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LostInWalmart



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mllefifi wrote:
LostInWalmart wrote:
I can't write to music with words. All the lyrics are popping into my head and I can't think of anything. [...]

Even if it's in a language you don't know?


Horrible problem to have, I know, but I've been exposed to a lot of languages through travel, friends, etc. I only know enough to get myself into trouble, but if it's Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, French or even a little of Korean, I find myself trying to figure out what they're saying.

Very distracting.

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mllefifi



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LostInWalmart wrote:
[...] Horrible problem to have, I know, but I've been exposed to a lot of languages through travel, friends, etc. I only know enough to get myself into trouble, but if it's Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, French or even a little of Korean, I find myself trying to figure out what they're saying.

Very distracting.

My first suggestion, since I'm partial, would be Russian, or one of the other Slavic languages. Wink

Try also some Georgian vocal music (i.e., from Sakartvelo, the nation we know as Georgia). Some of the consonants are simply beyond my ability to imitate, so I just let the music flow. (I've listened myself mainly to operas by Zakharia Paliashvili.)
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LostInWalmart



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The Nation of Georgia? I know those Atlantans are a proud people, but now you're just making shit up. Wink

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LostInWalmart wrote:
The Nation of Georgia? I know those Atlantans are a proud people, but now you're just making shit up. Wink


Dude are you from a Red State? That is old Russia.
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Shanahan



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If there is to be music, it's one of two things: ambient/electronic (Steve Roach, Numina, Dwight Ashley, Brannan Lane, Lopside, lots more people 90% of folks have never heard of) or a song that's going to be on the "soundtrack." (Mr. Shanahan is a playwright, friends.)

But while working, no lyrics.

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Alcona87



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When I'm writing, either of the two Refreshments CD's are in the computer. Roger Clyne is a wonderful lyricist, and I find that the band's brand of roots rock/americana is perfect for letting my mind flow. Other discs that work almost as well are the first Big Wreck album, Fountains of Wayne, and Jazz for a Rainy Afternoon.

...but that's just me... Confused
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I've recently found that I write better in silence.

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A.J. Roberts



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I usually write with any of the following artists playing:

Djam Karet
Tangerine Dream
Edgar Froese
Klaus Schulze
Terry Riley
Sigur Ros
Tarantula AD
Alcibiades Jones
Gongzilla
Gordian Knot
Liquid Tension Experiment
Mahavishnu Orchestra
Mike Oldfield
Ozric Tentacles
Pelican
Gongzilla
Gordian Knot


A few more that don't spring to mind right now, but, that gives a general idea of the kind of music I listen to when writing Smile
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Vahlee



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must really like Gongzilla and Gordian knot to list them twice.
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A.J. Roberts



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Heh, was editing an old list and thought they weren't part of it. If I were to conciously list any of those bands twice, it would be Djam Karet Very Happy
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I listen to Dragonforce. I dont usually like that kinda thing but its super fast power metal for anyone who doesnt know. Its like cheesy battle music. Since i tend to write fantasy it suits it very well.
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Poofiemus



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I totally agree with Chris that it helps to have music that fits the mood of the scene you're writing. For example, during my angsty scenes (which I have a lot of) I listen to Evanescence and Nightwish. Trouble is, when I make a playlist for a scene it seems to rarely last under 4 hours, and I write quite a bit faster than that.

I can listen to pretty much anything when I'm writing so long as I've heard it more than about five times, providing that I like it. Except for Weird Al. I can NEVER write to Weird Al. I always end up listening to his lyrics so I have to hit the fast-forward button or go to one of the playlists.

My personal favorites for writing in general, however, are Delerium, Andreas Vollenweider, and Leahy. I highly reccomend all three of them.
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