but still bouncing around with all the "stuff" going on around you. How can you relax a bit to calm your mind and adreneline rush of the day? What can help the family glide into a more peaceful mood?

What if you crave a special meal alone with someone important to you? What can you add to make the time memorable? Or, what if you wish to establish a special tone at mealtime? What about if you wanted to create a certain atmosphere for an international meal? Having some friends over for a dinner and hope to set a comfortable feeling for them? What can even help you digest that delicious food better?

I am suggesting listening to some beautiful dinner music to create the mood of your meal - however you wish it to be!! My fellow Rocket Moms here on Squidoo have created numerous tasty food lenses (webpages) on a huge variety of foods! There are meats, veggies, salads, side dishes, casseroles, desserts galore, and more to help you make a fantastic meal. So, as a professional musician who has performed for many people at banquets, weddings, receptions, and other dinner parties, I decided to contribute by giving suggestions of music you may enjoy listening to during your everyday and special dinners.

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  • Choose music that is in the mood you want to be in at the end of your meal!
  • Instrumental music without lyrics may work better if your family or guests want to focus on their conversations more.
  • The age span of your family or guests is important to consider. What is relaxing for your teen may not be the same as for Grandpa.
  • Consider the purpose of your music when deciding. The reasons that you want dinner music will help you determine the type that would be best.
  • If the meal is international or cultural based, choose music with an ethnic flavor.
  • If your meal is part of a holiday celebration, then choose some songs of the season, of course!

    ~ Religious holiday? Consider music that is meaningful to your faith.

    ~ Valentine's Day? Turn the lights down low with some romantic music and pucker up! ;)

    ~ Other National Holiday? Share your country's loyalty by playing some patriotic music.

    ~ Etcetera ...

  • Think about preferred styles of music along with the favorite artists of your diners when making your selection.
  • You may want to consider turning the music down softly in order to make it easier to hear one another in conversations.
  • You may want to consider turning the music up if your children are arguing about whose turn it is to do the dishes. Then you can peacefully smile across the table at your spouse without hearing them yell. Just kidding ... uhm ... sort of! :)
  • Overall, choose something that fits the style and mood of your guests.

    ~ If they need to relax, choose quiet calming music.

    ~ If it is a celebration, pick upbeat happy music.

    ~ If it is for family, consider all the members tastes (for food and for music!)

Musical Styles

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Classical music is sometimes thought of for formal occasions only, but it works for everyday situations as well. Besides projecting a relaxing essence, classical music has been proven to have many other benefits to the mind and soul. Numerous studies have researched the effects of this great music! It is believed that music increases brain functions and intelligence! What do you think of that? It's the all-in-one phenomina ~ beautiful listening, brain boosting, and relaxing. Calming music is also thought to assist the body in the digestive process!

Listen to some music! It is healthy for you!

Bach, Mozart, & Beethoven? - This recording has them all along with many more famous composers and pieces!

The 99 Most Essential Pieces of Classical Music
The 99 Most Essential Pieces of Classical Music

Many people have a favorite composer that touches their heart, but if you like a variety of pieces and style periods or if you are unsure what classical music to pick, this recording has some of the most delightful classics from the greatest masters of music! This MP3 allows you to download all 99 selections or to choose just the ones you love the best! (The full set is a really good deal compared to choosing individual pieces.) Enjoy listening to unforgettable music from: Bach, Beethoven, Brahmns, Clark, Debussy, Dvorak, Gershwin, Grieg, Handel, Haydn, Holst, Mozart, Orff, Pachelbel, Saint Saens, Schumann, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, an others.

 

Ludwig Van Beethoven
Beethoven is a name almost everyone recognizes throughout the world despite their age, location, or culture. What makes this man's music stand out so clearly...

Antonio Vivaldi ~ Baroque Composer
Does listening to music of Vivaldi put a "Spring" in your step? Does his music warm your heart like the "Summer" sun? Fall ("Autumn&...

Mellow Out with Soft Jazz

Jazz Moods: Dinner By Candlelight
Jazz Moods: Dinner By Candlelight

Jazz Music of Many Artists - Jazz music has a special way of speaking to the soul in a wonderful way. The chord structures have a comfortable familiarity, while the solos carry something fresh and new. Listening to it helps unwind your mind and body to relax after a busy day.

 

Smooth Jazz with Stan Getz

Bossas And Ballads: The Lost Sessions
Bossas And Ballads: The Lost Sessions

The music flows beautiful from his tenor saxophone to your soul. Truly a way to relax the body and mind. Listening samples are provided at the link.

 
Music by Candlelight!
Music by Candlelight!

Romantic Music for Your Loved One

Imagine ... the tasty aroma of your loved one's favorite meal, the table decorated with a beautiful bouquet of flowers, the room dimly lit by candlelight. So what is missing? Romantic music, of course! Music adds so much to one's emotions and helps bring the senses alive. Play your favorite love songs or songs that have meant something special to your relationship to remind your loved one how much you love them!

Ultimate Love Songs

Ultimate Love Songs
Ultimate Love Songs

This lovely collection is filled with wonderfully romantic music from Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross, Gloria Estefan, Michael Bolton, Willie Nelson, Cyndi Lauper, Bonnie Tyler, Paul Young, Gregory Abbott, Regina Belle, Dan Hill, Vonda Shepard, REO Speedwagon, Dan Fogelberg, Bad English, Mike Reno, Ann Wilson, Surface, Bangles, and Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes

 

Recipes for Meals & Music

Dinners for Two: Cookbook with Music CD
Dinners for Two: Cookbook with Music CD

Find a fabulous recipe in this cookbook which features "recipes from the finest country inns", then make your meal a little extra special by playing the accompanying classical music CD!

 

Ethnic Music

Cultural Meals

So much fun!

Everyone has some special recipes that have been passed down from their parents and grandparents that take them to their cultural roots. When eating one of these favorite meals, why not listen to some music from that country? Create moods of your loved family and cozy home! It can really make one feel soothed, and take one's mind off of the busy day.

What if you like eating food from many cultures or are an "American Mutt" (a delightful blend of ethnic ancestry) as I am? Then have fun with your meals! While preparing a great variety of foods and styles from all over the world, enjoying listening to music from that country! There are some songs and instruments that you immediately know where they are from as soon as you hear them. They have a special ability to almost take you to that place when you listen. Just think of the music you would hear at your favorite ethnic restaurants. These wonderful places create a certain mood with their combination of food, atmosphere, and music. Don't forget to decorate and dress for the culture along with saying a few words in the appropriate language! :)

Mexican Music Fiesta! - Make your dinner a party!

Host Your Own Mexican Evening: Includes Fun-packed Audio Cd with Music and Games (It's a Dinner Party Pack)
Host Your Own Mexican Evening: Includes Fun-packed Audio Cd with Music and Games (It's a Dinner Party Pack)

Create a special evening!! ~ The exciting kit below contains: an audio CD ( La Bamba; The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Theme; The magnificent Seven; Guantanamera); "games to play: CD Quizzes; Mexican trivia; memory games, activity games, and dice games. Host guide to introduction to the history and culture of Mexico, Regional Recipes, Invitations, name tags, plus Snip n Play games sheet."

 
Mexico
Mexico

Putumayo World Music presents 13 traditional songs from Mexico from various artists. Listen to sample by clicking the picture.

 
Dinner In Italy
Dinner In Italy

Transport yourself mentally to a classic cafe in Italy or to your favorite Italian restaurant right from your dining room with this soothing collection of songs. Click on the picture below, then listen to the music with your eyes closed. Can you see amazing scenes from Italy in your mind? Can you smell delicious sauces, pastas, and breads under your nose? Are you feeling more relaxed? See what the power of music can do!!

Listening to these beautiful Italian tunes for mandolin orchestra and guitar will create a wonderful atmosphere for fine dining in your home or anywhere!

 
Cafe Parisien: Chansons, Accordions, Croissants: 25 Original French Accordion Songs
Cafe Parisien: Chansons, Accordions, Croissants: 25 Original French Accordion Songs

Whether you would like a croissant and cafe du lait, a warm, creamy quiche, or crepe du jour, this music from France makes you feel like you are sitting at a beautiful outside cafe with a view of the Eiffel Tower!

 

Holiday Music

Halloween Music

The Classical Halloween Collection - Classical Music of Doom, Dread and all things Wicked!
The Classical Halloween Collection - Classical Music of Doom, Dread and all things Wicked!

I'm usually not much into Halloween type things, but as a classical musician, I could not help but get excited about the collection of music on this CD! It features 50 popular classical pieces that demonstrate darker music in minor keys and abstract harmonies such as Carmina Burana, Toccata and Fugue in D Minor for Organ, Main Theme from Halloween, Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta (as heard in The Shining), The Rite of Spring: The Sacrifice, A Night on the Bare Mountain, Suite Gothique, Requiem Mass, The Ride of the Valkyries, Pictures at an Exhibition: The Gnome, The Goldberg Variations (as heard in The Silence of the Lambs), The Firebird Symphonic Suite, A Casket made of Cypress Wood, Masonic Funeral Music for Orchestra, Requiem Mass in D Minor, Danse Macabre, Pictures At An Exhibition (Catacombs), Don Giovanni (Don Juan), The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Halloween, Symphonie Fantastique, The Planets, Psycho - Suite for Strings: The Murder, and Totentanz (Dance of Death). There are also a few pieces that seemed out of place ... i.e. the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy ... like what's with that? Anyway, good stuff for background music at your dinner party for a small price.

 
Essential Halloween - 50 Scary Songs
Essential Halloween - 50 Scary Songs

Pros of this recording: There are 50 great songs that you and your guests will recognize and enjoy for a holiday meal or party. Cons: They are all performed by cover artists instead of the original artists. Well done, but if you have a favorite artist for a song, it can be frustrating. So, why am I still listing this? This was the best recording of so many cool songs in one place that along with the economical price, it is a good deal. Songs include: This Is Halloween, Thriller, Monster Mash, Theme From The Addams Family, Ghostbusters, A Nightmare On My Street, Pet Sematary, I Put A Spell On You, Theme from Psycho - Prelude / The Murder, The Time Warp, Witch Queen Of New Orleans, Little Shop Of Horrors, I'm Your Boogie Man, Theme From The Munsters, There's A Ghost In My House, They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-haaa!, Witchy Woman, Devil Went Down To Georgia, Theme From Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Theme From Halloween, Purple People Eater, Love Potion No. 9, Disco Inferno, Devil With The Blue Dress On, Black Magic Woman, Wooly Bully, Splish Splash, Rock Lobster, Somebody's Watching Me, You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch, Abracadabra, and Ghost Riders In The Sky.

 

Thanksgiving Dinner Music

We Gather Together: 14 Thanksgiving Hymns
We Gather Together: 14 Thanksgiving Hymns

It took me a long while to find something I would want to play at my Thanksgiving meal gatherings. Many "Thanksgiving Music" recordings were great songs, but were more of the classical style - which I truly enjoy, but this collection touched me with traditional hymns that remind me of why I am thankful. Music is recorded by bluegrass musician, Craig Duncan, but are done with gentleness and simplicity on quite string instruments. Songs included are: We Gather Together, Count Your Blessings, Simple Gifts, This Is My Father's World, Come Ye Thankful People, Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing, All Things Bright And Beautiful, Faith Of Our Fathers, Showers Of Blessings, A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, For The Beauty Of The Earth, How Great Thou Art, Now Thank We All Our God, and Doxology. You may listen to samples of each song to hear if it is what you have in mind for your meal.

 

Christmas Music

That's Christmas To Me
That's Christmas To Me

It's always fun at holiday dinner parties to have meaningful music playing in the background or to sing along with. This recording by the modern accapella group Pentatonix will be enjoyed by all ages because of their amazing vocal harmonies mixed with fun! Songs included are: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, White Winter Hymnal, Sleigh Ride, Winter Wonderland / Don't Worry Be Happy, That's Christmas to Me, Mary, Did You Know?, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Silent Night, and Let It Go (Bonus Track).

 

Pentatonix

What do you think?

Does dinner music make a difference in your mood and dining pleasure?

~ Flautist ~ Pamela ~

If you live a few hours within the vacinity of Philadelphia and would like live classical and Christian music for your special event,

please leave me a message by clicking on my avatar picture, then clicking on "Contact Me"

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I would love to provide music for you.

Do you have a favorite piece of music to listen to while you are dining? - Enjoy your meals!

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      Sylvia 2 years ago from Corpus Christi, Texas

      It's not often we think of enjoying music with our meals anymore. What a great reminder! No more TV news during dinner for me! Time for my favorite classical music.

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      JoyfulPamela2 4 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      @Srena44: Thank you!

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      Srena44 5 years ago

      great lens

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      Srena44 5 years ago

      great lens

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      Last Minute Musicians 5 years ago from London, UK

      nice job!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      great lens

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      Gabriel360 5 years ago

      Great lens! Good job!

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      any Mozart - any time any place - but I love the cello for dinning

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      AG 1984 5 years ago

      Great lens!

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      Reddawg2012 5 years ago

      Hi. Thanks for creating this interesting, informative lens. I like to have soft, relaxing music playing during dinner, most of the time. Peace.

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      I like soft Jazz or soft Rock - I just listen to those types of radio stations (since I also want to hear the traffic / weather reports). Great lens - many folks forget how enjoyable music is while they eat.

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      Helene-Malmsio 5 years ago

      A fun lens with some great suggestions for dinner music - I must broaden my dining tastes past the "easy listening" genre I tend to play currently!

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      eblack88 lm 5 years ago

      Not a favorite - just something relaxing.

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      daftrude 5 years ago

      Not necessarily, but I like the idea of it. Romantical. :P

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      VeseliDan 5 years ago

      I like to listen to relaxing music, but I don't have a favorite piece of music.

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      Annamadagan 5 years ago

      I like listening to music, and listening during meals, is fun too! Nice lens!

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      baby-strollers 5 years ago

      Yeah, I generally prefer Beethoven with my dinner.

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      streamline lm 5 years ago

      Hi,

      Very nice lens!

      God Bless you & Merry Christmas

      'D'

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      cwkerns lm 5 years ago

      Great lens, I really enjoyed it. I don't really have a favorite piece of music to listen to while dining but rather more of a style. I prefer orchestrated romantic or classical music.

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      Great suggestions - thank you.

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      WoodlandBard 6 years ago

      Wonderful new ideas and reminders of music genres that enhance a meal. Music that enhances the culture that a recipe comes from I think often completes setting and mood. Love songs also very personal. Know your guest or guests well in advance if you can :-) ... to help you select the most comforting mood.

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      WriterJanis2 6 years ago

      No favorite. It all depends on the meal, where I'm at and whom I'm with.

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      squidshe 6 years ago

      I like listening to classical music while dining.

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      sarcazm lm 6 years ago

      I love some soft music that will help me ease out of the stressful day.

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      ClassyStuff 6 years ago

      I like something quiet and relaxing...nothing in particular. This is a well written lens!

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      Juarez1 6 years ago

      Awesome Lens. Great topic and structure. You should check out these websites, as i found them helpful and infomative.

      http://www.chrisitianbooks-music.us/

      https://hubpages.com/literature/christian-books-an...

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      RuthieDenise 6 years ago

      Very well written lens. I love this one.

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      sushilkin lm 6 years ago

      Thanks for Sharing informative lens !!

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      Bercton1 6 years ago

      I love relaxing music especially instrumental! Nice theme and good lens!

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      sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      my choice is 'something quiet and relaxing'. thanks for sharing this beautifully constructed lens. nice presentation. ~blessed~

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      seosrija 6 years ago

      Ya. I agree with you a soft romantic music with dinner can wipe your every pain of life.

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      imolaK 6 years ago

      I like to listen quiet and relaxing music. Blessed.

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      Ann Conger 6 years ago from Alabama

      I like to listen to country music You can find slow, fast, and acoustic

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      Patbinc 6 years ago

      I like listening to gospel music over dinner; makes me grateful for whatever is on the table and helps me remember and pray for those who lack. Thanks for sharing this.

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      breannedodds 6 years ago

      I listen to whatever's on the radio, country, pop, rock, anything. All that music is relaxing to me.

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 6 years ago from Michigan

      Can't really go wrong with Bach or Mozart.

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      gogolf162 6 years ago

      I like to listen to Mozart while I eat dinner.

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      Marcia 6 years ago from England

      Great lens, music and food always go together and I think it depends on two things; your guests and your mood.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      No, it varies.

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      gogolf162 6 years ago

      I like to listen to Mozart when I eat.

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      queenmbeautycosmetics 6 years ago

      Loves it! :-)

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      gogolf162 6 years ago

      I tend to like classical music when I am eating but it also depends upon my mood.

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      bubblylittlepri 6 years ago

      Never tried playing music during dinner~I'll go and try it out:)

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      Sara Valor 6 years ago from Breezy Hills

      I like all sorts of music, if it sounds good I like it.

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      ltraider 6 years ago

      You've inspired me. I pledge to play relaxing music at supper all week. Cool lens.

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      Vintervarg LM 6 years ago

      That's a good lense! Great job. Humans need music as much as food :-)

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      GetFactsnotHype 6 years ago

      Ooh like this lens ! And the food pictures accompaniment serves to entice you even more to want to try out those music suggestions WHILE eating. I love all kinds of music, well .. except most rap, but I did a lens on blues music and musicians - if you are interested.

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      Violin-Student 6 years ago

      I like light chamber music, not one particular piece. Watching my daughter wolf down Mexican food sometimes makes me think that she's got the Anvil Chorus playing in her head. The food goes in at about the same rhythm and tempo! Nice job as usual! Thanks

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      Mark Falco 6 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      I seem to remember reading a study on how soft classical music makes people eat slower and helps digestion whilst pop/rock etc. makes you eat faster and digest poorly. Probably explains why our local all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant started playing techo over lunch...eat fast, get out!

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      flashkid 6 years ago

      Very nice lens. Romantic idea and some yummy photos. My preference is for classical music, but the kids prefer to leave the tv on :-(

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      Linda F Correa 6 years ago from Spring Hill Florida

      Soft easy music

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      MorningBlessings 6 years ago

      Not anything particular but I like soft music while enjoying a meal.

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      poutine 6 years ago

      Lots of good selection of music.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What a wonderful lens Pamela, thank you. I really do think that nice soft music would definitely make dinner much more relaxing!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      I love the idea of having music playing softly in the background! Of course, it seems like I always have music playing, even when I write lenses. Now, when everyone else is home, it is a bit more of a challenge to choose the style of music. We each have our own preferences. About the only thing we agree on, is soft piano music or violins. That works for all of us :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I prefer something soft and relaxing for dinner music. I love rock--even metal--just not while I'm having dinner! This is a great lens. Lots of inspired recommendations and ideas!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I like listening to soft noises like the ocean, more than actual music,

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      patriciahedge 6 years ago

      Thank you for the tips. What a great idea to choose music that matches the dinner theme.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I prefer soft jazz.

      Smoother the better!

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      MusicalKay28 6 years ago

      I just like music in general!! Hehe.

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      maxnic11 6 years ago

      music that is great to eat to.

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      mantasticman 6 years ago

      Nice job with this lens -- Lots of good fun

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love country music, such as Marty Falle - "Ohio"

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      pubspy 6 years ago

      Strange as it may seem i do enjoy pavarotti in the background.very good lens, thanks for the read.

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      DavidM2 6 years ago

      i love Bach at dinner

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      GreenTeaTime 6 years ago

      I love mozart, but I prefer Vivaldi during my meal

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      InnaTsv 7 years ago

      classical music always betters my digestion :)

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      BodiEko 7 years ago

      Beethoven or Vivaldi work best for me.

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      doubleside lm 7 years ago

      I prefer piano cover from L'arc en ciel songs.

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      sunnymars 7 years ago

      I prefer to listen to something soft and slow like soft jazz but I really can listen to any music playing in the background as long as it isn't too loud.

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      galant 7 years ago

      Music makes a difference in everything. I think soft, relaxing music is better while eating. I would think upbeat, exciting music would make me eat too much.

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      I-sparkle 7 years ago

      I love soft contemporary jazz! I couldn't really find a lens on it, so maybe I will write one!

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      dahlia369 7 years ago

      I enjoy many kinds, as long as they are relaxing and not too loud.

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      LeorG 7 years ago

      cool lens! Thanks

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      The CD, "Dining with Jazz" which I found on Amazon.

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      pompom210 7 years ago

      I loooooove A WALK IN THE BLACK FOREST! <3

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT_wQJcKp-w

      Sunshine & Blessings,

      Giovani

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      NadiaO LM 7 years ago

      not really.. as long as its upbeat but relaxing at the same time :) great lens!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I love strings or piano for dinner music. I smiled to see that you're a flautist. I played the flute for several years when I was young and have been thinking about taking it up again.

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      spritequeen lm 7 years ago

      I'm a lover of ALL music - any time of the day!! This is a great post! Thanks for sharing!

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      Cynthia Arre 7 years ago from Quezon City

      Beautifully done lens and excellent tips and suggestions for relaxing dining music! I like listening to soft, soothing melodies when having dinner too - none of the heavy, blasting kind, please. (:

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      Jeremy 7 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Bossa nova makes great dinner music. Oddly, pretty much the only time I listen to it is dinner time.

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      Adriana 7 years ago from New Market

      It depends on the day: sometimes I love listening to waltz music, and other times I love Vivaldi.

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      JoyfulPamela2 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      @squid-janices7: I never thought of that before, but you have a fantastic idea! Thanks! :)

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      squid-janices7 7 years ago

      Fabulous list of songs here. They would be great for a relaxing evening bath as well.

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      JoyfulPamela2 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      @anonymous: Oh! I love how you worded that ... "tantalizing to the taste buds and divine to the ears". Very beautifully expressed! : D

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Great way of relaxing with a delicious meal that is tantalizing to the taste buds and divine to the ears. Favorited and lensrolled.

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      Leanne Chesser 7 years ago

      No, I don't have a favorite piece of music to listen to while I'm dining. I like anything that's quiet and relaxing - - instrumental, classical.

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      JoyfulPamela2 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      @Joan4: I love all kinds of music, too! : )

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      Joan4 7 years ago

      Any kind of "easy listening" music suits me. I love it all!

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      JoyfulPamela2 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      @brittanyshaf: Some kinds of music I think would be distracting to a conversation. It would probably depend on the people's personality, musical style, and volume. Sounds like an interesting experiment to me! : )

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      brittanyshaf 7 years ago

      We don't usually listen to music while we eat in my family.... we all have a conversation and I feel like music would kind of be distracting. But I've never tried it, so I can't say! Sounds like a relaxing idea! Great lens!

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      JoyfulPamela2 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      @orebro: Great choice for mood setting! I was just listening to some of his recordings. Cool stuff!

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      orebro 7 years ago

      George Winston for sure. For me there's nothing like solo piano to set the mood. Great lens!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Found this one to be incredible for relaxed dinner. Mediterranean Islands, Andreas. Hope this one finds you at dinner! Enjoy...

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      ronpass lm 7 years ago

      Pamela, thanks for this lens highlighting the relaxing nature of music. You have certainly brought a multicultural flavor to your presentation. I love listening to Mozart, when eating or thinking.

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      Claire-Harbour 7 years ago

      I love to listen to a bit of Victor Wooten in the evening I just like the way itâs so laid back. However I do like a bit of classical too. I think that this is an Awesome lens I can see that you have put a lot of hard work into it so, well done. I would appreciate your comments on my little Victor Wooten article here on Squidoo since I still have a lot to learn about building great lens like yours! Claire

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      norma-holt 7 years ago

      Such a lovely lens on a great subject. *-*Blessed*-* and featured on Sprinkled with Stardust and also on How to Make Good Music

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      RuthCoffee 7 years ago

      Jazz and classical sound good for dinner time. I've also enjoyed some old 30's and 40's music too.

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      stacy mcdaniel 7 years ago

      Lovely Lens! I love to listen to soft easy music. It makes me more relaxed.

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      BW Duerr 7 years ago from Henrietta, New York

      Almost anything Enya... :D Fabulous lens and lensrolling to Fantasy Dinner Party