Sometimes I write in complete silence and sometimes, I write with tunes. Mostly jazz. Classical music is too melancholic and influences what I write although I do like the soundtrack from Pride and Prejudice, gorgeous lush stuff and worth trying out. Just a warning you may find yourself channeling Austen.
Music is the biggest part of my life, bigger than writing. I grew up with music surrounding me, I studied music at school and at university. Music comes with me everywhere now. My musical tastes are described catholic; universal and not defined. I could move easily from a Jungle Brothers track to Bach and then onto James Brown and finishing with some obscure hiphop track.
One of the best things about iTunes is genius. Create your own playlists. The best playlists are those marked dance. Those who know me know I love to dance and there is never a party at my house happens where dancing isn’t involved. My new favorite tunes, courtesy of BFF Emma, is the Ku De Ta podcasts. Just go to iTunes and podcasts and search and download. Too easy and you will always have club stylings on your playlist.
Off to do something clever. I’ll let you know when I’m done.