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Do you listen to music while writing?

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Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:57 pm
GlamazonianGirl345 says...

Most definitely, I listen to music when writing or typing on a daily basis, for educational purposes, cosmetic purposes, and entrepreneurial purposes. It allows me to foster more productivity for myself moreso than the previous day, what with my Type A, workaholic, perfectionist virtues.

My all-time favorite song is titled "The Rainbow Connection," from "The Muppet Movie" of 1979, my all-time favorite film, and sung via my all-time favorite Muppet (as well as celebrity crush, dare I declare), Kermit the Frog, the genesis of all the passion, effort, dedication, motivation, drive, and zeal I emanate.

I <3, <3, <3 200+ covers of the song, and I always play the covers a total of 4 times each. And if I have to pause, to, say, go to the bathroom, or my parents request that I do a favor for them, I restart the song. Why I perform these actions? Quite frankly, I feel as though when I pause an IMMENSELY heartfelt cover of the tune, it just isn't the same sensation. Complementary to so, if all of a sudden a wave of fatigue and lethargy veils over me (which occurs often, since I am 50% Night Owl), "The Rainbow Connection" suffices as that of a caffeinated beverage for me without the case of the jitters that is often the case with that of a tangible cup of coffee.

And, yes, MORE THAN HALF of the covers result in tears welling up in my eyes, and sometimes, said water droplets to run down my cheeks. But, at times, when I am listening to it in the passenger's seat of the car or I'm laying on the couch, as I contemplate my plans for work, or accomplishing my endeavors, it causes me to feel a bit sleepy, and, eventually, my least favorite activity (a nap) ensues as I unintentionally fall asleep in the car or in my car seat, my chair, or the couch, give or take (which grinds my gears greatly :smt011). That's the beauty of music. It makes you laugh. It makes you cry. It makes you sleepy. Clearly, it generates a MULTIFARIOUSNESS of emotions.

Nevertheless, as far as I'm concerned, exposure to music whilst accomplishing one's endeavors essentially induce them to foster a higher level of productivity and concentration. There's an interconnection with them and the tune (or tunes) they are exposing themselves to, and in conjunction with so, music is a therapeutic resolution, no matter what mood one may be demonstrating. I also find it is a wonderful creativity stimulant, and generates more epiphanies of "THAT'S PERFECT!!!" or "EUREKA!!!." Sure, other members of your house will glance at you as if you're a ball of insanity, but then again...that's why the Living Lord invented "brainstorming."

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Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:25 pm
GlamazonianGirl345 says...

Oh, and I almost forgot. Here are links to a few covers of "The Rainbow Connection" that has the Avery Seal of Approval, and hopefully, they will tug at your <3strings as they do mine:












Listen to them whenever you get the chance!!!

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Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:15 am
Featherstone says...

I almost always have a soundtrack or instrumentals in the background; I can't do lyrics, it distracts me, but it really helps me get into 'the zone'.
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Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:20 am
jster02 says...

Music could slow me down, or speed me up, depending on how I use it. I might use it to help me get in a writing mood, but unless i'm super focused, I can't do it during the actual process. I get distracted.
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Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:56 am
Leo says...

Yep. I listen to music while I write sometimes. What happens some of the times is that the story is inspired by the song, or I make sure the song fits the mood of the scene I'm trying to write. Sometimes, it really doesn't matter though because I'm so into the story no external factor can affect my train of thought.
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GWritesNovels says...

Yes, I absolutely adore it! I normally make playlists to go along with characters or stories. If the song has lyrics, I try to make sure that they can pertain to the story in one way or another; if not, it gets a little distracting.

I've also learned that listening to post rock or electronic music is incredibly helpful. Both of them express emotion so well without saying a word, so if the emotion is too great in a scene or if there isn't any song to describe it, those are usually the two genres I go for.

So basically, listening to music while writing is my favorite thing to do because it helps me become incredibly productive.

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