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What do you listen to, when you are not writing?

Post by comasj » Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:52 am

My tastes vary quite a bit. I love the Britten String Quartet #2, but I can also dig the Ramones. I like a lot of guitar music- Eric Johnson, Joe Satriani, Andrew York, etc. I also often listen to quite a bit of progressive rock music- ELP, Yes, King Crimson, Spock's Beard. I've even been known to enjoy a little Merle Haggard.

If I had to pick out one favorite album it would be "The Shaming of the True" by Kevin Gilbert.

This is a lesser known artist whose music I enjoy.
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Re: What do you listen to, when you are not writing?

Post by Ellwood » Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:11 am

SRV, BB King, Albert King, Eric Johnson, Rolling Stones, David Grissom, Jimi Hendrix, Vince Gill, Bill Perry

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Re: What do you listen to, when you are not writing?

Post by sedge » Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:41 am

ABBA all the way ...


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Re: What do you listen to, when you are not writing?

Post by Kolstad » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:57 am

I've had a period with professional listening to pop, to lure the genre elements and writing styles. A lot of Maroon 5 lately too.

But in my own appreciative listening time I listen to instrumental jazz (mostly the fusion guitarists, Frisell, Metheny, Rit and others), classical (I particularly like the big city orchestras, like Boston Pops, London, Prague Philharmonics ect. playing the old classics), and then some random classic rock and blues like Clapton, Derek Trucks, Robert Cray ect.

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Re: What do you listen to, when you are not writing?

Post by gtrmann » Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:20 am

sedge wrote:ABBA all the way ...
Oh, that's too funny, another comedian wanting to get in to the music business..??
I am going to have to catch your stand up act sometime, you are always funny on this forum...!!!!

I am listening to stuff to make my songwriting more current sounding, The Black Keys, a lot on the new country stuff that sounds like Southern Rock from the 70s....... like Jason Aldean....
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Post by mazz » Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:28 am

I almost never listen to music in the car. Usually NPR.

For pleasure I've been digging Arvo Part. His music is very devotional and deep.

Otherwise it's listening for research.

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Re: What do you listen to, when you are not writing?

Post by T&V Marino » Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:52 am

SILENCE!

Seriously!

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Re: What do you listen to, when you are not writing?

Post by orest » Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:57 am

Joe Zawinul and the Zawinul Syndicate

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Re: What do you listen to, when you are not writing?

Post by Ellwood » Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:09 am

T&V Marino wrote:SILENCE!

Seriously!

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I hear ya!...... wait can I hear silence? too many years standing in front of Marshall stacks makes silence impossible even when in complete silence!!

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