July 24th, 2008, 04:41 PM
Do you listen to music while writing?
I do. I always listen when I write, but never songs with speech, for that usually distracts me. I listen to classical, mostly piano music, guitar or guitar with orchestra. If anybody knows the Divertimenti by Mozart, I love them, too. I also have an extensive library of film music that I just shuffle together on a playlist. It's very dramatic and emotion-evocative (lol weird word...) and helps me, sometimes, to picture scenes in my head better before I write them down.
Pearl Harbor Soundtrack
King Arthur Soundtrack
Pirates of the Caribbean Soundtrack ( very dramatic... not always so good lol)
Black Hawk Down Soundtrack
The Chronicles of Narnia 1+2
Kingdom of Heaven etc..
July 24th, 2008, 04:44 PM
hmmm.....I don't really have a standard. I did once start re-arranging my songs into fast ones, slow ones and ones good for writing, but I got bored. Sometimes I have music on, sometimes not. Don't really plan it.
July 24th, 2008, 04:52 PM
That's frightening! I do exactly the same thing...with the same music!!. I have the entire King Arthur soundtrack on my ipod. Who knows how many times I've listened to the very end of "Hold the Ice"? Hans Zimmer is my go-to man for dramatic scenes, it would seem.
And Mozart...wonderful Mozart. I am a violinist and I played a Mozart divertimento in my quartet this past year: k136, first movement (typical, but enjoyable). They're so fun to play, and so fast-paced.
July 24th, 2008, 04:55 PM
Oh my god! Lol! Hold the Ice! Yes! Or Woad to Ruin! I've got them all on my Ipod, too, haha...Yes, Hans Zimmer is THE MAN I love him! I'm actually playing Mozart's Flute Enchantée on guitar --> a link if you want to know what it sounds like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTdtZyFfqzA
Last edited by Adamin; July 24th, 2008 at 05:01 PM.
July 24th, 2008, 10:14 PM
Up is down
AH!!! this is amazing!!! i have all that music! i thought i was the only one geeky enough to have an music library fillied with a bunch of this kind of music! in fact, i have hold the ice by hans zimmer on the mp3 player...for some reason, the beginning part of the song, to about 2:14 or so i can imagine Maerad in the ice palace for some reason, and no longer can think of King Arthur...especially starting at 40 seconds..i want to describe how i envision this, but ill prlly put it on another thread so its not off topic
July 25th, 2008, 02:34 AM
well do you put the music on while writing?
Originally Posted by kiaga89
July 25th, 2008, 06:18 AM
I Am Become Death...
July 25th, 2008, 09:23 AM
I might have to look up all this music you're mentioning....
I basically have my Mp3 connected to my ears all day. I love listening to music, and it really helps me. However, I listen to songs that aren't meant for writing, like rock and other pop stuff. Mostly, I listen to my Christian CDs, because they give me a positive messages, and sometimes underlying that are messages that can be turned into writings....
July 25th, 2008, 11:12 AM
Daughter of the Pilani
I don't normally listen to music while writing because it ruins my rhythm...but I do sometimes.
July 25th, 2008, 12:00 PM
So does anybody of you film music lovers have any good suggestions? Which are your favorites, apart from the ones mentioned? Maybe you got something I don't!
July 25th, 2008, 12:10 PM
I listen to music. Mostly becaue my little sisters shout and run around the house all day. Plus, music helps me get into my zone. I listen to music before i go to bed everynight while i think about what I'm going to write the next day. without music my writing sucks
oh, and i always listen to music with lyrics, that way, if i need a break i can just sing along.
July 25th, 2008, 12:49 PM
Oh man, I have tons of movie music.
Stardust--Andy Brown and Ilan Eshkeri
(Especially 'Shooting Star' and 'Septimus')
Children of Dune--Brian Tyler
(especially "Summon the Worms")
The Fountain--Clint Mansell
(especially "Death is the Road to Awe)"
Requiem for a Tower--Corner Stone Cues
The Time has Come (Theme to Planet Earth)--Gabriel Shadid & Tobias Marberger
(also see the songs "February Sea" and "Rain")
The Da Vinci Code--Hans Zimmer
(especially 'Dies Mercurii I Martius' and 'Chevaliers de Sangreal')
Pan's Labyrinth--Javier Navarrete
The Tempest--Jennifer Thomas
Letters from Iwo Jima--Kyle Eastwood & Michael Stevens
(especially 'Main Titles')
Music from Final Fantasy--Nobuo Uematsu
(especially the piano verson of "Terra")
The Piano--Michael Nyman
Finding Beauty--Craig Armstrong
The Village--James Newton Howard
(especially "The Gravel Road")
The Lake House--Rachel Portman
Becoming Jane--Adrian Johnston
(especially "A Game of Cricket")
Music from Doctor Who--Murray Gold
(especially "The Doctor's Theme")
Zoosters Breakout (From Madagascar)--Hans Zimmer
The Tudors--Trevor Morris
(especially 'A Historic Love')
(especially 'Fraternity Suite')
Wow, sorry. That's a lot of songs
July 25th, 2008, 01:10 PM
Up is down
yes i do..it inspires me, and depending on what im writing about, is the music i use..for example, if its just writing in general, the music doesn't really matter as much, and if i write about love or something, i gotta have a good track.
Originally Posted by Adamin
i had to write a paper for a trip im going on to study in Europe and i listened to "start wearing purple" by Gogol Bordello; and i have to admit, it cracks me up and its stuck in my head a lot now. http://youtube.com/watch?v=p_81l4DXlwM
no i dont usually listen to this kind of music..just had to share that lol reminds me of Borat
This is some of the music i have that helps me write really emotional scenes:
- The "cast away" soundtrack-
-LOTR: especially "journey to the grey havens," "passing of the elves," " the passing of Theoden," and "The passing of Boromir," to name a few
-Tristan and Isolde soundtrack: always reminds me of Cadders and Mazda
"my face in thine eye, and two loves be one"
-"Armageddon" soundtrack, especially the two piano themes and "leaving"
-Titanic: most of those tracks work: in fact, "irish party in third class" gave me an idea to write a pellinor fanfic based on it
-"300" -pretty intense soundtrack
-"Cold mountain"-great music as well
ill put up some links as soon as i get my newbie question answered lol
Last edited by kiaga89; July 25th, 2008 at 01:44 PM.
July 26th, 2008, 03:29 AM
Thank you! I haven't got some of them. Gotta download! Muaha!
I will post some you may not have later on when I have more time!
July 26th, 2008, 06:42 AM
I think it depends on my mood, whether or not I listen to music. And then if I am in the mood to listen, I might want to listen to a particular genre. i love debussy's clair de lune it's so peaceful. and eric clapton's version of danny boy is wonderful.
and i love movie soundtracks. 300 was great.
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