When it's cold and dark outside, that's the perfect time to get a nice fire going in the fire place, to enjoy your favorite beverage and to listen to some great music. Unwind from a stress-full day and chill. But not because of the temperatures. 😉
After my article on how I re-learned to enjoy music with my own personal music ritual, I've received a few e-mails asking me about the music I listen to and if I could recommend some special winter music albums.
In the eastern part of Austria, where I live, there's currently no snow to be seen and the temperatures are unusually mild. Nevertheless, I want to present you 10 albums that I like to listen to on winter evenings - mild or cold. They are predominantly acoustic, very atmospheric recordings with sparse instrumentation and a somewhat melancholy feel to them.
Take some lessons with any decent, competent music teacher and you’ll very likely get the following advice:
- practice (you know it doesn’t work without it)
- train your ears – if you haven’t already, definitely try
the functional ear training method
- repeatedly listen to great music
- transcribe as much as possible
- imitate and absorb the greats
- increase your musical vocabulary.
And eventually as a result you’ll start to spit out original music.