The Tempo of A Solid Work Playlist
Do you listen to music at work or when you are working on an assignment? This is how I start my own “work” playlist. I do not pay for Spotify (just listen to the ads, they don’t bite), so I cannot copy a link to a playlist that I built for this blog post. This is a playlist that helps me focus and do my work better than if I would be working without it on. I feel that by sharing how I build the playlists that I listen to you will be able to build a better playlist.
I separate my playlist into sections with the first being fast enough to get the blood pumping and keep me awake, lasting forty minutes. The next section is usually more relaxed music that encompasses acoustic and music that is milder in tempo, this section usually lasts around an hour. My third section is designed with the hour left until I take my lunch break and the hour after my break in mind, it has a higher tempo and is the music that helps me focus the most. My final section is a mix of the two tempos, I have high tempo mixed in with low tempo music this keeps me alert and helps me make it to 5 o’clock.
Why do I use this method of varying the tempos of the songs that I use? I feel that this mixing helps alleviate the monotony of simply listening to one type of music all the way through, I love the Foo Fighters but I would be easily bored if I only listened to their music all day. Finding the perfect mix relies on the type of music that you listen to, that is the perfect thing about this method it can be tailored very easily to any musical taste. It fits my music taste perfectly since I listen to the Foo Fighters in one minute and the next could be Josh Groban.
Here is a quick sample of my music playlist:
“You Give Love A Bad Name” by Bon Jovi
“Run” by the Foo Fighters
“DNA.” by Kendrick Lamar
"Till I Collapse” by Eminem
“You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban
“Feeling Good” by Michael Bublé
“Apologize” by OneRepublic
“Desperado” by the Eagles
“Yeah!” by Usher
“Heavy is the Head” by Zac Brown Band
“Black Hole Sun” by Soundgarden
“maad city” by Kendrick Lamar
“It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere” by Alan Jackson
“Fight for Your Right" by the Beastie Boys
“Rocket Man” by Elton John
“Use Somebody” by Kings of Leon