Why Listen to Music with Nature Sounds while reading?
Nature sounds have long been recognized to reduce stress levels and increase focus and productivity. A recent study by Erin Largo-Wright and colleagues showed that people listening to nature sounds at work even for just 15 minutes experienced a reduction in muscle tension, heart rate and self reported stress. This phenomena forms the basis of Little Symphonies mission, which is to create quality nature music using nature sounds recorded all over the world.
Our Background Reading Music playlist includes only the most calming nature sounds and ambient music in our discography, making it the perfect choice to help lower your stress levels while at work or when unwinding at home.
Will the Background Reading Music Playlist be Distracting?
The answer is likely, no.
As someone who struggles to read while listening to conventional music, I have ensured that the music Little Symphony creates will sink down into your subconscious. The melodies are intentionally left simple and sparse, and the instrument tones are docile and calming to avoid any sudden surprises. In fact, I have been writing this blog post while listening to one of our newer albums, Bear Beach, which is on our Background Reading Music playlist. I can safely say that it has helped me focus.
At the end of the day, the best way to find out if our Background Reading Music playlist is right for you is to give it a try the next time you read.
Future Reading Playlist Ideas from Little Symphony
As our discography continues to expand from efforts such as Pete’s trip to the Amazon Rainforest, we plan to provide more and more reading playlist options to our listeners. As we get more wave sounds, we will create full playlists of oceans. As we get more rain, we will have playlists dedicated to rain. As we get more birds sounds… you get the idea! Our goal is to eventually cover the entire world to record a range of sounds so broad that every single person on earth could find something they want to listen to.
Having shared this most grandiose goal with you, I invite you to help us on this quest. If there are certain sounds that you would like to hear on our reading playlists (or any playlists for that matter) please let us know on our Suggestions form. At the end of the day we are recording nature sounds and making background music for our listeners. We want to provide as much value to you as possible.
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As always, thank you for reading and listening to Little Symphony. Have a great day!