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    Music to listen to while drawing?

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moxgknum-j4
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    What about Britney Spears?

    I preferred...Korn for Scribble, TheDoors for Drawing, Beatles for Painting, Radiohead for Sculpting and Santana for Dancing!

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    threads also about music and drawing:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=141398
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=147321
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=98620

    How the fuck do you embed youtube videos!
    [ yt ] id code [ / yt]

    get rid of the spaces in the container tags. the video's id code is in the url of the video (its everything after the ' = ' )
    refer to the vbcode page for acceptable tags used on the forums.
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    Old Time radio shows.

    The shadow, adventures of philip marlowe, Richard Diamond, YT Johnny Dollar, Broadway is my beat. Rocky Jordan, Nightbeat, is what I've been listening to lately.

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    Positive and distracting are relative terms. For me, I generally start out with something in the realm of Rammstein, Disturbed, etc. until I'm through the proportions and composition stage, then on to stuff like Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley.. really anything that chills me out the rest of the way.

    Hans Zimmer and John Williams are always a universally good choice, imo.. Rob Dougan too.

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    While I enjoy listening to music while drawing, I actually prefer listening to interesting podcasts or radio shows.

    However, since you were asking about music, I'd have to say good movie/video game music. Something I can relate to a story I like or something similar.

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    four words: explosions in the sky

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    This http://i33.tinypic.com/1pj62x.jpg
    Anything from these guys http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...bum)_cover.jpg
    and anything from these guys http://nuclear.ucdavis.edu/~rpicha/p...eth/ps_500.jpg

    And for some reason, listening to this over and over for hours while working is very inspiring for me http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/...CLZZZZZZZ_.jpg I know, it's creepy...

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    I've made a whole playlist of stuff on youtube that I listen to while I art. Some of the more obscure video game and underground stuff I listen to didn't make the list, but this is a good start:
    http://www.youtube.com/view_play_lis...283C129D132746

    My top inspiration, if I had to pick just one group, still has to be Delerium. They're an amazing mix of chant, techno, and addictive vocals.

    The epic album Once by Nightwish makes for a great sweeping narratively inspiring sort of music as well.

    For something soothing and moderately upbeat which makes perfect background music for the arting, try October Project.

    Enjoy!

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    Pandora.com ...I have stations built for all kinds of moods, and 95% of the new music I buy is stuff I've discovered on there.

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    Techno/trance. I tend to run through Juno Reactor, Paul Oakenfold, the Einhander soundtrack, Robert Miles' Children, and anything remotely electronica without lyrics. It has to be ambient because singing lyrics tend to distract my headspace when I least need it.

    If I do decide to go with something else, I go and listen to all of my Yasunori Mitsuda CDs, because his music is so beautiful and relaxing. A good run through his KiRite or Chrono Cross soundtrack tends to do the trick.

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    I like to listen to video game music, both the original chiptunes and remixes from ocremix.org. I mostly love to listen to orchestral scores when drawing

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    I love listening to atmospheric music while drawing, often instrumental.

    Here´s my current favourites:

    If These Trees Could Talk (the new album is great)
    The Ghost Orchid (Probably my favourite, and they´re not even signed to a label)
    Explosions in the Sky
    Moving Mountains (especially the pnuema album)

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    Honestly, I do almost all my artwork when listening to The Sisters of Mercy or Megadeth (talk about polar opposites).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aphotic Phoenix View Post
    Pandora.com ...I have stations built for all kinds of moods, and 95% of the new music I buy is stuff I've discovered on there.
    I second the vote for Pandora! When I'm not around my personal collection, this place is awesome as it lets you tailor your music listening to play ONLY the songs you like. If you don't like a song, you can have it removed from your station. Or if you're tired of hearing a song, you can 'put it on the shelf' for a month. They have lots of underground and lesser known stuff. A great place to discover new artists

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    If I do decide to go with something else, I go and listen to all of my Yasunori Mitsuda CDs, because his music is so beautiful and relaxing. A good run through his KiRite or Chrono Cross soundtrack tends to do the trick.
    Mitsuda's Xenogears soundtrack is also really awesome. The soundtrack to the first Parasite Eve game by Yoko Shimomura is another great one for upbeat techno with a bit of opera tossed in.

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    I created a playlist on my iTunes that I use for when I am arting. It has 704 songs give or take and has everything from country and wester to rap to rock to heavy metal to filk to yodeling to foreign country/language... I'm very eclectic in my tastes for music.

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    Nine inch nails, pigface, stuff like that for drawing. Also depends on what I'm drawing and what kind of mood it puts off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladydove7 View Post
    Mitsuda's Xenogears soundtrack is also really awesome. The soundtrack to the first Parasite Eve game by Yoko Shimomura is another great one for upbeat techno with a bit of opera tossed in.
    I have that one also. Xenogears' soundtrack was the reason why I got into Mitsuda and VGM in the first place. 'Flight' in particular is awesome. If only it wasn't so hard to find the first Parasite Eve soundtrack, I'll nab it, too. I really liked her work on that one. I'm hoping she makes a strong homerun with Final Fantasy Versus XIII.

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    I find it most relaxing to be listening to classical and modern classical music as well as any form of jazz. I would recommend John Williams, Aaron Copland or Samuel Barber for your orchestras and then some Maynard Ferguson, Wynton Marsalis, Miles Davis and Big Phat Band for your jazz (Maynard Ferguson plays some Hard Bop and has some intense trumpet parts. The Big Phat Band is very similar, but is made up of a whole lot of great musicians that like to revolve around jazz and swing. Wynton Marsalis is a trumpet god, put simply, none other can compete with his talent and Miles Davis is a legend.)

    Besides that? Anything goes; from Genesis to Talking Heads, from Aesop Rock to the Barenaked Ladies, from Parliament Funkadelic to Basshunter.

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    I find anything calm works for me, the album I'm listening to alot now is the Fleet Foxes debut and EP. Along with that there's the stuff I fall back on, if I can't choose what to play; Dummy by Portishead, any album by Nick Drake, Love's Forever Changes, Kate Bush's Aerial, OK Computer by Radiohead, and recently I've been listening alot to Bat for Lashes debut.

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    I've actually noticed a major boost in productivity lately as I've been listening to jazz fusion while I draw. Specifically I find John Scofield to be great.

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    Electronic music in general, I found, helps a lot while painting and drawing. Most vocal music distracts attention.

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    I'm also one of those who can't listen to vocal music, I always keep it purely instrumental. I muchly prefer classical music and out of that, some simple and beautiful piano music is my absolute favourite. I can listen to Chopin's nocturnes all day long. Some beautiful cello music never ceases to calm me, as well.

    Some atmospheric and newer music is good too! Such as Loreena McKennitt, E.S.Posthumus, Craig Armstrong etc. Good stuff. I sometimes put on some of my yoga relaxation music, but I usually end up producing some weird stuff out of that, heh.

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    Just a mixture of anything. Pop rock, light metal, rapcore, etc. I like watching/listening to movies, mostly, though.

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