Inspiration Station: NaNoWriMo Playlist

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If you’re like me you can’t work well when there are too many people talking.

I can’t read if someone is talking. I get too distracted by what they’re saying. It’s hard to write when people are talking because then my fingers end up typing their conversation as my ears become in tune with their voices.

However, I don’t necessarily like it to be silent when I work.

I go to my local bookstore every week to get some work done and sit in the cafe. It’s always busy. They are always a lot of people there. However, everyone’s voices blend in together that I don’t actually hear anyone speaking. That is, unless they’re sitting right next to me talking directly to me.

Even then I still don’t hear them sometimes.

On days when I can’t go to a cafe or my bookstore, I use a website called Coffitivity. It has a range of coffee shop sounds on a loop for you to listen to while you work.

I also listen to instrumental soundtracks including:

–Harry Potter
–The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
–Sherlock Holmes

Those movies have wonderful scores and if you enjoy video games and listening to The Legend of Zelda soundtrack is great as well.

Then there’s also YouTube. I listen to a lot of YouTubers (mostly because of the video games) so if you enjoy that then you’ll love to listen to Smooth McGroove. He recreates various video game music in a cappella.

There’s also Taylor Davis who recreates video game, anime, and movie soundtracks with her violin. She also has a range of original songs as well.

Lindsey Stirling is last on the list. She too plays the violin and has a lot of original songs. She also does a few covers herself.

Music is a wonderful thing. I think it really stimulates your brain and gets your mind flowing with energy. As long as it’s not a distraction, it really does help when you’re working on a project.

What kind of music do you listen to while you write?

May: Playlist

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The #YearOfHappy challenge for the month of May is to have a dance party by yourself or with others and then share your playlist.

My playlist is far too long. I listen to a lot of music and it’s a wide variety of genres, too. So I’m just going to share with what I’ve been into recently.

I’ve never been one for music; I’ve always enjoyed it, but I never fully understood it. I’ve been listening to a lot more instrumental music lately and because of that I’ve been getting a whole new appreciation for it; especially the instruments.

I’ve always wanted to play an instrument and now I want to more than ever because of people I’ve discovered on YouTube.

I’m not sure how long ago it was, but I found a guy named Smooth McGroove on YouTube. He does a cappella covers of video game music.

It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I do enjoy his cover of Cornered from the Ace Attorney games.

Through him I found a lot of other YouTubers who focus on video games (not necessarily singing) and it’s become a hobby of mine and Kris to watch check for new videos every day. We’re a little late, but we’re finally addicted to YouTube.

Then Kris discovered Taylor Davis. She’s a violinist who does covers of movies, tv shows, video games, you name it. She also has original songs which are fantastic.

Again, it’s hard to pick a favorite, but one song I absolutely love by her is Gerudo Valley from the Legend of Zelda video games.

Most recently, through Taylor Davis, Kris and I discovered a man named Peter Hollens. He also does a cappella. He does covers from pretty much anything; especially from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies. He also does a lot of collabs with his wife, who is also a fabulous a cappella singer.

One of my favorites from Peter is his cover of I See Fire (originally by Ed Sheeran) from The Hobbit movie.

So, there you have it. My top three favorite singers at the moment. Sorry to throw so many links at you guys, but I thought that would be better than throwing a bunch of videos at you. This way you can go on YouTube and explore their channels yourself.

I highly encourage you to do so because they’re all so wonderful. You might discover something new, too. I certainly did.