The Author Talks: My Top 8 Instrumental Songs for Writing
Even though musical talent was one of the few creative outlets my genetics did not bless me with, music is something I still hold dear. You can’t throw a rock without someone telling you how music is important. Even I did an experiment in Psychology class based on the Beethoven Effect.
For me, music has a way of changing my mood and providing a creative boost. I’ve read this is especially true for INFJ creatives. Regardless, there aren’t many people who would deny music has a way of enriching our lives. Perhaps it could even be said music was one of the first ways to tell a story.
I love to make playlists to listen to while writing. It used to be a lot harder to find music, but with the invents of such things as Shazam, which is the only reason I ever wanted a smart phone, figuring out the song you only catch a sliver of is easy. I love to watch TV and movies and some of the things I watch have powerful songs I wouldn’t otherwise have listened to. (I’m looking at you CW shows!) I’ve found Shazam helpful in identifying these mysterious songs.
Another great music tool I have is Pandora. I love the “AutoPlay” feature where after you listen to a song you like the program will find you similar songs. Some of the songs are by the same artist, but about 50% of the time I find a new to me song.
Many articles will point you to classic music as the “best” to listen to, but I think contemporary music has a lot to offer contemporary creatives. So, today I’m sharing my top instrumental songs.
Dad Tyler Bates
Sisters Tyler Bates
Message for the Queen Tyler Bates
The Shadow of Venus Apocalyptica
I Promised My Friends Steven Price
One Bullet Is All I Need Steven Price