What kind of music do you like that gets you in a great mind set?

by msdobe
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For me, music plays a really important part about setting up my frame of mind for the day. It can get you in a great mood instantaneously, which only amplifies what you are capable of doing.

There's a genre of music that I was introduced to over a year ago that I've absolutely fallen in love with and always gets me in a terrific frame of mind. When I watched the Sarah Brightman PBS special 'Symphony' I first heard the Italian tenor Alessandro Safina and at that moment I was hooked. The music is 'pop opera' or 'popera' as some may call it, and since then it's the only music I've listened to.

Safina has absolutely the most mesmerizing voice I've ever heard, and I've never heard anyone sing with such emotion and feeling. I have listened to him almost 24/7 for the last year and a half, and have never tired of his incredible voice. If you like Il Divo, Josh Groban, or Andrea Bocelli, listen to this amazing tenor and see if he doesn't get you in a great mood as well. You can just search YouTube and find his songs.

Some of my favorites are:
Incanto
Sarai Qui
Canto Della Terrra
Insieme A Te
I Giardini Di Marzo

Here's Sarai Qui from the PBS Special. Sarai Qui is the Italian verson of Faith Hill's song 'There You'll Be', which was a huge hit. Most of the people I've talked to like the Italian version much better than the original. What do you think?

YouTube - Sarai Qui Sarah Brightman & Allesandro Safina Vienna PBS


If this isn't 'your cup of tea', what kind of music do you like?
#great #kind #mind #music #set
  • Profile picture of the author rocketmail009
    I often listen to a variety of music like classical music, sonatas, operas, full orchestra, pop music, jazz, guitar solos, international music, rap, religious, anything and everything.
    I just can't see myself only listening to one genre, I feel as if you limit yourself, if you stick to one or a few genres of music, you cheat yourself from the beautiful works of our time.
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    • Profile picture of the author msdobe
      Originally Posted by rocketmail009 View Post

      I just can't see myself only listening to one genre, I feel as if you limit yourself, if you stick to one or a few genres of music, you cheat yourself from the beautiful works of our time.
      I definitely like other kinds of music, it's simply that this is the type of music that really inspires me. I mean more than once it has literally brought tears to my eyes. For myself, I'm really surprised that I still enjoy it as much as I do, and for the length of time that I have. But I love it as much today as the first day I heard it. It may change in another month, but for the time being, I just really enjoy listening to it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jack Chua
      It will depend on the kind of thing or task that I am doing. There are times that I don't need music at all but most of time I do listen to music. I also would prefer instrumental ones so as not to distract me by singing along instead of focusing on an article for example.
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    I'm primarily a gothic, black, death, and doom metal kind of guy. Marilyn Manson. Cradle of Filth. Three Inches of Blood. Into Eternity. Candlemass. I mean, when you're pushing forty and have hair down to your arse, it sort of goes with the territory.

    But I also love disco, Barry Manilow, Stephen Sondheim, John Denver, Kate Bush... rocketmail009 has the right idea.
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    • Profile picture of the author Emily Meeks
      Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

      I'm primarily a gothic, black, death, and doom metal kind of guy. Marilyn Manson. Cradle of Filth. Three Inches of Blood. Into Eternity. Candlemass. I mean, when you're pushing forty and have hair down to your arse, it sort of goes with the territory.


      I have a lot of similar underground taste... I have several artists that constantly rotate my Top Listened list, but I think the one that takes the cake is Leaether Strip, Danish industrial/electro solo artist. I love his instrumental album - great for concentration!
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  • Profile picture of the author Shana_Adam
    I absolutely love Sarah Brightman!

    I tend to listen to calming music during work. I find that high energy music is good for an hour or so afterwords you do get a headache from all the beats thumping your brain! When working intensively one should have music that is calming as high energy music or songs tend to distract you

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    • Profile picture of the author aQsa08
      For me I like to listen every kind of music during my work,sometime hard or in trance dance..It can pump my spirit to finish my work..and if I get to tire I just want to listen a slow music or classic,cause it can make mind in peace
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    • Profile picture of the author designfuschion
      Originally Posted by Shana_Adam View Post

      I absolutely love Sarah Brightman!

      I tend to listen to calming music during work. I find that high energy music is good for an hour or so afterwords you do get a headache from all the beats thumping your brain! When working intensively one should have music that is calming as high energy music or songs tend to distract you

      My Favorite Artists are
      Chris Spheeris
      David Lanz
      Brian Eno
      Aural Planet
      New age meditative genre
      I love new age music and higher octave as well.
      Favourite higher octave duo,is Mythos. (They're canadian).

      Googled aural planet,found their site and they offer their first album as a free download. I downloaded it,and haven't stopped listening to it!
      Brilliant!
      Album is Lightflow. Favorite song on that album is 'transphere'.

      I just gotta say thankyou!
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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    Something progressive works for me: Jazz, trip-hop, broken-beat, house, pop, rock, whatever.

    But i really do love to work listening to Air, Coldplay, free Jazz, instrumental old school hip-hop or deep house.

    As long as it's progressive, it's just fine
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    • Profile picture of the author Emily Meeks
      Originally Posted by renault760 View Post

      I love music and probably listen to music more than I watch TV. However, I can't work with music playing as I find it a distraction.
      I'm the exact opposite. Music keeps me going! Certain songs will keep me from working though, so I have to choose carefully.

      I absolutely cannot have the TV on though, especially if it's anything on USA >
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    Acquiesce by oasis taken from the GMEX concert in 1997!

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  • Profile picture of the author Neautograph
    I love listening to acoustic & RnB type of musics....
    It helps me motivate when working =)
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    • Profile picture of the author dsanchez
      Barbra Streissand, Celine Dion, Barry Manilow, Bee Gees, Michael Jackson, Donna Summers, and a long etc.

      I also love classical music: Beethoven, Mozart, etc.

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  • Profile picture of the author gargoyle
    I like jazz instrumentals. When listening I feel stress free and happy
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    the prodigy or mstrkrft
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  • Profile picture of the author ponting786
    Hi...msdobe!
    I like to listen all kinds of music specially old music.
    I also love to listen classical music.It really gets me in a great mind set.
    I love working while listening my favorite music.
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  • Profile picture of the author DavidParsons
    I find instrumental music to be best while I'm working. Sometimes words can grab your attention to much.

    Medesky, Martin, and Wood have been prominent on my playlist lately.

    For relaxation I prefer to listen to the silence.
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  • Profile picture of the author roots
    Anything by Thievery Corporation or Dreadzone.
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    • Profile picture of the author angelus_1984
      Belief it or not I sometimes listen to gangster rap. Only songs that project this attitude I am the **** and I am gonna make it no matter what.

      It is good for tasks that you are really not in the mood to do an dkeeps you going.
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  • Profile picture of the author emofree
    well for me music is a part of my job that I can't really take away cause without music it will be very boring when you work. I listen to J-Pop, J-Rock J stands for Japanese Rock, and Pop they are really good even thou I can't understand a word that they sing. I also listen to 80's hair metal and heavy metal hehe. That one really keeps me going.
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  • Profile picture of the author kennethsmith72
    I usually listening to acoustic music.......It make me feel better.........
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  • Profile picture of the author dking88
    I Like all different types of music but i would say that my #1 motivational song is "Lose yourself" by eminem... the whole "one shot" thing is mindwaking and motivating to me...

    when you see everything as one shot you definitely operate differently! keep that in mind when working.
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  • Profile picture of the author Foresight2020
    I enjoy cooking and eating well-prepared food; especially if the chef really enjoyed preparing the meal.

    To me, music is the Spice that is added to your life. Spices are used to accentuate flavors, draw out new experiences from food or a particular ingredient. If you want to achieve a certain outcome with a dish, you add a certain spice or two.

    I enjoy music and use it to enhance certain moods, so my tastes run from the eclectic to the mainstream (Winamp says I have over 271 days of music on my hard drives!! "Rebel Yell" is playing right now (and it's reminding me of some really GREAT experiences! ).

    I listen to New Age music if I'm thinking or creating. I'll listen to more up-tempo music if I need to charge through and get things done.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sumit Menon
    Country Music..

    Also some rap, rock, pop and stuff with good lyrics.
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  • Profile picture of the author mtreid
    I love opera, especially Puccini's, La Boheme.
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    • Profile picture of the author Randy Meirndorf
      It would have to be Master P, bout it bout it. Gets me in the zone!
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      • Profile picture of the author swtexans
        It all depends what kind of mind set I am looking for.

        However, I love to listen to Jack Johnson to help me remember why I am in this business in the first place - to surf more and work less.

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  • Profile picture of the author Ticketbust
    Whenever I'm in a bad mood, or just want to relax,i always listened to reggae music. The vibe of the drums and the soothing rhythm of guitars makes me feel at ease.
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  • Profile picture of the author MattRobson
    Piano Sonatas from Mozart, Schubert, Scarlatti. Bach, Haydn

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  • Profile picture of the author StevenK
    Classical music puts me in a great mood. Golden oldies makes me feel young and alive. It was a great era - the 50's and 60's
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  • Profile picture of the author aussieroo1
    I listen to Norah Jones or Sarah Mclachlan to boost my mood. Their music is very relaxing not to mention the nice lyrics.
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  • Profile picture of the author lifeofyourdreams
    It mostly depends upon what kind of mood I am going for at the time. If I am looking to chill and take it easy I enjoy putting some Miles Davis or some groovy music on, if I am looking to get pumped up and excited I put some guns n roses, stone temple pilots or some good hard rock on.
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  • Profile picture of the author Drew_MX
    What could make you feel more powerful than Heavy metal?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jimi Floyd
    For me some jazz fusion like Al DiMeola, Pat Metheny, Allan Holdsworth, Chick Corea, Mike Stern, Mahavishnu orchestra, jean luc ponty would do the trick.
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  • Profile picture of the author edmltw
    Jason Mraz is my ideal choice of music!

    Dave Matthew Band is also another great one..
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  • Profile picture of the author netalab
    Acoustic and RnB Music
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  • Profile picture of the author Christopher Grant
    All types of music, Can't live without it.

    It all depend on my moods. But mostly Mellow and Rock.
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  • Profile picture of the author int-mark
    I like anything that is upbeat and postive. Anything that is slow or down beat or has negativity in the lyrics will bring you down alot more than you realise. Chessy but when I need a perk i listen to eye of the tiger and the Rocky Balboa theme tunes!
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  • Profile picture of the author Aronya
    AC/DC, George Thoroughgood, Ted Nugent, Zeppelin, Debbie Gibson, ... WAIT! How did that get in there?!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author akasher
    Garden State soundtrack... Never lets me down
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  • Profile picture of the author and.design
    pop, rock, jazz..usually mellow type music ^^
    and sing a long with it always help me too put out my stress ^^
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    Reggae vibe always sets the mood for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author NicholasCarter
    I like alter bridge and 12 stones both rock bands but inspirational
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  • Profile picture of the author Sandic
    Untill now I never thought of music as part of helping with my mindset...I do agree though now that it's been pointed out. It plays a lot on how you go about your day. I like all kinds...I like to have easy listening going on in the background when I work.
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanCoisson
    I rock out to all kinds of music to get in the mood from country to UK hardcore.

    Ryan
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Heron
    I find Trance really releases stress and makes you think of new ideas, along with classical music. Some of my favourite trance producers are Andy Blueman, Darren Tate, Armin Van Buuren and Joe Garrett.
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  • Choosing the kind of music to listen to will depend on the characteristic that is essential in what needs to be accomplished. I find the parallelism between musical patterns and brain patterns non-coincidental. 'Mood' inspires music, and vice versa. Hence, the right music puts you in the right mood.

    Say, when my task is to come up with playful idea; I must inspire my brain to tap unusual brain cell patterns. Listening to funk, acid jazz, or anything experimental in between helps me. I usually start with Incubus' Battlestar Scralatchtica that plays with the bass line and turntable. Some ambient drum-bass music will do, if I prefer something less distracting.

    When I'm up to plotting marketing strategies, I like listening to fierce music: metal or hardcore. But I prefer the more technical ones that exhibits some standard jazz techniques. One mainstream act famous in this 'math metal' genre would be Mudvayne. "Crush the enemies" is my mantra.

    Need to write anything insightful? Try soulful music. If you wanna sound like your happy, pop in some Bob Marley. When you're done working, settle down with indie folk or spoken word.

    At the end of the, no play list from any music guru can work for all of us. Define the output that you want, then the music that you need presents itself.
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