What Music do you like to work on?

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I just start with my choice of music, which is
  • Profile picture of the author ForumGuru
    I listen to all kinds of stuff when I am working. Disturbed is hitting the mark for me today...


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  • Profile picture of the author RealCasher
    There's times when I work on complete silence, no music, no songs, for months.

    I know some people that can't work if something is playing (TV, Radio..) they get disturbed easily.
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  • Profile picture of the author quinng123
    Darude- Sandstorm
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  • Profile picture of the author SteveJohnson
    Soft jazz, light 80s adult contemporary

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  • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
    The same stuff as every other time this question gets asked in the OT Forum
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    • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
      I work in silence. Music is nothing more than distraction put to a beat while doing any serious work. Besides, my mind creates it's own symphony that would make Beethoven weep. Yeah - it's that good.

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      • Profile picture of the author ForumGuru
        When I am doing heavy duty image editing or artwork I much prefer hearing my favorite music in the background. If I am trying to learn some advanced physics that I am unfamiliar with, or I am doing some tricky advanced calculations etc...sometimes silence is best.

        I do place instrumentals somewhere in the middle. If I need a combination of intense studying or working, but still need to be a bit artistic, then I will do away with the lyrics and turn it down a bit.

        I do listen to some classical and/or symphonies, but not as often as I listen to other instrumentalists...

        Boris Brejcha (high tech minimal)

        Scott A Davis (killer stuff) - a fellow forum member turned me on to this guy.


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        • Profile picture of the author ForumGuru
          Interesting related reading...a Chris Boyd Brewer article from his book Music and Learning, reprinted by the Johns Hopkins School of Education:


          (The Three A's) Preparing for a learning experience can make the difference between lessons well-learned and just passing time. Certain music will create a positive learning atmosphere and help students to feel welcome to participate in the learning experience. In this way it also has great affect upon students' attitudes and motivation to learn. The rhythms and tempo of musical sound can assist us in setting and maintaining our attention and focus by perking us up when we are weary and helping us find peace and calm when we are over-energized in some way. Here are two ways to use music for attitude, attention and atmosphere:

          Music is the doorway to the inner realms and the use of music during creative and reflective times facilitates personal expression in writing, art, movement, and a multitude of projects. Creation of musical compositions offers a pathway to expressing personal feelings and beliefs in the language of musical sound. Here are two ways music can help us express ourselves:

          Creativity and Reflection

          Background music is used to stimulate internal processing, to facilitate creativity, and encourage personal reflection. Playing reflective music, such as solo piano in either classical or contemporary styles, as students are writing or journalling holds attention for longer periods of time than without the music. In one study, students wrote twice as much with music than without!

          In the 1960's, Dr. Georgi Lozanov and Evelyna Gateva researched ways to increase memory abilities including the use of music in the classroom. Their successes caught the attention of the world. Teaching techniques developed from their creative experiments and today we have a solid format for effective multisensory and whole brain learning called Accelerated Learning. This book does not describe the full philosophy or method designed by Lozanov. It will, however, draw upon the knowledge of music in Lozanov's method to share successful ways of using music for learning.

          The use of background music during lectures, vocabulary decoding, or group readings is a cornerstone of Accelerated Learning techniques. Two methods for using music, designed to create very different but equally effective learning environments, were developed through Lozanov's methods. They are called concerts. The Active Concert activates the learning process mentally, physically and/or emotionally while the Passive Concert is geared to place the student in a relaxed alpha brain wave state and stabilize the student's mental, physical and emotional rhythms to increase information absorption. Both teaching methods result in high memory retention. Used together the two concerts provide a powerful learning experience.

          Another component of Accelerated Learning techniques is the recognition that the learning setting and student comfort level with learning is of great importance to student success. Lozanov's methods included using music as students enter the classroom, leave the classroom and during break times to help establish a positive learning atmosphere.


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  • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
    Nothing with words because they're a big distraction unless its turned down real low.

    "It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. -- Mark Twain

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  • Profile picture of the author ranhae
    I like me some piano and violin
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