What do songs do you listen to while reading

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Re: What do songs do you listen to while reading

Postby thepaladin on Wednesday, 11 February 2009, 8:01 pm

Depends on the mood..anything from Mozart to Alison Kraus........but I find that vocals can be distracting.
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Re: What do songs do you listen to while reading

Postby pragnar on Thursday, 12 February 2009, 1:09 am

Lately I've really been into Alison Kraus and Nickel Creek.
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Re: What do songs do you listen to while reading

Postby DavidTate on Friday, 13 February 2009, 11:04 pm

DJkillos wrote: Anyone have any prefrences?
I also have trouble with lyrics while I'm reading; my brain keeps getting distracted. I need either instrumental music or vocal/choral where the words are so indistinct as to be non-verbal. In the end, I mostly don't listen to music while reading -- if I listen to music, I want to listen.
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Re: What do songs do you listen to while reading

Postby thepaladin on Saturday, 14 February 2009, 9:47 pm

Yes, same point. If I listen to a vocal that I really like I’m more likely to be drawn out of the book, even to sing along (yes, I’m one of those). My tastes in music are fairly eclectic however, so there are many types of music I find soothing or invigorating (by turns?) that I do play when I read. I don’t really get into most “modern” rock, metal, or hip-hop. That kind of thing. I suppose part of that is that I’m older and tastes get “set” at some point. I like classic rock (and roll), doo-wop, traditional country, a lot of blue-grass, some religious music (southern gospel...) a lot of classical...the list goes on but you get the idea. I was on a Liszt (Hungarian Dances primarily) kick a while back, and I mentioned Mozart last time. Sometimes the music will “take first place” in my thoughts, if that happens...time to pick new “reading music”. But it is something I do a lot, music and reading.
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Re: What do songs do you listen to while reading

Postby Jeroen on Tuesday, 24 February 2009, 1:54 am

I prefer to listen to movie soundtracks while reading. In movie soundtracks I mean the symphonic background accompaniment of the movie, and not song compilations.

I enjoy this because (a) the music is instrumental, and (b) the music is often arranged as a symphony, telling a story in your mind. I find it remarkably compatible to reading a story (or doing all sorts of stuff, for that matter, like travelling. A brilliant closure to a musical piece or the faint sounds of a new chapter in the musical story often coincides with me stepping out of a train or so. My life has a soundtrack). :D
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Re: What do songs do you listen to while reading

Postby smithdavid4321 on Thursday, 12 November 2009, 6:06 am

Hi there,

I am Smith communicating from UK, I often listen songs while reading. Mostly I would like to listen "My Heart Will Go On" from the movie Titanic because its a cool song sung by Celin Dion. Thanks for creating such a nice thread.
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Re: What do songs do you listen to while reading

Postby jeanphillips on Wednesday, 08 December 2010, 12:23 am

It depends. If i am reading a book that already has a movie produced. id like to listen to the soundtracks of it. kind of get me in the mood.
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Re: What do songs do you listen to while reading

Postby loosi007 on Friday, 02 December 2011, 1:33 pm

Lately I've really been into Alison Kraus and Nickel Creek.
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Re: What do songs do you listen to while reading

Postby michaeljee on Thursday, 21 February 2013, 2:35 am

Nice surprise about this shorter form. Can you tell us what it is you are talking/writing about?
Has any info. about this shorter form been posted before (and i just missed it)?
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Re: What do songs do you listen to while reading

Postby adlena on Tuesday, 25 June 2013, 5:39 am

well it always depends on mood, oldies are always gold :)
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