Without a doubt, music is very emotive, and it can change your mood before the song has even ended. It can remind you of a time, a place, a person and stir up all the feelings associated with those memories.
I exercise great care when listening to music, because the wrong tune will just turn me into a big blubbering mess. In fact, most of the time I actively avoid listening to the radio, because I am not in control of what is being played, and therefore cannot predict my reaction to certain songs.
Finding suitable music for YouTube has been a challenge. You have to find something which is Copyright Free as well as suitable for the mood you are trying to convey in your film or vlog. YouTube has it’s own free library and it does offer a variety of music, and it is certainly the easiest way of finding a soundtrack, but you have to listen to quite a few before you find what you like.
You can download and save music from the YouTube library and I do find myself listening to it when I need some “neutral” sounds to combat an anxiety attack and to try to calm down.
Ambient sounds and ambient lounge music is probably the safest thing to listen to, but even that can be irritating sometimes!
I wrote about my favourite music a while ago – read all about it here.
If you can recommend some great music, what is it and how does it affect your mood? I would love to know. Please leave me a comment below.