An audio environment can be conducive to new ideas and cutting down mental
block. Music can be used to create an environment unique for each
individual. Experiment with different musical styles to see what works
best. Charles Thompson in his book "What a Great Idea!" recommends music
that follows these guidelines:-
- Avoid music with lyrics. Classical, light jazz, electronic
and instrumental music of various forms can work well.
- Avoid music that demands your attention
- Avoid music with large, sudden changes in amplitude.
- Use music with sustained tones and subtle variations.
I am now listening to "Snow Flakes are Dancing" by Tomita, an uplifting
electronic interpretation of Debussy Piano Music. This music works for me!
Try different works to see what works best.
- Brahms: Concerto in A Minor, Op 102
- Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 in E Minor Op. 11
- Beethoven: Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor Op. 27
- Vivaldi: L'Estro Armonico, Op.2; Concerto No. 5 in A Major
Taking a break and listening to music can uplift your spirits and
perhaps forge some new neural pathways to help you in your creativity.
Music has the power to make you feel good, providing a good environment for
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Last updated: 4th August 1999