Quite often I play music in the background as I edit and I find that it makes a difference in how my edits turn out. I have also
noticed in my artists magazines that in showing artists studios there is quite
often a stereo system and racks of cds.
In fact one magazine did a complete article on using music while
creating works of art and gave some wonderful suggestions some of which I
already used and others completely new to me.
I have very eclectic taste in music and even if I didn’t use it for my
artistic endeavors I quite often enjoyed the new music for its own sake. I have recently discovered Pandora ( a internet radio service) which you type in an artist, song or genre and they play
that plus other music to match. Thus far
I have really enjoyed it and have yet to get a song I didn’t like. Better yet you can share your stations with
your friends on the site and experience many different types of music that you
might never discover otherwise. I would
dearly love to hear from others here on MSS about their musical tastes and how
they use it in their artist endeavors; we are artists you know.
Below is a partial list of what I use to edit by depending on my mood; Brainwave Symphony, Relaxation Company- KavaKava, Relaxation Company- YoYoMa, the Dvork Album- Enya, any of hers- Verdi’s Requiem, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra- Pirate’s of the Carribean
soundtrack; this was mentioned in the artists magazine article; it’s also great
for doing house work to- Bob
Marley- Iron Butterfly- Three Dog Night- Chicago-
David Arkenstone- Lord of the
Rings soundtrack- Mormon Tabernacle
Choir- Carl Orff I’d
also like to see you join me as a friend on Pandora where you can see an even
greater variety of my eclectic taste in music.