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What kind of music relaxes you? What kind helps you think?

  1. breathe2travel profile image81
    breathe2travelposted 5 years ago

    What kind of music relaxes you?  What kind helps you think?

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    Ghost32posted 5 years ago

    My own; guitar strumming and singing original songs pretty much does it.

    Beyond that, certain "old school" country artists, especially The Highwaymen:  Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson.

    For relaxing, that is.

    For thinking?  Get music the heck away from me.  Distractions all.  Silence is golden.

  3. lburmaster profile image84
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    Irish music relaxes me. I enjoy listening to my old middle school music to calm me down a bit or just some classics.

  4. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    Classical, specifically Vivaldi's Four Seasons.  My husband puts that on whenever I get in his truck and I am immediately relaxed.

    Epic, big sounds, like from a movie soundtrack get my mind churning.  Like the soundtrack from Congo, or Last of the Mohicans.

    1. breathe2travel profile image81
      breathe2travelposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      When I wrote the question, classical did not even cross my mind.  But, I must agree, I find it soothing.

  5. Georgie Lowery profile image93
    Georgie Loweryposted 5 years ago

    Music in general relaxes me, even the aggressive stuff. To concentrate (for writing, anyway) I usually prefer something with a loud, thumping beat, either rap or metal. The faster the better, since I usually type to the beat. I usually don't hear the lyrics when I'm working, though I will catch myself singing along - badly.

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    Larry Wallposted 5 years ago

    Celtic Women is probably the most relaxing--the original group. There have been numerous changes and the harmonies are not the same.

    After that come the girl singers, Judy Collins, Anne Murray, Judy Garland, Natalie Cole, Della Reese.

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      breathe2travelposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I like Celtic music, but cannot say that I own any.  Perhaps I should expand my titles.

      Natalie Cole -- I'm somewhat a fan, but her father - wow.  Really enjoy his music.

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    cat on a soapboxposted 5 years ago

    Classical music like Erik Satie, Saint Saens, Chopin, and Debussy suit my melancholy moods. Handel, Hayden, Vivaldi are for more creative endeavors, and Van Morrison runs the gamut for me. I could listen to him ALL day!

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      breathe2travelposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Van Morrison is one of my all time favorites, too! smile

  8. multifunctions profile image61
    multifunctionsposted 5 years ago

    the indian classical music. specially the kalyan raaga with sitar listen to
    raaga shree by hariprasad on flute
    raaga kirwani by abdul halim jaffer khan on sitar
    after half an hour you are with refreshing feelings like just woke up with a lofty good dream.