I don’t know about you but I love listening to music while I work and think. During design sessions or work sessions, it can be such a simple privilege to allow youth to listen to music while they work. One of the challenges that comes up when allowing students to listen to music while working is no one can agree on the genre of music to listen too and there is always the fear of inappropriate lyrics or foul language. I’m going to share some insights into choosing music for making.
One solution we have found is to use instrumental music. Right away, you might hear the voices of your students crying out that they don’t wan to listen to that “fancy stuff”, but there is a real fun alternative to Bach and Beethoven that your students might enjoy. A popular trend in music is to cover modern music with instrumental configurations. My current favorite, and what you probably heard during any of our workshops, is Vitamin String Quartet. They create orchestral covers of everything from the Beatles to AC/DC to Nikki Minaj to Kanye West. There are no lyrics, so no foul language, and our youth usually try to be the first to figure out what song it is.
No Foul Language.
Where To Find It
You can find Vitamin String Quartet on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon. Visit their website to learn more: www.vitaminstringquartet.com