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Suggestions for work music

Post by seeahill » Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:30 pm

I work at home and work and play muted music in the background.

Since I work with words, the music must not have lyrics. I have a few favorites. Bach's double violin concerto in D minor. Miles Davis, Sketches of Spain. I've recently found dark ambience stuff that works.

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Post by syaigh » Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:46 pm

I made a pandora station based on this song (not artist, song and artist together). Its very good for focus and calm.

https://youtu.be/0cHeNscKZN0
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Post by tough old man » Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:56 pm

Traditional Japanese Kabuki theatre music
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Post by tough old man » Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:39 pm

Ive been listening to odd stuff you may like:

Visual Kei style - bands like X-Japan

Pirate Metal - Alestorm is a fav

Wizard rock - Harry and the Potters

Bubblegum Dance - Taxi Driver by Dr. Bombay is recommended

William Shatner covers.

Seriously. Google it up.
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Re: Suggestions for work music

Post by tough old man » Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:53 pm

you may prefer Lowercase.

Try Bell is the Truth (the Berlin edition)


I like Japanese Danger Music - Hanatarash.
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Post by Alfred_E._Neuman » Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:22 pm

I like a lot of the ambient mixes this Frequency Therapist dude does. Mostly dig his space trance type stuff.
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Re: Suggestions for work music

Post by buckethead » Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:30 am

What does it matter if you mute it

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Post by seeahill » Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:51 am

buckethead wrote:What does it matter if you mute it
Good question.

I like music in the background, maybe just to not feel so all alone when I'm working.
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Post by nafod » Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:08 pm

You know how to rip music off of YouTube, right? Here's some tunes I like running in the background. I know them because my daughter plays them on the piano at home. There are other, maybe better versions out there. Hans Zimmer has some good stuff.







This one is a piano cover of a Korean k-pop song. She plays this all the time.



Better version? http://youtu.be/NAqV4zPsw6I
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Post by aussie luke » Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:56 am

Check out Ludovico Einaudi. Done a lot of film and tv scores I think. Recently discovered him after googling a tv theme song. Turned out to be great background music for work.

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I like John Fahey and later American primitives.
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Re: Suggestions for work music

Post by seeahill » Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:56 pm

There is a lotta stuff to work with here. Thanks for all the suggestions. I will work my way through them although I may skip Shatner covers.
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Re: Suggestions for work music

Post by stosh » Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:25 am

I listen to Scott Joplin and other pre-depression piano stuff. And Benny Goodman. But I grew up with this kinda stuff in the house, so it's relaxing, thought-free music.
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Post by Thud » Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:38 am

stosh wrote:I listen to Scott Joplin and other pre-depression piano stuff. And Benny Goodman. But I grew up with this kinda stuff in the house, so it's relaxing, thought-free music.
Good calls. I like Duke Ellington and Benny Carter.
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Post by nafod » Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:13 am

When I was in Qatar, I bought a CD of arab "chill" music as an experiment. It should have been labeling "chilling" as it sounded like an hour long recording of heads getting chopped off. Don't buy that.
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Post by tough old man » Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:42 pm

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Post by JimZipCode » Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:17 pm

What's your appetite for classical?

Bach Brandenburg Concerto's and Orchestral Suites:
https://www.amazon.com/Bach-Brandenburg ... B0000057D8
(The Brandenburg #5 is excellent.)

More somber and repetitive, but very interesting if you like Bach, the Art of Fugue, here paired with the Musical Offering:
https://www.amazon.com/Bach-Art-Fugue-M ... B000050GK0
Most performances of Art of Fugue are very dry. This one is not.

Vivaldi.
Mozart Piano Concerto's.
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Post by Andy83 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:07 pm

Try Techno
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Post by Sangoma » Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:02 am

Goldberg variations - and anything by Bach for that matter.
Camille Saint Saens's Piano concertos.
Chopin - everything
Mozart - everything
Vivaldi - everything
Opera, especially Italian

Light jazz
If you get tired of original classics Jacques Loussier's trio - they make jazz covers for Bach, Mozart etc.
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