I'm not much of a music person, but I'm developing an interest for instrumental music. Instrumental music does a great job of bringing about an emotion in people. Stories (ideally) do the same thing. In certain places in a story I'm writing, I'll tinker with the words very carefully to try provoking a certain emotion from the reader. Reading is also an activity that requires focus. I have found that music seems to help me focus when reading. It occurred to me that these two qualities of music and books could be combined.
If a story segment and a piece of music elicit the same emotion, wouldn't that piece of music be a great way to augment that same emotion the story is trying to express? That would be great.
Now I'd like to point out that I don't consider myself to be very good at writing. My choice of words are often chosen to fit what clear idea I have in my head. Emotion isn't something I'm good at forming or expressing in my writing. It would be nice to be able to recommend some background music for my readers to listen to while reading as compensation.
It's not just my stories to which I would enjoy seeing this applied. I think it would be great if all stories had recommended music for them. Could be a good idea for a website.
5 years, 6 months ago
08 May 2013 01:00 CEST