7 types of #music to #boost your creativity

musicboostscreativityWhen you got that beat on repeat.

I’ve been listening to albums on repeat these days – usually, I’ll play singles on repeat.

It’s a great way to learn about variety on an album – each track features something different – guitar or brass, or percussion for example.

It’s also a great way to learn new music faster – like studying – repeating the same information within a shorter time frame helps you memorize material faster than if you only listen to the album once a week or month.

Anyway, I had forgotten how much of an impact music can have on your mood.

Music makes us feel good. And there’s so much variety – something for every mood – which can help us in our day-to-day lives and our creative lives.

So, creatives, here’s seven genres of music to help your creativity.

  1. Anthems. Own it. Like a boss. Rock chords. Guitars. Big sounds. You get the chorus stuck in your head. Demi Lovato’s Confident, Katy Perry’s Roar, Kelly Clarkson’s Stronger. Gets you in a positive and stronger mindset.
  2. Ballads – gotta love all the heart-wrenching feels. Lady Gaga’s Angel Down is my latest ballad addiction.
  3. Instrumentals – no distractions from lyrics. Found some harp music on Google Play a while ago.
  4. Orchestral music. While orchestral music encompasses classical music, there’s also classical crossover, which includes covers of contemporary music. Nothing is cleaner than an orchestra. Orchestras feature so much – strings, flutes, brass, horns, bass….let’s not forget kettle drums.
  5. A capella. Pentatonix, anyone? When you hear bunch of singers together covering well-loved numbers – or originals – it will amaze you how much the human voice can do – the different effects a voice can create compared with an instrument as well as how much like an instrument the voice can sound.
  6. Dance – nothing brings you up when you’re down more than a fast-paced, simple, feel-good vibe. Rhianna’s We Found Love. Walk the Moon’s Shut Up and Dance. Repetitive? Yes. Addicting? Yes. Fun? Yes.
  7. Hip-hop – rhythmic flow – when you got a loop on repeat, it’s addicting. Hamilton the Musical is my latest infatuation with hip-hop. Although I prefer melodies over spoken word, I love the flow of hip-hop.

GooglePlay is a fantastic resource to feed your new-music craving – so much music available.

So explore something you’ve been wanting to check out – and let the music charge your creative flow.

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