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Meditation Mixtape?

Postby Oddball » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:44 pm

Hi folks,
I'm putting together a meditation mixtape for myself; does anyone have any suggestions? Doesn't have to be traditional meditation music (I've put a lot of video game music on there :lol: )
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Re: Meditation Mixtape?

Postby planewalker » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:04 pm

Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven
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Re: Meditation Mixtape?

Postby Corbin » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:33 am

Pachelbel's canon in D major (my favourite arrangement being by Sir Neville Marriner of the Academy of St Martin In The Fields, the full orchestral depth is amazing - originally it was chamber music). It always brings to my mind the continuity of life - that life goes ever onward. Of being a small part of something very big.

My first exposure to it was in an old Australian mini-series called "Vietnam" about Australia's involvement in the Vietnam war.

Its repetition is what makes it good meditation music and the way it builds on and plays within the "canon". Music very easy to get lost in.
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Re: Meditation Mixtape?

Postby Oddball » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:56 pm

Thank you both for the classical suggestions! I find that I like Moonlight Sonata best on dark/cloudy days & Pachabel on sunny days. Weird how I associate weather with the songs. I’ve added Satie & Holst for extra classical goodness.

Non-classical example, but I STRONGLY recommend Jeremy Soule for meditation. He doesn’t quite do “circular” music. His music tend to gently wander & soar. I’d best happy to post the playlist here for critique, but i’m not sure if that’s allowed.
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Re: Meditation Mixtape?

Postby planewalker » Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:38 pm

As long as your only claiming that it's your work in finding the pieces of music and deciding what is best, in what order, with what environmental or emotional disposition at the start of the meditation session in question and/or I'm sure you get the idea. I'll be awaiting your play list with anticipation.
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Re: Meditation Mixtape?

Postby Corbin » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:45 pm

Hmm ... Game soundtracks / atmosphere music?

I have several old pc games which had attached audio files / mood music / ost that, with some picking and choosing, fine tuning, could translate well, perhaps with some looping on the shorter tracks - repetition is no bad thing in mediitation but a poorly spliced loop is fairly jarring.
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Re: Meditation Mixtape?

Postby Oddball » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:34 am

So, uh...the "little" mixtape ended up much longer than expected...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvNQLJ1_HQ0&list=PLhYEdGe9zd-mJVtj5nG01grdvLZUdA2pT

Here's how I ended up sorting it:
1. Classical
2. Modern Ambience
3. Aerial/Forest
4. Water
5. Mix of Plains/Native American-inspired songs
6. Desert
7. Mix of Indian-inspired songs
8. Jungle
9. Mountain
10. Tundra
11. "Darker"/Underworld/Surreal
12. Ethereal

Many thanks to Corbin & Planewalker for their suggestions! I hadn't thought of Moonlight Sonata or Pachelbel's Canon. Ended up being a great way to start the playlist, in my opinion!

Please let me know if there are any songs I should add, or if I should take any out (too loud/distracting, for example)!
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Re: Meditation Mixtape?

Postby Oddball » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:46 am

Also...there are annoying ads at the start of some videos. My apologies >_<

The Lakme Duet cuts off at the end, which is a shame, because it is my favorite version!
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