What Music Rocks Your Woodworking World?

By Rich Christianson | Posted: 05/09/2014 12:39PM


I enjoy listening to music when I'm writing about the wood products industry at home after-office hours or on weekends.

My usual modus operandi is to play my iPod on shuffle. This results in an eclectic stream of music from Rock and Blues through Jazz and Classical. An iPod shuffle session might include classic rock songs from the Kinks, Cream or The Doors to something more contemporary alternative like Xenia Rubinos (see video above), Man Man or The Hives. Interspersed I'll hear bits of Chopin, Beethoven, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Kurt Elling, Silver Apples, Amon Duul II, Fairport Convention, Wilco, etc.

For those without iPods, I discovered there is a wide variety of long-play music loops on Youtube, such as multiple hours of Mozart (below), Vivaldi and other classical music composers to ambient music, smooth jazz and soulful beach house music video.

What gets your creative juices flowing when you take on a woodworking project or helps you make it through the monotony of seemingly endless hand sanding applications between multiple coats of finish?

Please take a moment to respond to our survey question: What is your favorite genre of music to listen to when you are woodworking?

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About the Author

Rich Christianson

Rich Christianson is Associate Publisher and Editor at Large of Woodworking Network. During his 25+ years covering the wood products industry, Rich has toured hundreds of manufacturing plants throughout North America, Europe and Asia. His reporting has covered everything from the state of the industry and impact of wood imports to technology and environmental issues. In his current capacity he is responsible for editing the daily Woodworking Network Update newsletter and coordinating events including the annual Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and Canada’s biennial Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo. He can be contacted at rchristianson@woodworkingnetwork.com or follow him on Google+.

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