Do you listen to music when you write?

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Re: Do you listen to music when you write?

Post by Ashley Hiddles » 29 Jan 2014, 17:04

I get that. I've found myself writing lyrics and not realizing it before.

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Post by SammyLou37 » 10 Feb 2014, 14:40

I do listen to music occasionally, sometimes it can add to the atmosphere I am trying to create. However there are times when I have got so engrossed in my writing that it isn't until I have come out of the 'zone' that I realise I have been in absolute silence for hours! Either seems to work, I don't think I have ever been 'put off' or lost concentration from listening to a bit of rock :P

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Post by haines_drew » 10 Feb 2014, 17:17

I do sometimes. I think it depends on how serious I am about what I am writing. If I'm doing something for school, I will listen to music but if I am doing something for myself, I don't. I find that it influences my work a little too much for my liking.

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Post by calib371 » 10 Feb 2014, 17:23

no it distracts me. i am unable to do that. i wish i could cuz that would be so cool, and very unique dontcha think?

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Post by lyndsie_anna » 10 Feb 2014, 18:40

I can't listen to music when I write, even though I write music too, and usually it influences everything that I do. But if I listen while I write, I'll end up singing along and then typing whatever I'm singing. LOL

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Post by Tam crabbe » 11 Feb 2014, 02:01

No I don't I can't seem to write if I listen to music because I can't seem to write when I do.

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Post by sasha653 » 11 Feb 2014, 17:13

I listen to music more when I write more than when I read. When I write I usually don't pay much attention to what is being played especially since it is in a different language so I don't really focus on the lyrics like I would if it were in English. But even in English it doesn't bother me most of the time.

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Post by shiv123 » 13 Feb 2014, 09:08

Scott wrote:Do you listen to music when you write? I like to listen to music when I work at my computer, but it distracts my line of thought sometimes when I'm writing. However, I don't have a problem if I listen to music without lyrics, such as classical music or instrumentals. I prefer to do that, because the silence makes me feel to restless to write. What about you? Do you play music or anything, or do you prefer to write in silence?
I don't listen when I write as I want to concentrate on writing.

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Post by epearl » 14 Feb 2014, 16:06

I can only listen to music that I don't know the lyrics to. Otherwise I just find myself singing along with the words and not writing. If I don't know the words, though, I can just ignore it.

It depends on the day whether or not I listen to music. Sometimes silence distracts me more than some 50s blues or classical music.

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Post by arapier » 14 Feb 2014, 19:50

Oh absolutely I listen to music when I write.
I find that instrumental music helps when I want to stay focused on something in particular, but any kind of music helps me with writers block or if I'm feeling stuck.

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Post by deanfromaustralia » 23 Feb 2014, 19:25

I find that listening to classical or chill out music - music without vocals - are the best genres for writing. The lack of vocals keeps my head clear while allowing me to relax into the music. It stimulates something inside me that fires my imagination.
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Post by Bailers77 » 24 Feb 2014, 15:09

I listen to classical music when I write, or alternative

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Post by BeccaCaley » 27 Feb 2014, 09:58

Sometimes I do because it relaxes me!

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Post by Sketched_Out » 01 Mar 2014, 01:07

I don't listen to music

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Post by QueenCat » 02 Mar 2014, 12:02

My background of musical training (Bachelor of Science in Music Education and Performance) demands that I pay attention to the music. So-o-o no I do not listen to music when I'm writing, it's very distracting.

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