I don't always use music when I'm writing, but sometimes I find it's really helpful. Some writers use playlists of songs that represent the emotions or theme of the book they're writing. For me, playlists like that are best for when I'm driving from place to place or listening to music as I do dishes. For those times when I want music playing when I'm writing, I like instrumental music. I choose music without lyrics, with a calming, serene sound, and I can totally zero in on the writing process.
Here's are my top 10 songs from my writing playlist!
10. Classical Gas from Tommy Emmanuel's Live One (Live)
9. Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
8. Prelude in E-flat Minor by Frideric Chopin
7. Papa George, from Tommy Emmanuel's Center Stage (Live)
6. Down By the Salley Gardens from James Galway's Greatest Hits, Vol. 3
5. Serenade by Franz Schubert
4. Over the Sea to Skye from James Galway's Greatest Hits, Vol. 3
3. Iris (originally by the Goo Goo Dolls) Symphonic Version, performed by St. Martin's Orchestra of Los Angeles
2. Lament for the Wild Geese from James Galway's Greatest Hits, Vol. 3
1. The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave) by Felix Mendelssohn
Do you like music when you write... or read? Comment below and let me know what you like! And don't forget, all this week, each comment enters you in a drawing for a pound of amazing coffee from my local coffee roasters, Harden Coffee!
Happy reading & writing... and listening!