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Wed May 06, 2020 4:42 pm Post

Marc64 wrote:Me personally, I love music. Maybe too much to have any playing whilst writing as my mind gets drawn towards it.
Me too!
Marc64 wrote:Silence is my best partner when writing.
But silence is too quiet for me. My middle ground is MyNoise.net and the MyNoise app. :)
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Wed May 06, 2020 5:30 pm Post

JimRac wrote:
Marc64 wrote:Silence is my best partner when writing.
But silence is too quiet for me. My middle ground is MyNoise.net and the MyNoise app. :)


Ooh, never seen that before, might have to have a play. :mrgreen:
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Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:31 am Post

Some great suggestions here. I love peaceful ambient music to write to, of any genre.

But is it just me that also likes to write to youtube coffee shop background noise? There are a few out there, and you get a favourite, it lasts for an hour - perfect for drifting away to and waking up an hour later a thousand words down the track!

This is favourite at the moment - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOdLmxy06H0 - helps to have decent noise cancelling headphones, and you're really there.

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Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:54 pm Post

rickw wrote:But is it just me that also likes to write to youtube coffee shop background noise?
Believe it or not, some of my most productive 'in the zone' moments happened while writing in a crowded McDonalds. Somehow, within that smorgasbord of human white noise, it becomes easier for me to find focus.

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Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:30 pm Post

Jesse Cook - Nuevo Flamenco/Rumba

https://tinyurl.com/ybu6byky

and
https://tinyurl.com/y94dwqk8

Armenian Duduk music

https://tinyurl.com/y7hazbju
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Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:21 am Post

Orpheus wrote:Jesse Cook - Nuevo Flamenco/Rumba

https://tinyurl.com/ybu6byky

and
https://tinyurl.com/y94dwqk8

Armenian Duduk music

https://tinyurl.com/y7hazbju

I don’t know the second, but I really love the first … but not for writing to … while cooking, doing the washing up, doing a crossword …

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Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:52 pm Post

I like emotional music and things that give a punch or hit (like trailer music) because I believe it helps write fast-paced prose. I too struggle with music that has lyrics, unless they fit perfectly for what I'm writing. So, without further adieu, here is my list:

Twelve Titans Music
AudioMachine
Dwayne Ford
E.S. Posthumus
Enya
Epic North
Epic Score
Epic Soul Factory
Generdyn
Hans Zimmer
ICON Music
Thomas Bergersen
Immediate Music
Les Friction (instrumental versions)
Lorenzon Piggici
Position Music (multiple albums with composers)
Really Slow Motion
Secret Garden
Skyrim soundtrack (various soundtracks in general)
SubPub
Svrcina
Tenth Dimension (aka Sencit Music)
Two Steps From Hell

This is just a start, but if you don't know half or even 1/3 of these people, enjoy the eargasms that will follow!

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Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:09 pm Post

Lately, I've found that the soundtracks from The Expanse and Westworld have been helping me.
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Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:20 pm Post

devinganger wrote:Lately, I've found that the soundtracks from The Expanse and Westworld have been helping me.


The soundtrack for the German silent movie called People on a Sunday is superb.

https://youtu.be/OfMoB27CxAQ

I mention this as one who rarely listens to music while writing, but also - to be honest - as someone who had a small hand in the production of the soundtrack.

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"Never was there a time when I [Krsna] did not exist, nor you, nor all these
kings; nor in the future shall any of us cease to be.” Bhagavad-gita
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"Never was there a time when I [Krsna] did not exist, nor you, nor all these
kings; nor in the future shall any of us cease to be.” Bhagavad-gita
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Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:20 pm Post

Agree that lyrics put me off, I listen to any jazz - the more arrhythmical the better,