Do you write while listening to music?

And if you do, what kind of music do you listen to?

(I really like Delerium)

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I listen to music when I want an idea for something. I don't typically pick a song. I put my music on shuffle and only listen up until the end of the first chorus. Once I get an idea (or part of one) I'll put together a playlist of songs similar to the sound, style, and lyrical content related to that original song. If I decide to write at that very moment, I'll play that playlist. Sometimes I turn it off because it distracts me from writing, but only until I get into writing the piece. Once that happens, everything becomes background noise. Like subliminal messaging, only I would approve of it. =)

    These are my latest interests:

    "Miss You" by blink-182

    "Shimmer" by Fuel

    "I Don't Care" by Apocalyptica

    "Click Click Boom" by Saliva

    "Connection" by Elastica

    "Girl Anachronism" by Dresden Dolls

    "Haunted" by Evanescence

    "Happy" by Natasha Bedingfield

    "The Man Who Played God" by Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse

    "Perfect Day" by Hoku

    "Look After You" by The Fray

    "Mastermind" by Mindless Self Indulgence

    "See You Again" by Miley Cyrus

    "Respect" by Aretha Franklin

    "Ever the Same" by Rob Thomas

    "Reclusion" by Anberlin

    "Pretty Girl" by Sugarcult

    "The Right Kind of Wrong" by Leanne Rhymes

    "Love Story" by Taylor Swift

    "Believe Me" by Fort Minor

    "Travlin' All Alone" by Billy Holiday

    "Finest Hour" by Duran Duran

    "Open Happiness" by Butch Walker

    "Monument" by A Day to Remember

    "Breathe Me" by Sia

    "564 Great DJ" by The Ting Tings

    "Deny" by Default

    "Stand in the Rain" by Superchick

    "Little Things" by Colbie Caillat

    "Academia" by Sia

    "Little Wonders" by Rob Thomas

    "Little Girl" by Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse

    "Robocop" by Kanye West

    "Real Slim Shady" by Eminem

    "In One Ear" by Cage the Elephant

    "Deceptacon" by Le Tigre

    The entire Hellsing soundtrack, "Ruins" and "Raid" (which incorporates jazz, rock, indie, electronica, classical, and j-pop) as well as the entire FLCL (aka Fooly Cooly) soundtrack "Addict" (which has mostly hard rock)

    I think it's crucial to have variety. =)

    Hope this helped somehow.

    Source(s): My big black leather CD book, containing roughly 133 CDs. =)
  • 1 decade ago

    I find it too quiet if I try to write without music. Sometimes the song lyrics of whatever I'm listening find their way into the story by accident.

    I listen to all sorts of things when I'm trying to write. Anything from classical music to Disney pop and sometimes even some classic rock.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I need something to inspire me and let my pen kind of dance for a while. So yes, I listen to music when I write. Mostly smooth jazz like Kelly Sweet or Fourplay. They're cool and mellow; calming.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yeah, I mostly listen to 3 Doors Down.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Sometimes I like listening to instrumental music when I write. One of my favorite bands, Explosions in the Sky, is excellent for that.

    "Greet Death," Explosions in the Sky:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkixXH94kfI

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    "Remember Me as a Time of Day," Explosions in the Sky:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6d-hXQLigsY

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    Other than that, I've heard classical music (Mozart, etc) is great inspiration.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes I like the background music. I just put my music on shuffle because there are different moods/themes in songs, and this reflects the way I write.

  • 1 decade ago

    Answer to First Question: Yes.

    Second: depends on the scene I am writing. Happy excited, maybe flyleaf or some Avril lavinge or Linkin Park; Sad, Evanescence. and so on...

  • 1 decade ago

    Sometimes I do, but I notice that my music changes my writing. Like when I go back and read it, I will be like "Oh this must have been when such and such was playing..."

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i do and i usually listen to something like white horse by taylor swift or the climb by miley cyrus or say ok by vanessa hudgens

    btw will you answer my question and thxs!

    ~~~Daddy's Baby Girl~~~

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yeah, I do. It depends on what kind of scene I'm writing.

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