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8 Relaxation Techniques

The new academic school year is approaching, and if you happen to encounter stress, anxiety, and emotional discomfort you want to be prepared to tackle them and make them your bitches.

Here are some methods through music that help me.

The numbers on this are meaningless.

1. Saxophonist, Ivan Renta.
-Cool and sometimes Smooth, very jazzy and trance-inducing with Latin flavor.

2. Emmy Rossum’s Solo Dream Pop Album.
-Please buy it, I hear she hasn’t even sold 10,000 copies yet. Use this if you want to fall asleep, and no, that’s not an insult. It’s peaceful. Serenity Now.

3. Chopin, turn the volume all the way up to drown out all other sounds.
-I got the idea from season 2 of Dexter. Jennifer Carpenter’s character gets the suggestion from the older guy she’s boinking. If it works for Jennifer Carpenter, it’ll work for you. No joke, I’ve tried this. It’s solid and truthful.


4. The Wicked Soundtrack, Courtesy of Stephen Schwartz.
-Wicked songs just have this effect on people, for example “Dancing Through Life.”

5. Dayplayer
-The band featuring John Francis Daley from “Bones” and “Freaks and Geeks.” Hit up their myspace, and you’ll see why. Charmingly relaxing. JFD does keyboard and vocals btw.

6. Russian Guitar, specifically the videos from Krzysztof Piotrowicz.(Youtube ID Kpcart.)
-The most enchanting music I know. This is what I listen to when I need to imagine.

7. Onward, short-lived power metal band, featuring vocalist Michael Grant.
-The edgiest relaxation music on this list. They just got posted on Youtube finally.


8. Once Soundtrack, Songs by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova with The Frames.
-Cheerful and uplifting, but also with minor moments. Very balanced, such is life.



QATFYG: What is your music for relaxing?

Comments

  1. wow, great post. for me: definitely instrumental music. Chopin is matchless (Nocturnes). some Rachmaminov. Schubert's lieder. recently also: wonderful Zoe Keating cello-paradise. some post-rock. and the most amazing piece of music i discovered this year: Requiem for a fox by Polmo Polpo

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  2. good stuff. Yeah classical music is great (understatement of forever). I haven't heard of Polmo Polpo, but I'll check it out. You have me intrigued.

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