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Re: Music for writing

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:55 pm
by JimRac
RHvdG wrote:I’ve been experimenting with generated sound instead of music. There is a good selection of tracks at https://mynoise.net/NoiseMachines/isochronicBrainwaveGenerator.php, and you can adapt and combine them.
MyNoise also has an app for iOS! :D

Best,
Jim (who is too distracted by melodies to listen to any kind of music while writing)

Re: Music for writing

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:06 pm
by devinganger
Orpheus wrote:But in meantime I recently I stumbled across Didula, he is one of Russia's most popular musicians who I never heard of before. He is a guitar virtuoso who blends his training in Slavic music with Spanish Flamenco and techno style music leading to an interesting fusion. It tends to be melodic and upbeat and calming music. Nothing that jars the nerves. 98% lyric free.


Ooh, this is just the kind of think I was looking for. Very smooth and flowing, reminds me a little bit of Bond and Loreena McKennitt's "Book of Secrets" album.

Definitely earned a place on my list, thanks!

Re: Music for writing

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:48 pm
by Orpheus
devinganger wrote:
Orpheus wrote:But in meantime I recently I stumbled across Didula, he is one of Russia's most popular musicians who I never heard of before. He is a guitar virtuoso who blends his training in Slavic music with Spanish Flamenco and techno style music leading to an interesting fusion. It tends to be melodic and upbeat and calming music. Nothing that jars the nerves. 98% lyric free.


Ooh, this is just the kind of think I was looking for. Very smooth and flowing, reminds me a little bit of Bond and Loreena McKennitt's "Book of Secrets" album.

Definitely earned a place on my list, thanks!



You are welcome

Re: Music for writing

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:47 pm
by Orpheus
devinganger wrote:
Orpheus wrote:But in meantime I recently I stumbled across Didula, he is one of Russia's most popular musicians who I never heard of before. He is a guitar virtuoso who blends his training in Slavic music with Spanish Flamenco and techno style music leading to an interesting fusion. It tends to be melodic and upbeat and calming music. Nothing that jars the nerves. 98% lyric free.


Ooh, this is just the kind of think I was looking for. Very smooth and flowing, reminds me a little bit of Bond and Loreena McKennitt's "Book of Secrets" album.

Definitely earned a place on my list, thanks!


If you like Flamenco style that has a lot of "brightness" in it then you might like

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svfsqlkhCaE

Though it is 3 hours long the play list repeats 3 times.

Then you might try https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olTJf8OyD7A

Then a whole series of Spanish Guitar hits https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=spanish+guitar+hits+tt+-+1

I like these as well https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chzHd1uSP_A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62tSUVOd-bM

Re: Music for writing

Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 7:56 pm
by David G.
Orpheus wrote:But in meantime I recently I stumbled across Didula, he is one of Russia's most popular musicians who I never heard of before. He is a guitar virtuoso who blends his training in Slavic music with Spanish Flamenco and techno style music leading to an interesting fusion. It tends to be melodic and upbeat and calming music. Nothing that jars the nerves. 98% lyric free.
Very nice. Thanks.

My taste is music is varied. Sometimes it's Chopin. Lately I have found Cajon music lifts me up and gets me in a mood to succeed no matter what comes. Great for getting past writers block. Gets the body dancing with the emotions and the mind.

Soppsleven's Cajun Mix - 34 Upbeat Cajun Music Tracks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hm5QF680FI8

Re: Music for writing

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 2:27 am
by Orpheus
David G. wrote:
Orpheus wrote:But in meantime I recently I stumbled across Didula, he is one of Russia's most popular musicians who I never heard of before. He is a guitar virtuoso who blends his training in Slavic music with Spanish Flamenco and techno style music leading to an interesting fusion. It tends to be melodic and upbeat and calming music. Nothing that jars the nerves. 98% lyric free.
Very nice. Thanks.

My taste is music is varied. Sometimes it's Chopin. Lately I have found Cajon music lifts me up and gets me in a mood to succeed no matter what comes. Great for getting past writers block. Gets the body dancing with the emotions and the mind.

Soppsleven's Cajun Mix - 34 Upbeat Cajun Music Tracks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hm5QF680FI8


I have eclectic tastes and even developed a liking/tolerance for (some) country music, but this would take a bit of getting used to. :)

Re: Music for writing

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 2:46 am
by Orpheus
I also like I like the pentatonic scale of traditional Japanese music played with traditional instruments like Koto, Shamisen, and Bamboo Flute. .

This is a short piece featuring Shamishen "A Paper in the air" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqRABgSn8lc

Here is a long multi-track piece https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkW1iTyS8dk

Re: Music for writing

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 2:57 am
by Orpheus

Re: Music for writing

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 3:08 am
by Orpheus
exegete77 wrote:For serious writing (which is usually theological in nature) I listen to Taize, about 80 in that play list.


Very nice, added to my bookmarks.

Re: Music for writing

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:03 pm
by juncus
Well having found the cliche of a coffee shop benificial I then found mynoise.net. There are so many soundscapes there and the real thing is to change ones environment as this is a stimulus for creativity. Each soundscape can be fixed or set to vary over time. I've found it useful for work and to aid sleep.

Re: Music for writing

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:19 am
by JimRac
juncus wrote:Well having found the cliche of a coffee shop benificial I then found mynoise.net. There are so many soundscapes there and the real thing is to change ones environment as this is a stimulus for creativity. Each soundscape can be fixed or set to vary over time. I've found it useful for work and to aid sleep.
I'm a big fan of myNoise.net. I also have their iOS app, which is pretty damn awesome too. https://apps.apple.com/be/app/mynoise/id813099896

I've also mentioned them here: https://www.literatureandlatte.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=262230#p262230

Best,
Jim

Re: Music for writing

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:03 pm
by sherryosbornecarter
I absolutely can not write with music that has lyrics. It's worse if I know the song because I'll sing along, but even if I've never heard it before, my brain automatically starts listening. I have to use instrumental. When I used to work a creative day job I often listened to Spanish guitar playlists because they were lively and kept me awake without distraction. Now that I have a NON creative job my creativity is saved for my writing. Lately I've really been enjoying music from Ambient Worlds. I especially love the Winterfell clip, but I'm fond of several of the Harry Potter clips as well.

Re: Music for writing

Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:31 pm
by Admostes
I strongly recommend this album, especially if you like to write at night. Give it a try.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zABG-oJzkJ0

Re: Music for writing

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:23 am
by devinganger
If you can handle more atmospheric arrangements with lyrics, something like Enya only mostly acapella, check out YouTube musician Jula Westlin's acapella playlist of covers.

Unfortunately her videos include a lengthy amount of post-music chatter, so if her music works for you and you're looking to get into the flow you'll have to look for her music elsewhere, but this should be enough of a sampler for you.

Re: Music for writing

Posted: Wed May 06, 2020 3:51 pm
by Marc64
devinganger wrote:If you can handle more atmospheric arrangements with lyrics, something like Enya only mostly acapella, check out YouTube musician Jula Westlin's acapella playlist of covers.

Unfortunately her videos include a lengthy amount of post-music chatter, so if her music works for you and you're looking to get into the flow you'll have to look for her music elsewhere, but this should be enough of a sampler for you.


Wow, she's talented

Me personally, I love music. Maybe too much to have any playing whilst writing as my mind gets drawn towards it. Silence is my best partner when writing.