Are Your Ears Part of Your Creative Process?

Quite a while ago, I wrote about the impact music has on learning over on Alternative Wiring. And by “a while ago”, apparently I mean “over a year ago”.


Anyway, I listen to a fair amount of music while writing, crafting or cleaning. My taste is pretty eclectic, ranging from heavier stuff to classical music to peppy dance tunes to epic sound tracks. I’ll listen to almost anything, as long as the lyrics are tolerable, it has a great beat and the instrumentals work together. I guess it depends on my mood and what I’m doing.

When crafting, I’ll sometimes listen to audio books or have some sort of movie or TV show running in the background. I’ve found that while silence can be wonderful at times, sometimes I need the rhythm melody and harmony only music can offer to trigger the creativity I know is lurking deep within my brain.

This is what I’m listening to right now:

Very cool. Very epic. Think I’ll actually add this to my writing play list, especially for fight scenes.

What do you like to listen to when pursuing your creative pursuits?

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