I don't generally balance books for a job, but I do listen to classical music (b.com) all day. I find I concentrate better with music. I will admit that vocal selections tend to intrude on my consciousness a bit more & make it harder for me to concentrate. That's exactly the reason I can't/don't listen to oldies/classic rock. They have words & I start thinking about them instead of my work.Originally posted by barfle:
I can't imagine anyone using a Brandenburg Concerto, William Tell Overture, or La Donna e Mobile as something to help them concentrate on balancing the books.
That might be true for me, but I have never experienced it in a work or study environment. I cant listen to radio if I am trying to solve or learn something challenging, because the DJ's voice can wipe my mind completely blank. Instrumental music works well, tho I'm pretty good at ignoring 'ambient' noise. If I had the Environments "Rain" recording, I'd probably listen to it endlessly. Oddly, I can put the original Men without Hats recording on loop, and not be distracted or annoyed regardless of number of repeats.I can concentrate best in silence.
LYRICS FOR SAFETY DANCEOriginally posted by piqaboo:
[b]Men without Hats[/b]
One of my "projects" is to digitize a bunch of my records so they are a bit more portable (didn't I make cassettes of them just a few years ago?). Since my work requires a fair amount of concentration, I intend to digitize some of my Environments records as well, so I can play them on my computer at work just to improve my concentration.Originally posted by piqaboo:
If I had the Environments "Rain" recording, I'd probably listen to it endlessly.
I have a pretty large number of LP's (as opposed to a couple dozen CD's). I'd like to transfer my LP's to CD's & I've thought about doing it a number of times. But, I'd need really easy to use software (and I'd like good sound quality). Anyone have any ideas/suggestions on software & techniques for accomplishing this?Originally posted by barfle:
One of my "projects" is to digitize a bunch of my records so they are a bit more portable.
File sharing, anyone?
That would be either the one recorded in the style of Cage's 4' 33", or the one that has three subsequent performances spliced together so it's long enough.Originally posted by barfle:
OT's favorite Bolero recording?
How about 5?Originally posted by OperaTenor:
or the one that has three subsequent performances spliced together so it's long enough.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, for bringing this thread back on topic. That's a rarity for you, isn't it?Originally posted by OperaTenor:
My parents listened almost exclusively to "beautiful music" while I was growing up. :puke: I think it has the appropriate acronym of "BM".
I listened to "Anansi Boys" on the way to Denver, and "Rage" and "Snowcrash" on the way back. Talking books are wonderful for long drives.Originally posted by dai bread:
One thing I keep meaning to try on long trips, and keep forgetting about when the time comes, is talking books. They're available in the library, and I think you can buy them, though I don't recall seeing any in shops. They're not just for the blind.
My sound card has a stereo audio input. Goldwave allows you to take an incoming analog signal and store it as a .wav file, and probably several other ways.Originally posted by OperaTenor:
How do you get music off the record and into the computer?
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