What kind of music do you listen to while writing?

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  1. cloverleaffarm profile image71
    cloverleaffarmposted 5 years ago

    What kind of music do you listen to while writing?

    Do you write better to a face paced tempo, or a slow one? Can you tell us why?
    Is there a particular singer or group that you listen to while writing? I tend to do a lot of writing to Barry Manilow. Yes, I said Barry Manilow.

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  2. Souther29 profile image76
    Souther29posted 5 years ago

    Sometimes I won't listen to any music at all while writing but when Ido it tends to be 'easy listening' types of music (not disimmilar to Manilow) but anything that allows me to concentrate on the review at hand and not get distracted really. Slow tempo for me works very well. Some chilled stuff like Mariah Carey, Joss Stone or Joe are a few pretty non manly examples!

    1. cloverleaffarm profile image71
      cloverleaffarmposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Slower tempos seem to work better for me as well.

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    Michelle Widmannposted 5 years ago

    I try to listen to music specifically that I don't know the words to, otherwise I find myself getting caught up in the song and forget to write. I like listening to music on the radio, as I've fallen behind on the popular music scene and won't be distracted by the words, but the melodies are catchy. I also like listening to Mozart, Beethoven, Bach - something without vocals, that changes tempo at certain intervals. I also like OSTs from video games, as well - Halo, Mass Effect and the Legend of Zelda are definitely my favourites.

    1. Souther29 profile image76
      Souther29posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      A really good OST if you like these is from Nier. Really haunting but absolutely beautiful. If you want something a bit more 80s and funky try Streets of Rage OST or Double Dragon Neon OST:-)

    2. cloverleaffarm profile image71
      cloverleaffarmposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That is kind of funny. I do the same thing. I'll be writing, and then all of a sudden I'm singing. I usually consider that a break.

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      Michelle Widmannposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the suggestions!

    4. cloverleaffarm profile image71
      cloverleaffarmposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have listened to the classics while writing, but I find my mind trying to go along with the tempo. My husband thinks it's funny.

  4. rondmrn profile image84
    rondmrnposted 5 years ago

    I love turning Spotify on and just play music softly. I'd listen to big band music, jazz, blues, pop, and rock. It depends on my mood but I find it helpful to have music in the background with the volume turned down a little bit.

    1. cloverleaffarm profile image71
      cloverleaffarmposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      My son loves Spotify, but I have never tried it myself.

  5. lburmaster profile image83
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    I don't. Listening to music highly distracts me. ADD over here.

    1. cloverleaffarm profile image71
      cloverleaffarmposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I get distracted without some kind of noise. I use to want the radio on when studying, and my mom would tell me to turn it off. I suddenly couldn't think anymore...LOL.

    2. lburmaster profile image83
      lburmasterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      My husband used to go through that. But his father always hit him upside the head if he was caught. I'm glad your mother just turned the music off.

  6. Kalmiya profile image83
    Kalmiyaposted 5 years ago

    Music I find is terribly distracting and I almost always write in absolute silence! Sometimes when I have good energy, I'll put a tv on in another room for background noise or rarely, I'll put on an online radio station. Thanks!

    1. cloverleaffarm profile image71
      cloverleaffarmposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That is the total opposite of me. I find the silence distracting. smile

  7. Grab a Controller profile image68
    Grab a Controllerposted 5 years ago

    I do not usually listen to anything but the sounds of my typing or a show that my family is watching. When I do listen to music, I enjoy listening to rock, pop, or alternative. Every once in a while I will find myself listening to video game soundtracks; either music used in the game, or a compilation album of songs written for the game by different artists or bands. I especially enjoy the soundtracks of the "Sonic The Hedgehog" series. I have a compilation album that includes some of the best theme songs from the most popular titles.

    1. cloverleaffarm profile image71
      cloverleaffarmposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I sometimes listen to movie soundtracks that have softer music.

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    Joanne M Olivieriposted 5 years ago

    Although I love music and listen to it all of the time, I am unable to write while listening to any type of music because I become focused more on the music than the writing.

    When I'm not writing however, I listen to everything except country.  Jazz and Latin are my favorites.

    1. cloverleaffarm profile image71
      cloverleaffarmposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I listen to all types of music, except for Rap. I don't even think of that as music. Thanks for answering.

  9. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image28
    sunilkunnoth2012posted 5 years ago

    I love melodies the most. Devotional also is my choice.  I have written a hub on the topic and titled "Music has no language", which is self explanatory and may give you an interesting account of a different societies music interests.

    1. cloverleaffarm profile image71
      cloverleaffarmposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks. I will read it.

  10. sarahmoose profile image80
    sarahmooseposted 5 years ago

    I tend to listen to classical music, as it relaxes me sufficiently without being overly distracting. I have done that with assignments before for university, and found that with the music I often wrote quicker and more coherently.

    1. cloverleaffarm profile image71
      cloverleaffarmposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I too write more quickly when there is music on.

  11. Beata Stasak profile image81
    Beata Stasakposted 5 years ago

    Classical music or jazz, it always inspires me to write more:)

    1. cloverleaffarm profile image71
      cloverleaffarmposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Nice. Writing more is always a good thing. Happy day to you.

  12. elayne001 profile image84
    elayne001posted 5 years ago

    I rarely write without music on. I can listen to many genres, including easy listening, slow jams, R & B and find them very inspirational. Total silence is deafening to me. I find I get more creative juices flowing with a mixture of things going on.

 
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