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Ben Higgins
post May 18 2012, 09:16 AM
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How do you choose music to listen to ? You know the situation.. you've got a car journey or you're sat in front of the pc and want some suitable sounds in the background. Do you look for something that will provide a certain mood or are you quite random about it ?

I'm finding it increasingly difficult to make a choice of what to listen to these days. In some cases, I end up listening to nothing because I can't make a decision !! laugh.gif I usually think of what songs are on that album and whether they make me feel good or not. I think I'm going to have to make the leap to ipods and stuff so it can be random and I don't have to deliberate about it any more !! wink.gif


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post May 18 2012, 09:33 AM
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When i drive by car i like to listen to Faun its a german pagan band

Kind of mystical and natural feeling open mind ....

it is relaxing and for me harmony .
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post May 18 2012, 09:34 AM
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That is a good question!

I usually have a good idea of what I feel like listening to. If I cannot make up my mind I go back to "Traditional" Scandinavian/Viking and Neo-Folk. People are always shocked to hear this since I listen to Black Metal so much laugh.gif





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post May 18 2012, 06:35 PM
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For me I either put my car radio on Pandora and I let it play or I'll randomly pick a band that I feel like listening to when scrolling through my iPod.


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post May 18 2012, 06:55 PM
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I also consider this very difficult. Even more when I'm going out and I have to choose something. Most of the times I choose albums that then I discover that don't want to listen. tongue.gif


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post May 18 2012, 07:03 PM
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Many times it boils down to what kind of mood I'm in. If I'm happy, then it will probably be some kind of Rock n Roll happy sounding major key/chord stuff, if I'm mad or depressed its usually Blues. Also, many times what I'm listening to is determined by what I am working on in guitar, so if I'm learning a cover song then it will usually be played quite often in the course of the day!


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post May 18 2012, 07:52 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ May 18 2012, 06:55 PM) *
I also consider this very difficult. Even more when I'm going out and I have to choose something. Most of the times I choose albums that then I discover that don't want to listen. tongue.gif


Yeah that happens to me a lot. I'll have a cd in my hand and then change my mind wink.gif


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post May 18 2012, 08:18 PM
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I like to just get the last few albums I've aquired and put them on Random so I get a mix of music that I've not heard before.
If I'm travelling to work at a Festival then i'll try to listen to some of the Bands that will be appearing at that particular festival. On the way to a Gig I might try to listen to that bands back catalogue if I don't know it too well, or if I know the Band then I'll listen to them anyway!!]
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post May 19 2012, 01:32 AM
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Long drives early in the morning: Loud, fast, aggressive, and lengthy songs.

Long drives taking entire days: Everything.
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post May 19 2012, 10:56 AM
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If I have short journeys I want something with some classic tunes that will fire me up.. if it's a long journey I'll most likely choose something more... relaxing smile.gif


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post May 19 2012, 11:28 AM
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I don't drive laugh.gif ...yet. BUT I always choose new music when I am walking, because otherwise I wouldn't find the time to sit alone and listen. So, the street is my listening room tongue.gif


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post May 19 2012, 11:53 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ May 19 2012, 11:28 AM) *
I don't drive laugh.gif ...yet. BUT I always choose new music when I am walking, because otherwise I wouldn't find the time to sit alone and listen. So, the street is my listening room tongue.gif


It's weird but I can't imagine listening to music whilst walking down the street. It would feel like I'm surrendering one of my senses and then get hit by a car or something ! ohmy.gif


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post May 19 2012, 11:57 AM
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This developed all my other senses smile.gif I see things around me before they happen sometimes tongue.gif not like it may sound but, pretty close. I am always aware and spotting people or events which other folks may not normally see. For instance, I am always aware of the surrounding elements, because I may be under attack from some mean people and I have to know what to use to defend myself smile.gif pretty SF right? laugh.gif


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post May 19 2012, 12:29 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ May 19 2012, 11:57 AM) *
This developed all my other senses smile.gif I see things around me before they happen sometimes tongue.gif not like it may sound but, pretty close. I am always aware and spotting people or events which other folks may not normally see. For instance, I am always aware of the surrounding elements, because I may be under attack from some mean people and I have to know what to use to defend myself smile.gif pretty SF right? laugh.gif


Very true... when certain senses are taken away from us, other senses improve to compensate. smile.gif


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