How Music Works to Focus My Brain and Steady My Hands
So, I’m not much of an inspirational writer. I’ll admit, I’m more of a commentator on my personal blog, Black Tea Dispensary. But I think with anything I do, there is a good chance there is music playing in the background. Have you ever walked past an office that just seems too quiet? Like all you hear is the clicking of a keyboard and papers moving around? Yeah…that is not my office. Walking past my office there is everything from Jazz, Pop, White Noise (I know, right?), Acoustic, and sometimes Hip-Hop (usually not mumble rap, but conscious rap) coming from my office.
Recently, I’ve been listening to NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concerts on Youtube. They invite a lot of underground and a few mainstream artists to the NPR office, to literally do a concert behind someone’s desk. It is amazing. I like these so much because it is live, the voices are raw and to me, that shows much more emotion than an album or a recording. Listening to music, rather it has words or not, helps me focus on my task at hand. It helps more of my “mojo” move and whether I am putting together curriculum (I’m a Social Worker at a high school) or writing blogs, I get work done, and by the time I look up, it is time for me to go home. Long story short, check out NPR Music Tiny Desk Concerts.