Writing Music: Berlin09:00
Writers seem to be divided into two groups. There are those who love to write with music, and those who can’t stand to have any sort of music playing while they write. I am one of those who love to have music playing all the time, and, like many other writers, I have a long list of pieces that I like to listen to while writing. Sometimes I feel like listening to songs with words and some days I prefer instrumental music. Some days I’m quite happy to write to the soundtrack of a movie, and sometimes I need something completely different. But, whatever the occasion, I do love to have a tune playing through my headphones while my fingers fly.
As well as listening to the music, I like to share my music with other writers, and I always love to hear what they listen to as well. Because I like to share my music so much, I decided to start a blog series where I will share a piece of my writing music in every post. There’s so much good, inspirational music out there, perfect for inspiring words, scenes and even whole novels. Music is also very motivational. Sometimes, all I need to make me feel like writing is the right song.
This week, I wanted to share a piece of instrumental music from one of my favourite groups, the Piano Guys. This piece is called Berlin. What I love most about this piece is the plucked sound of the cello and the subtle drum beat underneath. I find it’s especially good for listening to when writing an emotional scene or one with a bit more action in it. When you’re not writing, I definitely recommend you watch the video to go with it too. Few people look happier when making music than this man.
What do you think of this piece? Do you like to write with music or do you prefer to write in silence? What is your favourite piece to write to?