I can't listen to music when I write
I can't listen to music when I write. it's very distracting, but more than that I find myself so immersed in the music, the rhythm, the tempo, the melody, and the structure, I completely lose my train of thought for what I am writing. Yes, I am a musician and was trained to listen to everything that's going on in a piece of music, whether it be a Beethoven Synphony, a Brubeck jazz rendition of Brandenberg Gate, or a raucous rock performance by Aerosmith or Led Zeppelin. I just can't listen to music while I write.
And I'm here on Hub pages to write...right? And I write a lot, not just here but on my four blogs, my memoir and a trillion other places on line...so, as you've probably guessed by now, it's pretty quiet around my house, at least in the room where my computer and I are having a 3-5 hour work-out session.
I don't know about the rest of you. People often tell me they play music all day long, while they're studying, doing research, writing, reading, cooking, making love, driving the car. The last three I can handle...but the first four? forget it! I'd never get anything done.
My favorite way to listen to music is to put a CD on...maybe a Beethoven Symphony...turn the volume way way up and sit in the room adjoining the one with the speakers. In my case, it would be my parlor....the speakers are in the dining room (remember, I have a bed and breakfast and the guests like to listen to music while they have breakfast...usually Vivaldi or classical guitar/ early in the morning.)
I would then listen to each movement, analyzing, conducting, and jumping up and down...having the greatest time all by myself. I've heard Beethoven's nine symphonies over and over for years, but they never get boring 'cause every time I hear them, I hear something new or different...that's the way it is with Beethoven symphonies....they are amazing.