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I need some music to listen to while I read.
 
I read a lot, 6+ hours a day and Medeski Martin and Wood are getting boring. I all their live and studio albums on random and I'm growing bored of them after 100+ replays.
 
Best that works:
Classical - more powerful and less minimalist
Jazz - more flow then beat. Can't have too many sharp notes
No vocals
 
Pretty much instrumental and best if a little lively to keep me awake through boring reads.
 
Thanks in advance!
 
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Have you tried Enya? she have nice songs. 
 
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Beastie Boys - "The Mix-Up"
Miles Davis - "Kind Of Blue"
Ambient?
Funk instrumentals? (Ask Leeperry!)
Instrumental soundtracks?
Psytrance/Goa?
 
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Beastie Boys - "The Mix-Up"
Miles Davis - "Kind Of Blue"
Ambient?
Funk instrumentals? (Ask Leeperry!)
Instrumental soundtracks?
Psytrance/Goa?
 
Well, no lyrics to be best.
 
Love Miles Davis, but too bored of listening to him. Yes, I have listened to all of his albums too many times.
 
Ambient..... meh. 
 
I really like Japanese Instrumental Rock, but I have all the bands. Mouse on Keys, Toe, Crow'sclaw
 
 
 
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I like to go classical:

Beethoven's symphonies (all of 'em, though the 7th is my favorite)
Dvorak's New World Symphony
Holst's Planets
Stravinsky's Firebird Suite and Rite of Spring
Mozart's Requiem

Throw in some Gershwin and Copeland for good measure.
 
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That Beastie Boys album is just instrumentals and works well as background music. 
 
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Maybe some Tal Wilkenfeld? Or Pat Metheny? His new "not so new anymore" album Orchestrion is awesome.
 
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Love Miles Davis, but too bored of listening to him. Yes, I have listened to all of his albums too many times.
 

 
You are doing it wrong, then. All of his albums? Im not sure there is a lifespan long enough to listen to 'all' of his albums 'too many' times.
 
I usually go with music I am very familiar so that I am not concentrating on it. Instrumental music is great, but I find myself focusing on it too much if it isnt completely familiar. I mean, the focus needs to be on the book and not the music if one is doing both. I read to Dylan a ton because it tends to be non-obtrusive and I have most of his music memorized.
 
Classical is great as long as youve heard the piece 15+ times or so.
 
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I think ambient is even better than classical smt, I honestly don`t think Mozart Requiem is that great for reading or studying, or some Beethoven,
I used to listen to Bach when studing, but at that time it was my only choice,
 
btw, of course you should use speakers because I find impossible
 studying...
 
 
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You are doing it wrong, then. All of his albums? Im not sure there is a lifespan long enough to listen to 'all' of his albums 'too many' times.
 
I usually go with music I am very familiar so that I am not concentrating on it. Instrumental music is great, but I find myself focusing on it too much if it isnt completely familiar. I mean, the focus needs to be on the book and not the music if one is doing both. I read to Dylan a ton because it tends to be non-obtrusive and I have most of his music memorized.
 
Classical is great as long as youve heard the piece 15+ times or so.


I've listened to Miles Davis too much. I've studied his writing style and figured out how he would assemble each and every note exactly. This was for a class.
 
I listen to music from the time I wake up to the time I go to sleep.
 
 
Yeah, music I know well works, but then it also pulls me away when I hear a certain part I enjoy.
 
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I think ambient is even better than classical smt, I honestly don`t think Mozart Requiem is that great for reading or studying, or some Beethoven,
I used to listen to Bach when studing, but at that time it was my only choice,
 
btw, of course you should use speakers because I find impossible
 studying...
 


Really, you're using the wrong headphones then.
 
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I like to go classical:

Beethoven's symphonies (all of 'em, though the 7th is my favorite)
Dvorak's New World Symphony
Holst's Planets
Stravinsky's Firebird Suite and Rite of Spring
Mozart's Requiem

Throw in some Gershwin and Copeland for good measure.

I love the Planets, but Pluto throws me off and I have to skip it on purpose. Who writes in?
 
Thanks I'll check them out. I probably know them already
 
 
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Buckethead - Electric Tears
Buckethead - Colma
Mike Oldfield - anything by this guy
 
 
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Looking through my own collection...
 
beats antique
bela fleck and the flecktones - some songs have lyrics, most dont.
birel lagrene - gipsy trio, and probably more albums, as he is a solo guitarist
buena vista social club - technically they have vocals, but since they may not be in your language, you may not notice them as strongly
Dave Holland Quintet
Joshua Bell - voice of the violin
Joshua Redman elastic band - momentum - sax driven improv jazz
soullive - doin somethin
 
 
 
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