Introducing Volume 2 of Music for Writing, the product of this exercise that we undertook last year to explore the music that students, researchers, teachers and tutors use to accompany and influence the task of academic writing.
The title of this playlist is a play on the phrase used to indicate the tempo of a piece of music, as well as the description attached to typing efficiency. So, music and writing. The title is also explained by the fact that the tracks collected here are generally of a much higher tempo than on Volume 1: Classical Composition.
I think both collections have their place, perhaps reflecting that we undertake different types of writing and that these varying compositional forms merit distinct types of aural accompaniment. But don't just agree with me: why not use the comments function below to indicate whether and how this playlist might influence of disrupt your own academic writing (or if you nominated a track, tell us how it works for you).
James Lamb is a tutor on MSc in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh
1. What I don’t know won’t hurt me Betty Lavette
2. Let’s Wade in The Water Marlena Shaw
3. Tightrope (Solo version) Janelle Monae
4. Teenage Kicks Nouvelle Vague
5. Hanging on the Telephone Souvenir
6. The Robots Kraftwerk
7. Hallogallo Neu!
8. Revolution 909 Daft Punk
9. Burnt Out Car (Mark Brown Mix) Saint Etienne
10.Pontape Remake 2013 Renato Cohen