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View Poll Results: What do you like to listen to when reading?
I don't enjoy listening to music when I read 33 48.53%
Classical 19 27.94%
Zen/Meditaion 7 10.29%
Nature Sounds 9 13.24%
Jazz 6 8.82%
Popular music (Rock, Country, Pop, etc.) 6 8.82%
Talk radio 0 0%
Other: Please tell us! 13 19.12%
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:45 PM   #31
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^^^This exactly. I can hear the hum of virtually anything electric, and it all drives me mad.

Several times, I've tried to replace my old Vintage 2007 19 inch Eizo monitor with a newer model, but they all went back. I've tried two other Eizo's and a Dell, and they all hum when set below 100% brightness (where 100% will positively burn your eyes out).



Some time ago, I did some fairly tedious work from home, and at one time, I put up the Lord of the Rings CD's. After some time, I couldn't actually do that work anymore without putting up specifically that music.

Now I know the music so well that I actually "hear" the music when reading LotR; with each scene having the appropriate movie tune...
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Before I had my iPod, I burned out two CD's of Howard Shore's "Fellowship" score just from moving back and forth between players and my truck. Every time I reread LotR, the score plays as I read, especially "The Bridge of Khazad-Dum".
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Old 02-26-2014, 09:46 AM   #32
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You know there are two more cd's, and also The Complete Recordings, which is basically the entire movie (the soundtrack) on cd?
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:53 AM   #33
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You know there are two more cd's, and also The Complete Recordings, which is basically the entire movie (the soundtrack) on cd?
Sure do. Got'em all, however the "Fellowship of the Ring" score captivated me. I bought the cd before the movie came out and the music completely enthralled me. The other two cds and the Complete Recordings, while enjoyable, never seemed to have tbe same effect on me as the first. It remains my favorite go to non lyrical album to this day.
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It remains my favorite go to non lyrical album to this day.
The LotR music was very well done. Even as a huge LotR/Tolkien fan, I can say that the movies were done very well as well. (As long as you're not comparing them 1:1 with the books.)

If I'm in doubt what music I should listen to, I just start with the three LotR CD's at the top, and enqueue the rest of my albums on on "Shuffle Album". Sometimes, on a free day, I just enqueue the three Complete Recordings, for 9-10 hours or so of LotR music.

I've been known to have the LotR movies playing in the background, with the TV turned off, as a "music replacement". So yeah, call me weird. Fanatical. Anything.
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Old 02-26-2014, 11:10 AM   #35
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The LOTR film score is fabulous for reading. The Narnia ones are very good, too. But I always think of the LOTR movies when I hear parts of Dvorak's Symphony No. 9. There's also a bit of "Jaws" in there and probably several other movies.
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Old 02-26-2014, 01:06 PM   #36
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I've been known to have the LotR movies playing in the background, with the TV turned off, as a "music replacement". So yeah, call me weird. Fanatical. Anything.
I'll do this at work sometimes as well. I know the dialog to "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and all three real "Star Wars" movies as well as LotR, so I don't get distracted as I "watch" the movies through my headphones.
It's like comfort food for your ears. Lol.
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Old 04-02-2014, 05:53 PM   #37
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Jeff Beal's soundtracks - in particular those of "Jesse Stone" and "House of Cards" are superb and ideal For reading. Now added to my eReader-only-Mp3-player.
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Old 04-03-2014, 01:44 AM   #38
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I usually don't listen to music when I read. However, sometimes I'll listen to instrumental music.
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Old 04-03-2014, 08:49 AM   #39
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I don't listen to music when I read. It's too distracting.
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I don't listen to music when I read. It's too distracting.
This. Music is too intrusive, although I can have the tv on - it's less distracting, for some reason. I love music, and it gets into my head if I am listening to it, and takes me out of the world I'm reading about.
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Old 04-05-2014, 01:15 AM   #43
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I don't actively try to listen to much of anything when I'm reading -- I just find a perch and let the world go on around me. If that involves somebody turning on the radio or the television, I'm unlikely to bat an eye at it. I have a tendency to tune almost everything out when I read (except my own hunger!).
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Yes. Instrumental classical music. I'm with those who think music is a way of shutting up the outside world (even when perfectly silent) and focusing on the text.
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