When I’m writing, I like it quiet generally. however, this is not always the case. While I was working on ‘Beguiling Words’, I found that instrumental music really helped me focus. Oddly enough, or perhaps, in keeping with my desire for quiet while I imagine and write, instrumental jam tracks really gave me enough background noise that I could shout out the noise of street repair and traffic. Regular music doesn’t work very well for me, as I think it’s that I pay more attention to the singers. I hear a voice and want to answer back, even if it is just a song. Instrumentals don’t affect me in that manner. They’re mood-setters. The music conveys the emotion, so I don’t just listen, I have to ‘feel’ with my ears. This makes a lot of difference in focus.
here a few tracks that helped create Beguiling Words by setting mood with sound.
I like the longer ones simply because they last longer when I get in a groove with writing, but they all help me concentrate.