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post #1 of Old 10-28-2015, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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Music while painting

I watch a show called Brain Games on television. If you have never seen it is a show all about how your brain works. I find it fascinating. Anyway they had this segment on how music actually does increase your perform on IQ tests and pretty much anything you do that requires using your brain including art. The gave demonstrations and the results were amazing, sometimes going up as high as 30% of original score on IQ tests. It's not just classical music, any music. It somehow stimulates your brain, they got into the physiology of it but it was way over my head.

Anyway long story short...instead of listening to the news while I paint I'm going to listen to music and see if there is any improvement.



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I used to listen to music while a did my art but found it distracting. I love to paint to the sounds of birds though (real time, not recorded).
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I love to listen to music while I draw and paint I can't focus at all without it and it also helps me to feel inspired ^^
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This is a link to a series of articles written by a friend of mine on the the subject of how the brain works during creativity. Keep clicking the click here at the bottom to read more.

http://www.iouart.co/2013/07/theta-b...-they-can.html

Anyway sometimes I use music to help me get into that right brain, meditative, creative state and sometimes I just prefer silence. As far as what kind of music. If I'm drawing sculls or horror I'll listen to Heavy Metal, Goth or maybe some Mozart or Beethoven or maybe some other heavy classical. With my latest piece I listened to a big mix of Alternative and classic Rock. Sometimes I'll listen to blues like Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughn or some of the old time blues artists. Just depends where I'm at at the moment.

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Thanks Eddie I learned something. She says its Theta waves that relaxes and put you in the creative frame of mind. I always thought it was Alpha waves.

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I totally agree with Eddie. Some times I put some "background jazz", or a new style called "trip hop", but other times I don't want a noise bothering me so I keep the whole house in silence >.<
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I always listen to music when I'm working, wether it's drawing, painting or writing. The kind of music differs greatly though; sometimes it's soundtracks, sometimes aggressive hardrock, sometimes classical music. It all brings it's own inspiration to the table, which is lovely.
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Intriguing.

I never gave it much thought. I just tend to pick up and draw when the mood strikes, last night during a movie for example. I will try using music to inspire.

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Don't know if it's related or not to music listening but I have been listening to music while painting and I honestly think I'm doing better paintings. I find myself making brush strokes to the music



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That sounds like fun! And if it's giving that results we are seeing... please, don't stop the music (?
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