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Mazfire
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   Posted 12/1/2008 2:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Do certain types of music make you more anxious? does certain music help you relax? im sure most people will write that quiet, calming music helps them, but not me! the heavier and louder the rock, the less stress i feel! i sing along with it in the car (or yell as the case may be, lol)  and it seems to release all the pent up stress from work etc. i go to concerts and find the same stress release.. i also benefit from praise and worship music as well.
there are certain songs that remind me of a time and place- i.e my nervous breakdown when i was 15, and if a song from then comes on the radio, i have to change it straight away. i hate to be reminded of certain parts of the past. make sense?
 
 
 
 
 
...although listening to my dad's country and western sends me batty! rolleyes   and i cant do heavy metal. that makes me so tense! shocked
 
just curious about what type of music, or what artist helps you unwind. dont get me wrong, i totally enjoy much more relaxed stuff as well. im just not into 'dolphin sounds and gentle breezes' type stuff which my first PDoc recommended, i could never get used to it.


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Green Grove
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   Posted 12/1/2008 3:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Maz I feel the same way. . . I love rock, pop and alternative upbeat music which just gets me going. . . I only like older country music that I listened to with my grandparents, along with classical and gospel :) And I really can not stand most heavy metal. . . Some is cool, but too much makes me feel like I'm going nuts (rap does this to me also :) One difference though. . . I do like my nature sounds during a relaxation CD/Technique :) I don't think I could listen to it over and over for long periods of time :)

Great thread :) Now I'm going to go jam out :)

P.S.  I also like hip hop, some disco (older and newer club mixes:)


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stkitt
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   Posted 12/1/2008 4:27 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey there

Music has a powerful way of triggering emotions in us. Sometimes a song will remind us of people, places or events. Other times, the music itself (the key, tempo, style or lyrics) can make us feel a certain way. Some even say that listening to certain types of music (mainly classical) will make you smarter or more productive.

I see the original post about music has been bumped up.  Take a look at that thread, it is awesome.

My favorite driving song........"Black Horse and the Cherry Tree", KT Tunstall

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Georgie Girl
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   Posted 12/1/2008 7:44 PM (GMT -7)   

Heavy metal makes me more anxious than I already am.  And it doesn't help that it's played VERY LOUD--loud noises cause me to jump out of my skin. 

Blues and jazz depress me. 


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   Posted 12/1/2008 10:38 PM (GMT -7)   

I still sing along to the spice girls..

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Mazfire
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   Posted 12/2/2008 2:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Meg, tell me what you want, what you really, really want! LOL you are hilarious. if its any consolation, i have the spice girls movie- Spiceworld. you are not alone with your '90's pop addiction. blush
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FitzyK23
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   Posted 12/2/2008 6:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes! My husband used to play loud Dave Matthews on our long road trips early in the morning. The music to Don't Drink the Water would make me feel so anxious. It is supposed to be a bit of an ominous song and I just couldn't deal with it in the car at 6 am. Other music calms me down.
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paniccu
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   Posted 12/2/2008 7:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Absolutely, and it depends ont he mood I'm in. Sometimes metal/punk makes me feel better and sometimes it makes me more anxious. Reggae and Pink Floyd always makes me feel more relaxed. Smooth jazz makes me feel relaxed, but sometime Mile Davis or Dizzy Gillespie type music makes me feel really agitated. Same with classical. I have to be in the mood.

badfish
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   Posted 12/2/2008 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
My dad used to sing somewhere over the rainbow to me when we were going to visit my mum in hopsital. That song gives me massive panic attack feel uneasy thinking about it. To be that song is masive trigger for me sort of wierd I know
 


Mazfire
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   Posted 12/2/2008 5:19 PM (GMT -7)   
whenever im on hold to my cell phone provider, they play John Mayer. it makes me want to smack them and hang up. it seriously winds me up and gets me all annoyed. rolleyes rolleyes
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debaser
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   Posted 12/2/2008 7:37 PM (GMT -7)   
One thing that I absolutely cannot listen to anymore that I used to find interesting if not enjoyable is free form jazz. I can still dig on be bop and stuff, thank God.

I find Bod Dylan and Johnny Cash are comforting voices when I'm anxious. Unless there's some other annoying sound that I need to drown out I generally prefer no music when anxious.

Occasionally I'll go for some Decemberists. Many think Colin Maloy's voice is irritating, but I find his lyrics to be so well crafted and full of imagery that they can take my mind to a different place.

Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon is good. That's a record you can really, really get deep into. I have to skip "Run Like (this site will censor if I type the word)", and the clocks at the beginning of "Time", though.

When I'm done with a high anxiety state and want something energetic, I'll go for Broken Social Scene's first record pretty often. There's a lot of energy in that. Arcade Fire. I'm a big indie rock fan and listen to that stuff anyway, but I particularly like the faster stuff when I'm coming off a period of being miserable. And I can't fail to mention Pixies, of course!
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   Posted 12/2/2008 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   

The pixies of course! I couldn't agree more debaser!

Maz..I have the movie too..pity on both of us! lol!

Hold music..ergh. Should be outlawed..

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