#1
I've heard from numerous people that listening to music for too long makes your ears go stale and that doing something as simple taking a breather is a great way to recharge your creative batteries (I write songs y'see), so I've decided that I'm going to stop listening to music until my next gig this Sunday just to try it out (if I can even achieve that).

If it all works out well enough, I might take it further. I wont though.
#2
Thats impossible, music is everywhere
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#4
I can't stop tapping my feet or hands on my thighs like a drum kit, EVAR. So probably not very long if you count drums as music. I would sure miss it though.
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#6
I did a charity project for three weeks and didn't take my iPod, we didn't really get a chance to listen to music anyway, but I would've done when laying in my hammock or on a break. After about 2 weeks I really did start to miss it although I didn't think I would all that much. I definitely felt more creative after the three weeks. I know that's probably impossible when you're at home but give it a go if you can stick it out.
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Thats impossible, music is everywhere


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#9
I listen to something every day. Literally. If I'm not listening, I'm thinking about it. Though I may try that break thing, just to see what it's like.
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#12
All of 10 seconds. At about 11 seconds I get unbelievably bored and can't take the silence anymore. :]
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Not very long. Probably for about as long as I sleep.
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#18
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You ever step in a car? Rev the engine. Congratz, you just made music.

Music is unavoidable, TS...


Funny that, seeing as I don't own a car.

EDIT: Besides, 'sounds' and 'music' are two different worlds.
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#20
I could live forever without music.

Anyone who can't needs to harden the **** up.
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I could live forever without music.

Anyone who can't needs to harden the **** up.

#22
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I could live forever without music.

Anyone who can't needs to harden the **** up.

I wish i could live forever
#23
I feel like there is a difference between "hearing" music and "listening" to music. Of course music is everywhere but that doesn't mean I "listen" to it all the time. Most of my creative juices charging comes from actually purposefully sitting down to listen to a cd or record. But conversely, if I like what I hear, I sometimes tune in to even tv commercials and get musically buzzed from that. Sometimes I go for periods of time like days where I don't make an effort to purposefully "listen" but I'm usually tuning in.
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#24
I could go the rest of my life without listening or playing the music I enjoy. Can't live without movies and video games though.
#25
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I could go the rest of my life without listening or playing the music I enjoy. Can't live without movies and video games though.


#26
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I could go the rest of my life without listening or playing the music I enjoy. Can't live without movies and video games though.

Can you live with watching those movies and playing those video games on mute all the time?
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Funny that, seeing as I don't own a car.

EDIT: Besides, 'sounds' and 'music' are two different worlds.



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#29
Though I haven't taken a music break like you said TS, I write songs as well and since I released my album many months ago, I've done jack shit in regards to writing and recording music, apart from the experimentation here and there, but no big project. And now I feel full of creativity, and once I get out of this week long limbo of being between living situations tomorrow, I'm going to write up a storm.
#31
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I could go the rest of my life without listening or playing the music I enjoy. Can't live without movies and video games though.

You wouldn't like movies (and probably video games too) half as much if they didn't have soundtracks or background music.
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#32
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Funny that, seeing as I don't own a car.

EDIT: Besides, 'sounds' and 'music' are two different worlds.


Not necessarily.


When you have a musically-inclined brain, you tend to hear rhythm in everything. Something as simple as an idling car engine can serve as a great backing rhythm to a high-energy percussion.
#33
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Not necessarily.


When you have a musically-inclined brain, you tend to hear rhythm in everything. Something as simple as an idling car engine can serve as a great backing rhythm to a high-energy percussion.

Though I do agree that sound and music do have their differences, this is the best post of the whole thread.
#34
Forever probably. I mean, it's not a vital thing to live at all. I would just much prefer to have it.
#35
As someone with two forms of synesthesia, i'd want to kill myself.

I love music, i dream about hearing a section of music if it's been like an hour of silence, my mind craves it.
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